A Collection of Short Stories (Houston Calls album)

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A Collection of Short Stories
Studio album by Houston Calls
Released August 2, 2005 (2005-08-02)
Recorded Black Lodge Studios (Eudora, Kansas)
Genre Alternative rock, power pop, pop punk
Length 37:52
Label Rushmore
Producer Ed Rose
Houston Calls chronology
Sampler Volume 2
(2004)
A Collection of Short Stories
(2005)
The End of an Error
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sputnik Music 3/5 stars link

A Collection of Short Stories is the debut album by Houston Calls, released on August 2, 2005 (2005-08-02) on Rushmore Records. The song title "The Better Part of Valor" is a reference to William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Houston Calls. 

A Collection of Short Stories
No. Title Length
1. "Sunrise Goodbyes"   3:40
2. "Exit, Emergency"   3:13
3. "Bob and Bonnie"   3:45
4. "Elephant and Castle"   3:31
5. "Amtrak Is for Lovers"   3:51
6. "High Rise"   3:11
7. "One More Won't Hurt"   3:07
8. "A Bottle of Red, a Bottle of Spite"   3:24
9. "A Line in the Sand"   3:12
10. "A Pen and a Piece of Mind"   3:13
11. "The Better Part of Valor"   3:40

Charts[edit]

  • Top Internet Album Sales – Week of August 20, 2005 – #15

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Ed Rose – Production, Mixing
  • Mike Fossenkemper – Mastering

Design[edit]

  • Dave Hill – Photography
  • Kevin Scanlon – Photography