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Talisman - The World's Best Kept Secret (DVD)

The World's Best Kept Secret - DVD
by Michael Dalakos at 20 September 2005, 6:32 PM

Well, maybe not the best kept secret after all. Talisman could have claimed this title five or six years ago when I (and I guess most of you fans of Melodic Rock) had to buy their albums from Japan (curse the European distribution) and pay their weight in gold! Since their re-releases and their collaboration with mighty poser label Frontiers (Hail!) in Italy even my mother managed to get to know these guys.
Anyway, this is the band's first DVD release and I can't say anything else than that it's an eye candy for the fans. Are you ready for a bit of a Melodic Rock overdose? Here we go… the first DVD includes two live shows. A show at Club Mondo (in Stockholm, Sweden - August 2003) and the band's performance at Sweden Rock Festival (Solvesborg, Sweden - June 2003). Though the two shows are close regarding their dates and the fact that the basic bone-structure of songs is the same, there are several differences between the two setlists, allowing the fan to listen to as much live songs as possible from the band's history. Talisman on stage seem to be a little loose and chill out performers, however their abilities are eye-popping on stage. As an additional bonus there are three live songs with the ability of multi angle (cool).
The second DVD includes a biography (based on videos) of the band where the fans get to see how good looking Soto is through the years (oh yeah - hahaha). The fact that half the videos are taken from live shows isn't a bad thing, if you haven't had enough of live performances from the first disc! Out of that there are also some small bonus features on this disc as well, such as a guitar-shredding clip and stuff like that.
As a package The World's Best Kept Secret is a great way to learn about this cool band. It is a must have for the fans of the band and a really cool addition to the collection of every rocker out there.

4 Star Rating

Disc 1

Break Your Chains
Colour My XTC
Fabricated War
Skin On Skin
Tears In The Sky
Break It Down Again
In Make Believe
Scream Of Anger
If You Would Only Be My Friend
I'll Be Waiting
Outta My Way
Standing On Fire
Break Your Chains
Colour My XTC
Fabricated Wars
Tears In The Sky
Break It Down Again
Standing On Fire
In Make Believe
I'll Be Waiting


Multi angle concert videos:
If U Would Only Be My Friend
Outta My Way

Disc 2

I'll Be Waiting (Video)
Just Between Us (Video)
Mysterious (Video)
Time After Time (Japan, 1993)
Comin' Home (Japan, 1993)
All Or Nothing (Japan, 1993)
Colour My XTC (Video)
Here 2day, Gone 2day (Sweden Rock Festival, 2001)
Body (Sweden Rock Festival, 2001)
Fabricated War (Lokerse Feesten, 2003)
Crazy (Lokerse Feesten, 2003)
Skin On Skin (Video)
Outta My Way (Lokerse Feesten, 2003)
In Make Believe (Video)


Shred Video
Naked Bass player
DVD credits
Jeff Scott Soto - Vocals
Fredrik Akesson - Guitars & Vocals
Howie Simon - Guitars & Vocals
Marcel Jacob - Bass & Vocals
Jamie Borger - Drums
Record Label: Frontiers Records


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