TALISMAN - HUMANIMAL

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 and a vinyl version in complete new re-worked packaging. Including new linear notes and pics and personal notes from Jeff Scott Soto.


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Players:

Marcel Jacob: Bass, rhythm guitars, drums and keyboards.
Jeff Scott Soto: Lead vocals, backing vocals.
Fredrik Åkesson - Lead & rhythmGuitars.
Jamie Borger - Drums.


Track listing:

  • Humanimal
  • Fabricated War
  • D.O.A.P.S.
  • All + All
  • Seasons
  • Animal Ritual
  • Hypocrite
  • Colour My XTC
  • Since You've Gone
  • TV Reality
  • Blissful Garden
  • Lonely World
  • Tainted Pages
  • You Cannot Escape the Revelation of the Identical By Seeking Refuge in the Illusion of the Multiple
  • My Best Friends Girl
  • Dear God
  • Delusions Of Grandeur

  • HISTORY:

    THIS ALBUM WAS TO BECOME MARCEL JACOB AND JEFF SCOTT SOTO’S FAVORITE TALISMAN ALBUM.

    THE SESSIONS, THE REHEARSALS,THE WRITING, EVERYTHING THAT WENT ON IN THIS PERIOD OF
    TIME WAS JUST SO VIBRANT AND EXCITING JACOB EXPRESSED MANY TIMES ABOUT THE MAKING OF THIS ALBUM.
    THE BAND SET UP A WORKING SITUATION WHERE MARCEL, FREDRIK, AND JAMIE WOULD GO TO A REHEARSAL
    PLACE JUST OUTSIDEOF STOCKHOLM A COUPLE OF TIMES A WEEK FOR OVER TWO MONTHS IN THE AUTUMN 1993.

    THE BAND REHEARSED BITS OF MUSIC AND IMPROVISED ARRANGEMENTS BEFORE SOTO WOULD HEAR WHAT
    HE WOULD BE COMPLETING MELODICALLY AND LYRICALLY. IN JANUARY 1994, SOTO FLEW OVER AND FOR
    THE FIRST TIME, THE GUYS WERE ABLE TO WORK THE SONGS AS A BAND, REWORKING AND TWEAKING
    IDEAS IN A REHEARSAL SPACE LIVE FOR A FEW DAYS. THEY THEN LOCKED THEMSELVES INTO ONE OF THE
    GREAT STUDIOS IN STOCKHOLM, SOUND TRADE STUDIO, TOGETHER WITH MASTER ENGINEER RONNY LAHTI.

    THE STUDIO WAS AVAILABLE TO THEM 24-7 AND THE BAND COULD REALLY WORK ON THE ALBUM AS THEY
    FELT, WHEN THEY FELT. BECAUSE OF THIS SITUATION MADE AVAILABLE TO THEM, THE BAND HAD TONS OF
    MATERIAL, ACTUALLY TOO MUCH FOR A SINGLE ALBUM, BUT IT WAS A GREAT WORKING ENVIRONMENT,
    WHICH WAS APPARENT IN THE RESULTS LATER. THE ONLY NEGATIVE WAS JEFF'S ANGUISH OVER HIS HOME
    SITUATION AS A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE DEMOLISHED HIS PLACE IN LA THE FIRST DAY OF RECORDING!

    ONCE NEWS THAT EVERYONE WAS SAFE, IT WAS BUSINESS AS USUAL AND THEY DOVE INTO IT WITH MUCH FERVOR. ...
    ALL IN ALL, THE BAND, THE RECORD COMPANY WERE SO PLEASED WITH THESE RECORDINGS DISCUSSIONS
    BEGAN FOR WHAT WOULD EVENTUALLY BECOME A DOUBLE ALBUM AS A TOTAL OF 21 TRACKS CAME
    FROM THESE SESSIONS BUT IT WAS DECIDED AGAINST IN THE END.