TALISMAN was one of the most representative Melodic Hard Rock acts from Sweden.
Brainchild of talented Marcel Jacob (RIP), it was as well the vehicle for powerhouse vocalist Jeff Scott Soto to be definitively accepted all over Europe.
Talisman's self-titled debut was a collection of wonderful melodic tunes, a hit after hit, but the final production / sound was not the expected by Jacob.
His family and Talisman's former members in conjunction with A Sun Hill Production Ab Sweden are planning to re-issue the band's entire catalog, remastered and with a slight remix job.
"I'll Be Waiting [Deluxe Edition 2012]" seems to be the first maxi-single of the bunch, and indeed it sounds fantastic.
There's a noticeable improvement in the sound, full of dynamics and ambiance.
Melodic rockers; this is a must from a band that, in my opinion, still ranks among the best the genre has given birth.
01 - I'll Be Waiting
02 - Standin' On Fire
03 - Dangerous
04 - I'll Be Waiting (Live at Sweden Rock Festival)
Jeff Scott Soto - vocals
Marcel Jacob - bass, rhythm guitar, drums & keyboards
Christopher Stahl - guitars
Fredrik Akesson - guitars
Jamie Borger - drums
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