TALISMAN - LIVE IN JAPAN

Originally released 1993, this Deluxe Edition with bonus material 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, backing vocals.
Jeff Scott Soto: Vocals.
Fredrik Åkesson: Guitars, backing vocals.
Jamie Borger: Drums.

Track listing:

Mysterious (This Time it’s serious)
Standin' On Fire
Comin’ Home
If You Would Only Be My Friend
I'll Be Waiting
Time After Time
All I Want
Dangerous
U Done Me Wrong
Break Your Chains
Bass + Guitar Solo
All Or Nothing
I Am A Viking
Just Between Us

ALBUM 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 TOGETHERSINCE THE TOUR WITH YNGWIE MALMSTEEN SO IT
HAPPENED QUITE OFTEN THAT THE AUDIENCE AND FANS SCREAMED FOR SOMEYNGWIE TUNES. SOMETIMES THEY
DELVED INTO BITS AND PIECES FROM THAT ERA, WELL 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!