Released: 20 September 1999
David Bowie: vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer
Reeves Gabrels: guitar, keyboards, synthesizer
Mark Plati: bass guitar
Mike Levesque: drums
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.
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.