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TALISMAN - LIVE IN JAPAN

Originally released 1994, this Deluxe Edition released in 2012.

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Album is available in all streaming, download portals as well as physical CD in a complete new re-worked digipack packaging.
Including new mix, previously unreleased audio material, linear notes, pics and personal notes from Jeff Scott Soto.

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Players:

Marcel Jacob: Bass, backing vocals.
Jeff Scott Soto: Vocals.
Fredrik Åkesson: Guitars, backing vocals.
Jamie Borger: Drums.

Track listing:

  1. Mysterious (This Time it’s serious)
  2. Standin' On Fire
  3. Comin’ Home
  4. If You Would Only Be My Friend
  5. I'll Be Waiting
  6. Time After Time
  7. All I Want
  8. Dangerous
  9. U Done Me Wrong
  10. Break Your Chains
  11. Bass + Guitar Solo
  12. All Or Nothing
  13. I Am A Viking
  14. Just Between Us

HISTORY:

A COUPLE OF MONTHS BEFORE GOING TO JAPAN AND BEFORE THE RECORDINGS BEGAN FOR GENESIS,
DRUMMER JAKE SAMUEL QUIT THE BAND TO PURSUE HIS SINGING CAREER. MARCEL JACOB’S FIRST CHOICE
TO REPLACE HIM WAS JAMIE BORGER, FORMERLY OF THE SWEDISH ACT TREAT.
JACOB RANG HIM TO JOIN THE BAND AND THE TIMING COULDN’T’ BE MORE PERFECT AS TREAT HAD JUST BROKEN UP.
BORGER IMMEDIATELY ACCEPTED AND WAS READY TO GET ON BOARD. TALISMAN WAS NOW COMPLETE
AND READY FOR THE ADVENTURE IN JAPAN…..

GETTING THE BAND TO JAPAN AND RECORDING A LIVE ALBUM WAS A BRILLIANT IDEA…WELL, EVERYONE THOUGHT ANYWAY! NOBODY FACTORED IN THE LONG TRAVEL, THE FATIGUE, AND JETLAG IN THE 2 DAYS THE BAND HAD TO ARRIVE, REHEARSE AND BE READY TO DELIVER. EVEN THE FACT THAT THE BAND HAD NOT RECEIVED THE NEWS THAT THE JAPANESE AUDIENCE EXPECTED THE PERFORMANCE TO BE 2 HOURS OR
MORE WHEREAS TALISMAN ONLY HAD 2 ALBUMS TO PICK SONGS FROM, THEN FACTORING IN THAT SOME
OF THESE SONGS WERE NEVER WRITTEN WITH THE ‘STAGE’ IN MIND.


A REHEARSAL PLACE WAS QUICKLY FOUND IN JAPAN SO THE BAND COULDMAKE THE NECESSARY ADJUSTMENTS AND TRY OUT OTHER SONGS AND A FEW COVERS THAT WERE ADDED TO THE LIVE SET. BUT EVEN SO, TALISMAN HAD TOO SHORT OF A SET SO INSTRUMENTAL PARTS HAD TO BE ADDED TO THE SHOW.
FOR INSTANCE AN 8-MINUTE DRUM SOLO - SOMETHING JAMIE WOULD HAVE NEVER DONE IN ANY BAND– AND FREDRIK ALSO HAD TO DO A GUITAR SOLO ON HIS OWN WHICHWAS THROWING THE 20-YEAR-OLD GUITARIST INTO THE LION’S DEN TO DELIVER.

MARCEL AND JEFF HAD NOT BEEN THERE TOGETHER SINCE THE TOUR WITH YNGWIE MALMSTEEN SO IT HAPPENED QUITE OFTEN THAT THE AUDIENCE AND FANS SCREAMED FOR SOME YNGWIE TUNES. SOMETIMES THEY DELVED INTO BITS AND PIECES FROM THAT ERA, HERE YOU’LL FIND AN AD LIB TEASER FORTHE SONG “I AM A VIKING” BY JACOB & SOTO.
YOU WILL ALSO FIND SOME GUITAR AND BASS IMPROVISING BETWEEN THE SONGS,
JUST TO ADD MORE MINUTES TO THE SHOW…AND THE FANS LOVED IT!

NOW THE LIVE RECORDING HAVE BEEN REMIXED FROM THEIR ORIGINAL SOURCE AND EDITED WITH
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL INCLUDED. AND WITH THE USE OF TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY, THE SHOW
CAN BE HEARD IN ALL ITS PROPER GLORY.
ENJOY!