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Label: Frontiers (Italy)
Catalog Number: FR CD 129
Jeff Scott Soto
Vocals, Bass, Keys
Acoustic 12 String
Rebecca Penrose Soto
Bonus tracks are from the 2009 Special Edition reissue.
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Existing comments about this CD
||Date: March 9, 2004 at 21:04|
|This is Jeff at his very best. Definitely his finest solo album and one of the best of his whole career. Not as eclectic as some of his other work, this is all hard rockin' AOR. Great songs and the usual stellar vocals. Even the added bonus of a duet with Glenn Hughes. If you like Mr. Soto then get this. Fantastic.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: March 10, 2004 at 4:51|
|A good album, but not the classic I expected. Of course Jeff has a brilliant voice, but the material is not his strongest !
||Date: March 10, 2004 at 5:48|
|I agree with AOR Freaky- A great voice but for some reason this does not work for me. I think Jeff is best suited to the slightly rockier path to that shown here. I so wanted this to be a classic-but it isnt.
||Date: March 10, 2004 at 13:21|
|"how long" is a great song.
|Heavy Harmonies Volunteer|
||Date: March 12, 2004 at 14:13|
|Another high quality release with JSS name stamped unmistakebly on it. The opening duo of 'Eyes Of Love & 'Heaven Knows'are both very good indeed and the rest ain't too shabby either. All in all highly recommended Melodic rock and one of 02's better releases.
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: June 2, 2004 at 12:38|
|I honestly love this. Don't think he'll ever beat the Eyes "Windows of the Soul" album for sheer class, but this comes second for my money. It's mostly ballads, and critics may say it's just a vehicle for his vocals, but I don't care. "2 Late 4 Goodbyes" sounds like an Eyes tune anyway, and "Till the End of Time" is just HUGE.
||Date: August 12, 2004 at 16:19|
|'how long' is truly a masterpiece...
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: August 23, 2004 at 11:17|
|Am a touch disappointed with the soundbytes for the new album "Lost in the Translation", sounds way heavier than this stuff. Is more in the latter-day Talisman mould. The album will kick-off with the killer AOR tune "Believe In Me" from the E.P, which is utter genious and one of the best tracks I've ever heard him sing. Check out the E.P for some other unreleased gems...
||Date: August 23, 2004 at 13:05|
|Tim-follow this link and you can check out the whole tunes-http://club.mp3search.ru/album_updates.html-look under Jeff Scott Soto- I really didn't think they were heavy at all but my definition of heavy is quite different than most of the people on this site-i didn't really care for the tunes just because i kind of thought they seemed a tad on the generic side-maybe they'll grow on me.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: August 23, 2004 at 15:19|
|TIM (2), the new JSS is indeed a lot heavier than his previous work. I think it's probably the heaviest he's ever done. I have to say I'm also not that happy, but it has still class and a lot of melody ! Of course it's not as heavy as let's say Slayer, Fear Factory or Grip Inc., to name a few, Dean. Very logic, this is a melodic site : not one for death-, thrash- or black metal acts !
||Date: August 23, 2004 at 15:55|
|The heaviest he's ever done? Are you on crack? How about his work with Yngwie? Skrapp Mettle? Axel Rudi Pell? To me this is not any "heavier" than early Dokken(Back for the Attack days). As far as his solo work yes it probably rocks the hardest. I am well aware what kind of site this is-people need to keep reminding you all the time. Remember, you're the guy that said Harem does not belong on this site? Which is "rubbish" by the way. The more i listen to the new Soto i like it. Esp "Believe"
||Date: August 23, 2004 at 20:16|
|Ah, thank you Dean. Exactly what I was thinking. I've only heard a few songs off the new CD, but man, it's not THAT heavy! It sounds like good solid melodic hard rock to me, nothing to start jumping ship over. As for the above CD, this one is probably my fave JSS release since Eyes. I really really like this CD and can't wait to see him live! Great melodic rock, and I do actually prefer it to the Takara days in terms of class. Though Takara had some great songs...
||Date: August 23, 2004 at 21:31|
|Lost In The Translation is heavier than Prism, but, of course, it isn´t the heaviest Jeff´s ever done. But I think freaky means his heaviest as a solo artist, and LITT is much heavier than Prism or Love Parade. IMO Jeff is a great singer, but his albums doesn´t have a good production/sound quality. I prefer his work with Talisman.
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: August 24, 2004 at 4:04|
|Dean, thanks for the link. I'm not sure I'd agree they sound like Dokken (luckily) but there is a mix of some AOR tunes and some harder rocking tunes. I wasn't a fan of Talisman (after the first 2) but to me there is a little more melody than their later albums, it actually sounds like a real killer in a couple of years. Killer.
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: August 24, 2004 at 4:05|
|Ooops, made a mess of that. Mean to say that "Believe In Me" is the best track I've ever heard Soto sing. Can't wait for the album...
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: August 24, 2004 at 6:46|
|I see you point, Melodicman ! Indeed, far his heaviest as a solo artist. Don't even think his work with Talisman was heavier than this, and yes, the first Talisman records were great ! But the best he ever did was with EYES and their BRILLIANT 'Windows Of The Soul' CD ! His performance on 'Cheyenne' is SIMPLY STUNNING ! Great singer anyway, and I'm sure I'll buy his new one too !
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: August 24, 2004 at 7:03|
|AOR Freaky, you hit the nail on the head. "Windows of the Soul" was his best ever moment, killer AOR from start to finish. Freaky you need to hear his new "Believe In Me" track, it's very similar to the Eyes stuff...
||Date: August 24, 2004 at 9:37|
|I wan't meaning that the new one sounds like Dokken-i just meant that was about as heavy as i saw the new Soto. Which to me isn't something I'd consider heavy but is pretty killer hard rock. I went back and listened to it several times since my first impression and can safely say it's my favorite of Soto's solo stuff. The main reason being that it is more "rock" and less AOR. It's only a personal preference- as Freaky says Soto's stuff always has class.
||Date: August 24, 2004 at 20:33|
|Am I the only one here who thinks the debut Eyes album shits all over the second release? Both great albums, but I thought the debut was leagues ahead of this one... just personally.
||Date: August 24, 2004 at 22:19|
|Well, Geoff, I must say I´m with AOR freaky and TIM(2) on this. I personally think that Windows Of The Soul is better than the debut, but both are great, IMO the more AOR oriented works Jeff´s ever done. But I still love the first 3 Talisman albums and that Humanimal project with Pontus Norgren (very heavy and melodic). But you are all right, everything Jeff is involved in is great.
||Date: September 13, 2004 at 5:41|
|me lo pillé con ganas ,lo ecuché y que de empalagado de tanta balada
|From: The Revenger
||Date: September 13, 2004 at 5:44|
|Good record, but not his best ! Always quality from this man !
||Date: September 13, 2004 at 7:23|
||Date: February 18, 2005 at 22:37|
|I really like this one, Jeff is a class act all the way, Lost in Translation is a bit heavier and this one falls into the aor.melodic rock area, some great ballads on this one, entire album is great!!!
||Date: September 25, 2005 at 10:19|
|Seen J.S.Soto last tuesday near my town,I didn’t like the concert,is not possibile playin’80%cover songs of other bands and not his material from solos or his band where he has sung.Ridicoulus live,good musicianship and pretty good vox(not at his level IMO),I screma at the end if he did sing”Finchè la barca va”by Orietta Berti(not Orietto)ahahahahaha!
||Date: December 7, 2006 at 13:41|
|What a masterpiece this is! This is hard-rock/rock fm, great voice, melodies everything in this album is good! 9/10
|From: hair metal again
||Date: April 23, 2013 at 10:42|
|excellent release by JSS ,quite commercial and not uptempo!the guy is very talented songwriter and his voice is so warm and powerful and the result is a great collection of songs that will satisfy every hard rocker!highly recommended
||Date: May 12, 2020 at 19:16|
|Am I the only one that thinks that Don't Wanna Say Goodbye is a fantastic ballad on this cd? One of the best I ever heard.
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