Thursday's Child singleWritten by: David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels
Recorded: 1998-1999
Producers: David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels

Released: 20 September 1999

Available on:
Re:Call 5


David Bowie: vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer
Reeves Gabrels: guitar, keyboards, synthesizer
Mark Plati: bass guitar
Mike Levesque: drums

Recorded during sessions for the ‘hours…’ album, ‘No One Calls’ was a b-side on some formats of David Bowie’s ‘Thursday’s Child’ single.

The track also appeared in the computer game Omikron: The Nomad Soul, which featured a number of recordings by Bowie and Gabrels. The game was developed by software company Quantic Dream, and released by Eidos Interactive in October 1999.

Some of the songs on Omikron were different from the ‘hours…’ versions, and there were four instrumentals: ‘Awaken 2’, ‘Jangir’, ‘Qualisar’ and ‘Thrust’. ‘Awakened 2’ was an instrumental version of ‘No One Calls’.

I approached it as though I was doing a movie, so we wrote a soundtrack for it. There’s ambient music, fight scene music, music for the strip clubs and all that – and being a French-designed game, there are plenty of strip clubs. You have to get the game to get the music.
David Bowie
New Zealand Herald, 26 June 1999

The song was initially released in September 1999 on the ‘Thursday’s Child’ single. It was also a bonus track with downloads of the album from the Liquid Audio website.

‘No One Calls’ was one of the songs on Re:Call 5, a compilation of his non-album singles, single versions, remixes and b-sides included in the 2021 box set Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001).

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