Talisman – “I’ll Be Waiting” (1990) – 7″ Single (The Jeff Scott Soto Series – Bonus Edition)

Welcome back. For this Bonus post in the Jeff Scott Soto Series, we are going to talk about a 7″ Single from the album ‘Talisman’ for the song “I’ll Be Waiting”. The single was released in Sweden and didn’t take off at first. There was a radio station in Sweden that normally played Kylie Minogue and that type of music, played the single and the response was tremendous. They played it again and the same thing happened. The song went all the way to #2 on the their charts and the album ended up selling over 50,000 albums. Not bad at all. Amazingly enough this was supposed to be a one-off project, but the response was so big Talisman went on for another 19 years and released 7 albums plus numerous live recordings.

The single I have is the 7″ vinyl single from Sweden. It is on the Airplay Recordings label and was released in 1990. The B-Side was the song “Dangerous” off the same album and was written solely by Marcel Jacob. “I’ll Be Waiting” was written by both Marcel and Jeff Scott Soto. The two songs are actually right next to each other on the album and a great 1-2 punch.

SIDE 1:

The single is “I’ll Be Waiting” which is full of great melodies and some sweet harmonies. You get full on harmonies, a cappella style to kick off the song before the band comes crashing in. The chorus is so rich and more harmonies and is catchy as hell. By the second time the chorus comes around, you are singing along as it has that familiarity to it that is inviting and contagious. Another song that reminds me of Europe.

SIDE 2:

The B-Side is the song “Dangerous” and it is a pure rocker. The “yeah, yeah” to start is right out of the Joey Tempest playbook. The song seems to be about wanting revenge for having his heart broken, but it doesn’t come across too scary as Soto’s voice is silky smooth and angelic it is hard to imagine he is really dangerous, but damn it is such a great song. The guitar solo is dangerous and rips through you as they shred the skin off their fingers as fast as they are going.

And there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this slight detour in the series. Now we will get back to the albums. And what is up next is a little unexpected and might surprise a lot of people…not necessarily in a good way…but maybe it does.

UP NEXT: SKRAPP METTLE – ‘SENSITIVE’

THE JEFF SCOTT SOTO SERIES:

  1. Panther – ‘Panther’ (1986) – recorded in 1984
  2. Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force – ‘Rising Force’ (1984)
  3. Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force – ‘Marching Out’ (1985)
  4. Kuni – ‘Lookin’ For Action’ (1988)
  5. Kryst the Conqueror – ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ (1989) / ‘Soldiers of Light: The Complete Recordings (2019)
  6. Eyes – ‘Eyes’ (1990)
  7. Eyes – “Nobody Said It Was Easy” (1990) – 7″ Single – Bonus Edition
  8. Talisman – ‘Talisman’ (1990)
  9. Talisman – “I’ll Be Waiting” (1990) – 7″ Single – Bonus Edition
  10. Skrapp Mettle – ‘Sensitive’ (1991)
  11. Axel Rudi Pell – ‘Eternal Prisoner’ (1992)
  12. Eyes – ‘Windows of the Soul’ (1993)
  13. Talisman – ‘Genesis’ (1993)
  14. Takara – ‘Eternal Faith’ (1993)
  15. Biker Mice From Mars – ‘Biker Mice From Mars (Soundtrack)’ (1993)
  16. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Love Parade’ (1994)
  17. Talisman – ‘Humanimal’ (1994)
  18. Talisman – ‘Five Out of Five (Live in Japan)’ (1994)
  19. Axel Rudi Pell – ‘Between the Walls’ (1994)
  20. Talisman – ‘Life’ (1995)
  21. Takara – ‘Taste of Heaven’ (1995)
  22. Axel Rudi Pell – ‘Black Moon Pyramid’ (1996)
  23. Human Clay – ‘Human Clay’ (1996)
  24. Talisman – ‘Best of’ (1996)
  25. Axel Rudi Pell – ‘Magic’ (1997)
  26. Human Clay – ‘U4IA’ (1997)
  27. Talisman – ‘Truth’ (1998)
  28. Takara – ‘Blind in Paradise’ (1998)
  29. Talisman – ‘Live as Sweden Rock Festival’ (2001)
  30. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Prism’ (2002)
  31. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Holding On E.P.’ (2002) – Bonus Edition
  32. Humanimal – ‘Humanimal’ (2002)
  33. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘JSS Live at the Gods 2002’ (2003)
  34. Talisman – ‘Cats & Dogs’ (2003)
  35. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Lost in the Translation’ (2004)
  36. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Live at the Queen Convention 2003’ (2004)
  37. Talisman – ‘Five Men Live’ (2005)
  38. Soul Sirkus – ‘World Play’ (2005)
  39. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Believe in Me E.P.’ (2006) – Bonus Edition
  40. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Essential Ballads’ (2006)
  41. Talisman – ‘7’ (2006)
  42. Journey – ‘Live from Atlanta (Bootleg)’ (2006)
  43. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘B-Sides’ (2006)
  44. Redlist – ‘Ignorance’ (2007)
  45. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Beautiful Mess’ (2009)
  46. Jeff Scott Soto – “21st Century” / “Gin & Tonic Sky” CD Single (2009) – Bonus Edition
  47. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘One Night in Madrid’ (2009)
  48. W.E.T. – ‘W.E.T.’ (2009)
  49. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Live at Firefest 2008’ (2010)
  50. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Damage Control’ (2012)
  51. W.E.T. – ‘Rise’ (2013)
  52. W.E.T. – ‘One Live in Stockholm’ (2014)
  53. SOTO – ‘Inside the Vertigo’ (2015)
  54. SOTO – ‘Divak’ (2016)
  55. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Retribution’ (2017)
  56. Sons of Apollo – ‘Psychotic Symphony’ (2017)
  57. W.E.T. – ‘Earthrage’ (2018)
  58. SOTO – ‘Origami’ (2019)
  59. Sons of Apollo – ‘Live With the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ (2019)
  60. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Wide Away (In My Dreamland)’ (2020)
  61. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘Live and Loud in Milan 2019’ (2020)
  62. Sons of Apollo – ‘MMXX’ (2020)
  63. SOTO – ‘Revision’ (2020)
  64. W.E.T. – ‘Retransmission’ (2021)
  65. Jeff Scott Soto – ‘The Duets Collection, Vol. 1’ (2021)

17 thoughts on “Talisman – “I’ll Be Waiting” (1990) – 7″ Single (The Jeff Scott Soto Series – Bonus Edition)

  1. Not bad at all!

    I got a Jeff bonus in the mail yesterday. I got my Eyes CD, but it was in a double CD jewel case. The seller added Windows to the soul! I don’t remember seeing it in the ebay ad, but it’s ok. I like these kinds of bonus.

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  2. My initial reaction was typical 80s hair metal but I can see why you like Tailsman and why I’m really starting to like them a lot. Most stations in the UK wouldn’t have even played that song, let alone responded to demands.

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  3. Pretty cool back story. Release the song does nothing at first and than 💥 it takes off and helps the album sell.. not to sure if this would work in 2022 but who knows…

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