Let the Countdown begin!!!
Starting January 3rd, 2022, we will kick off the EPIC series covering one of my favorite singers, Jeff Scott Soto!! We will go through his entire career from where it all began in 1984 with Panther all the way to his latest solo album that came out this past October called ‘Duets’. Wait, I know it started with a band called Threshold in 1983 (not to be confused with the prog metal band years later), but I can’t find anything on that band or album so it is starting with Panther for this series as I have that album.
No stone will be left unturned! Okay, that isn’t true as we are not going in to any compilations or tribute albums where he wasn’t the featured singer as this will only be albums that Jeff is the Lead Singer and not just appearing on one song as we would be here forever if that was the case. We will also have some great little bonus pieces with Singles and E.P.’s I happen to have in my collection and interesting one-off projects he has done. Heck, I even have a digital bootleg of when Jeff Scott Soto toured as the lead singer with Journey. And as you can see below, it is quite a collection…if I do say so myself…
There will be over 65 Posts in the Series, you read that right, 65!! And that is at least 65 because I am sure he will release 1 to 2 to maybe even 4 albums by the time I’m done. I expect this to take over a year to complete because this isn’t all I’m going to do. No, not at all. We will still finish up the series of Cheap Trick and Aerosmith that we are currently doing in 2022 and when those end I am sure new series will be added in as well. Quite possibly Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Van Halen, Ace Frehley, Poison or even Def Leppard. It won’t be all, just a couple of them, but I can’t decide which ones yet. But heck, I do already have an idea of which epic artist I want to tackle after Jeff, but that will be 2023 and it could be huge. We will announce it next year.
And if you are curious, do I own every album on this list below? The answer is almost, but I am only missing 1. However, there are 3 missing from the picture as they hadn’t arrived in time for the writing of this post. Do I think all of them a great? Uhhh…NO…but we will get in to the whys when we do the reviews of the bad ones. They all won’t be great because not one artist is perfect and everything they put out is not gold. That isn’t being very realistic and very honest actually and any fan that thinks so is delusional. Even an artist will tell you that not everything they do is great. No one is that good…no one!! But MAN! He has some great albums and some great songs that has me hook, line and sinker in to being a JSS fan.
And yes, it is all planned out so do you want to see every post we are doing? Then take a look below as these will be the post for the Jeff Scott Soto Series. The only thing not planned out is the actual dates of all the releases. Outside of the debut review, I don’t know what dates every release will be, I am not that far ahead in my planning. Heck, I’ve only written a couple so far and should have a few more done by the time the first one posts.
|Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force||Rising Force||1984|
|Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force||Marching Out||1985|
|Kuni||Looking for Action||1988|
|Kryst the Conqueror||Deliver us from Evil E.P.||1989|
|Eyes||Nobody Said It Was Easy – Single||1990|
|Talisman||I’ll Be Waiting – Single||1990|
|Axel Rudi Pell||Eternal Prisoner||1992|
|Eyes||Windows of the Soul||1993|
|Biker Mice From Mars||Biker Mice From Mars (Soundtrack)||1993|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Love Parade||1994|
|Talisman||Five out of Five (Live in Japan)||1994|
|Axel Rudi Pell||Between the Walls||1994|
|Takara||Taste of Heaven||1995|
|Axel Rudi Pell||Black Moon Pyramid||1996|
|Human Clay||Human Clay||1996|
|Axel Rudi Pell||Magic||1997|
|Takara||Blind in Paradise||1998|
|Talisman||Live at Sweden Rock Festival||2001|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Prism||2002|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Holding On E.P.||2002|
|Jeff Scott Soto||JSS Live at the Gods 2002||2003|
|Talisman||Cats & Dogs||2003|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Lost in the Translation||2004|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Live at the Queen Convention 2003||2004|
|Talisman||Five Men Live||2005|
|Soul Sirkus||World Play||2005|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Believe in Me E.P.||2006|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Essential Ballads||2006|
|Journey||Live from Atlanta (Bootleg)||2006|
|Jeff Scott Soto||B-Sides||2006|
|Redlist||Ignorance (Digital Only)||2007|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Beautiful Mess||2009|
|Jeff Scott Soto||21st Century / Gin & Tonic Sky CD Single||2009|
|Jeff Scott Soto||One Night in Madrid||2009|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Live at Firefest 2008||2010|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Damage Control||2012|
|W.E.T.||One Live In Stockholm||2014|
|SOTO||Inside the Vertigo||2015|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Retribution||2017|
|Sons of Apollo||Psychotic Symphony||2017|
|Sons of Apollo||Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony||2019|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Wide Awake (In My Dreamland)||2020|
|Jeff Scott Soto||Live And Loud in Milan 2019||2020|
|Sons of Apollo||MMXX||2020|
|SOTO||Revision (Digital Only)||2020|
|Jeff Scott Soto||The Duets Collection, Vol. 1||2021|
When we are done with the series, you will get not 1, not 2, but 3 Album Rankings. We will do one for his band Talisman as they had 7 studio albums. We will do one strictly to his Solo Studio albums and then we will do one with ALL Studio albums…and that is a lot!! So I guess that means there will be 68 posts at least.
Here are the albums broken out by Group or Projects…don’t forget, 3 need to be purchased still and 2 are digital only.
Where it all began with me…Talisman…
The Live Shows and cool stuff…
The Talisman related projects…
The Solo work…
The Solo live stuff, compilations and collectibles…
His first real break…Yngwie…
Axel Rudi Pell band…
One Off projects…
His newer bands now…W.E.T.
Probably his most successful…
And that is it…get ready as the Countdown has begun!! 2022 is going to be a great year here at 2 Loud 2 Old Music!! If you can’t tell, I am really excited about this series. Spread the word and help me get this in front of Mr. Jeff Scott Soto as I would love to do an interview with him.
Please note the Featured Image – by Jssfunk (Cover photo)