TALISMAN - GENESIS

Originally released 1993, this Deluxe Edition with bonus material released in 2012.

Album is available in all streaming, download portals as well as physical CD and a vinyl version in complete new
re-worked packaging. Including new linear notes and pics and personal notes from Jeff Scott Soto.


Players:

Marcel Jacob: Bass, rhythm guitars, drums and keyboards.
Jeff Scott Soto: Vocals, backing vocals.
Fredrik Åkesson: Lead guitar, rhythm guitars.

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2012, additional players on the 4 revisited demos tapes:
Jamie Borger: Drums. Fredrik Åkesson: Lead guitar. Pontus Norgren: Lead Guitar.

Track listing:

  • Comin' Home
  • Time After Time
  • Mysterious (This Time It's Serious)
  • If You Would Only Be My Friend
  • All Or Nothing
  • All I Want
  • U Done Me Wrong
  • I'll Set Your House On Fire
  • Give Me A Sign
  • Lovechild
  • Long Way To Go
  • Run With The Pack
  • Give Me A Sign (Bonus Track: Demo version re-recorded and mixed, 2012)
  • Comin' Home (Bonus Track: Demo version re-recorded and mixed, 2012)
  • U Done Me Wrong (Bonus Track: Demo version re-recorded and mixed, 2012)
  • Time After Time (Bonus Track: Demo version re-recorded and mixed, 2012)

     

    Album History:

    THE PERIOD AFTER THE SUMMER OF 1990 WAS DIFFICULT FOR MARCEL JACOB, TALISMAN WAS ON HOLD
    AGAIN DUE TO THE RECORD COMPANY GOING DOWN AND JEFF SCOTT SOTO WAS NOW OFFICIALLY SIGNED TO
    AN AMERICAN RECORD LABEL WITH THE BAND “EYES”.

    JACOB WAS FINDING HIMSELF IN AN AWKWARD SITUATION BECAUSE OF THE SUCCESS OF THE DEBUT ALBUM,
    "TALISMAN”, AND HAVING SIGNED TO A MAJOR RECORD LABEL, WARNER MUSIC, HE HAD TO PUT TOGETHER
    A NEW GROUP REPLACING JEFF AND GUITAR PLAYER JASON BIELER, WHO ALSO WAS ENJOYING MAJOR SUCCESS
    WITH HIS BAND SAIGON KICK IN THE US.

    JACOB HAD TO FIND NEW MEMBERS FOR TALISMAN SO HE TOOK TO TRAVELS FROM AMERICA TO ENGLAND
    ON HIS QUEST. AMONG THEM, MARCEL MET UP WITH TONY MARTIN (BLACK SABBATH) BUT TIME SCHEDULES AND
    OTHER COMMITMENTS MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE AND NOTHING REALLY CAME OUT OF THIS VENTURE.

    BACK IN SWEDEN, JACOB HOOKED UP WITH THE AMAZING SINGER MATTI ALFONZETTI, SOMEONE HE KNEW
    WAY BACK FROM SCHOOL. IN 1992, THEY WROTE AND RECORDED TOGETHER, CONTINUING WITH TALISMAN JAKOB SAMUEL ON DRUMS ALONG WITH THE YOUNG AND TALENTED GUITAR PLAYER, FREDRIK ÅKESSON.
    THE BAND DID A FEW SHOWS, SOME DEMOS, BUT THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THE NEW TALISMAN TO A
    MAJOR DEAL LEFT THE COMPANY REPLACED BY A NEW EXEC WHO HAD NO INTEREST IN THE BAND AND THINGS
    BECAME STAGNATE AGAIN.

    THE BAND DISSOLVED AND MARCEL HAD NO ALTERNATIVES LEFT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, HIS DEAR FRIEND
    CHRISTER WEDIN WHO WORKED AT ELECTRA (THE VERY FIRST LABEL THAT WAS INTERESTED IN TALISMAN AND
    LATER WAS INVOLVED IN GETTING THE “TALISMAN” ALBUM RELEASED) HAD NOW FOUND HIS WAY INTO A POSITION
    AS THE SWEDISH GENERAL MANAGER FOR DUTCH/CANADIAN LABEL DINO MUSIC.
    WEDIN WAS INTERESTED IN PUTTING A DEAL TOGETHER FOR A SECOND TALISMAN ALBUM IF SOTO
    ALSO WAS AVAILABLE. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, MARCEL CALLED SOTO LATE 1992 FOR ONE OF THEIR‘SEMI-ANNUALUPDATES ON LIFE’. SOTO REVEALED EYES WAS OVER FOR HIM, AND AFTER AN HOUR OF REMINISCING
    ABOUT THE 1ST ALBUM ANDTOUR, EXCLAIMED HOW MUCH HE WISHED THEY COULD DO IT ALL AGAIN.

    THESE WERE EXACTLY THE WORDS JACOB WAS HOPING TO HEAR! WITHIN 24 HOURS, HE CONFIRMED A NEW
    ALBUM DEAL FOR THE THE 2 TO GET THINGS GOING AGAIN! GUITAR PLAYER FREDRIK ÅKESSON WAS ASKED TO JOIN
    THE BAND AS A FULL TIME MEMBER BUT SAMUEL HAD MOVED ON TO BECOME A SINGER NOW AND A DRUMMER
    WAS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE BAND.


    FOR THE RECORDINGS HOWEVER, MARCEL RESORTED TO THE SAME PROCESS AS THE DEBUT ALBUM, THE DRUMS
    WERE PROGRAMMED TO SAVE TIME AND GET THINGS IN ACTION UNTIL THEY COULD FIND TIME TO GET THE
    ‘RIGHT’ PERSON TO FILL THAT SEAT.

    EVERYTHING FELL INTO PLACE AND RECORDING STARTED WITH A LOCKOUT SITUATION AT STOCKSUND RECORDING STUDIO IN THE POSH QUARTERS JUST OUTSIDE OF STOCKHOLM, THE ALBUM WAS RECORDED AND MIXED BETWEEN
    23 NOVEMBER TO 23 DECEMBER IN 1992.

    FOR THE 2012 DELUXE EDITION RELEASE, THE MUSICIANS AND FORMER TALISMAN MEMBERS JAMIE BORGER(BACK IN TREAT), FREDRIK ÅKESSON (NOW WITH OPETH) AND GUITARIST PONTUS NORGREN (HAMMERFALL)
    HONOUR MARCEL’S LEGACY WITH NEWLY RECORDED DRUMS AND GUITAR SOLOS ON THE ORIGINAL DEMO
    TAPES MADE BACK IN 1990.