Marcel Jacob formed Talisman in 1988. Marcel was playing with John Norum(Europe) when he started to write and record demos which he thought would end up on John’s second solo album, as Marcel had written most of the songs for John Norum’s first album “Total Control”. Marcel felt that these new songs where perfect for John. But John surprisingly rejected the songs. John was to follow up on an idea to work with Glenn Hughes instead and soon after the singer Göran Edman was offered the opportunity to join Yngwie Malmsteen's band and did.
So Marcel had these songs but no band and no singer.

In Short, Jeff Scott Soto was asked to sing on Marcels project, a record deal in place - TALISMAN was born.

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