Category: SOTO

JEFF SCOTT SOTO – 24th Of June: Alive ‘N Kissing [Rare promo only CD]

In the mid-1990s, when JEFF SCOTT SOTO released his debut solo album ‘Love Parade’, the record company decided to organize a press conference and invite many reporters from various countries. That was the way that many people could gather in one room and ask many different questions and find out everything they wanted to know.
And just before it happened Soto and his musicians, including Gary Schutt, Michael Voss, and Takara’s Neal Grusky, decided that it could be interesting to play an acoustic set after all the questions were answered. So the set was recorded, and released under the title “Alive ‘N Kissing“, but in very small quantities – a collectors item now.
It’s very cool hearing Jeff Scott Soto performing songs of Journey, Takara, or Prince, and enjoy his unique voice.

Jeff Scott SOTO – Revision (2020)

Jeff Scott SOTO is releasing a new album titled “Revision“, where Jeff revisits 10 songs from his catalog, re-imagined, re-recorded, re-done and re-visioned 2020.
All songs have been produced, arranged and performed by Jeff, mostly unplugged including acoustic guitar, bass, piano and percussion – all done by himself. There’s some tracks where there’s just Jeff and his piano, and are amazing.
Only external personnel was used for the Mix, including long time collaborators David Clarkson, John Ellis, and Alessandro Del Vecchio.
There’s a legal conflict with the release of this album as Jeff Scott Soto / JSS, so Jeff decided to use his band SOTO as moniker & logo on the artwork – but this is a true JEFF SCOTT SOTO ‘solo’ album.
Awesome performances by this incredible vocalist.

SOTO – Origami [Digipak +1] (2019)

SOTO, the group lead by acclaimed vocalist and current Sons Of Apollo frontman Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / Journey, TSO, W.E.T.), return with their third album and new record label debut “Origami”, which showcases 10 tracks (plus a bonus on this digipak version) of modern, melodic and highly versatile Hard Rock with addictive songwriting and an...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Apr-May 2019 – Vol.1

New exciting albums are coming up this spring / summer, let’s check the most relevant advanced singles.One of the greatest American AOR bands from the ’80s are back; FORTUNE will release “Fortune II” via Frontiers Music. Founded by bros. Richard y Mick Fortune, the band released in 1985 what is considered one of the greatest AOR albums of all time....

TALISMAN (Jeff Scott Soto) – Talisman [Deluxe Edition remastered]

All the TALISMAN catalog has been reissued by a Swedish label with new artwork, newly remastered audio and previously unreleased material. We already presented most of these on this blog but a couple missing, and two that can’t be absent in your Talisman / Jeff Scott Soto collection.And one of these is TALISMAN’s self-titled debut “Talisman”. Talisman was the brainchild...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases August-Sept. 2018 – Vol.2

Here we are again bringing to you the fresh singles / advances from upcoming releases – a lot of work and effort put to make these compilations.Swedish melodic hard rock giants TREAT will issue eighth full-length studio album ‘Tunguska’ on September 14th, 2018 through Frontiers Music. “Build the Love” is an awesome advance, plenty of the Swedes’ trademark melodies. I...

EYES (Jeff Scott Soto) – 24U [2-CD Set] Out Of Print

After the new W.E.T. album and the band’s featured discography here, one of you requested more Jeff Scott Soto material, particularly the band EYES he was involved with. This American hard rock outfit released two stupendous albums at the beginning of the ’90s that simply didn’t get the attention it so rightly deserved the first time around.This 2-CD set titled...

TALISMAN – Vaults [Deluxe Edition Remastered] Full Digipak Version

Swedish label Sunhill Productions started a few years ago a “Deluxe Edition” Reissue Campaign for all TALISMAN albums, the super-group fronted by talented Jeff Scott Soto. All these remastered reissue CD’s were already featured here on the blog.But one that has been claiming a re-fresh, this time in its luxury Digipak version is “Vaults“, the double-CD featuring rare recordings, demo...

Best Progressive album 2017 : SONS OF APOLLO – Psychotic Symphony [Limited Edition 2CD]

Near the end of the year, it’s time to recap about the best 2017 releases, by category. Wonderful musicianship, great fusion stylings, killer melodies, and the voice of Jeff Scott Soto, SONS OF APOLLO’s Psychotic Symphony is simply awesome. SONS OF APOLLO is the mega super group featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron “Bumblefoot”...

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN – Rising Force [Japan SHM-CD remastered MiniLP] Out Of Print

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN – Rising Force [Japan SHM-CD remastered MiniLP] Out Of Print

Most celebrated ’80s albums from the mighty YNGWIE MALMSTEEN have been requested here in its Japanese remastered reissue on high quality SHM-CD. All these cardboard sleeve MiniLP replica releases are out of print now.Let’s go with “Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force“, the cracking debut. “Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising Force” was a revelation upon its release in 1984; Eddie Van Halen...

SOTO – Divak [Deluxe Edition bonus tracks + iTunes exclusives] (2016)

SOTO – Divak [Deluxe Edition bonus tracks + iTunes exclusives] (2016)

SOTO, the band led by awesome vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, is releasing tomorrow April 1st the second album “Divak” (pronounced “dee-vock”) which comes shortly after their debut release mere 15 months later, partly due to Jeff Scott Soto’s insistence on continuing to create and build a true brand for his new venture.Fans should be aware that there are bonus digital...

SOTO – Divak (2016)

SOTO – Divak (2016)

SOTO, the band led by awesome vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, is releasing tomorrow April 1st the second album “Divak” (pronounced “dee-vock”) which comes shortly after their debut release mere 15 months later, partly due to Jeff Scott Soto’s insistence on continuing to create and build a true brand for his new venture. Once again, the new album is produced by...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases April 2016 – Vol.1

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases April 2016 – Vol.1

Highly expected new AOR / Melodic Hard Rock releases are coming in the next months… let’s check some of the advanced singles from well established acts and really promising newcomers. Italian well known rockers joined forces under the name of I.F.O.R. (Italian Forces Of Rock) to tribute their love for melodic hard rock / AOR music and all the fans...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases March 2016 – Vol.1

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases March 2016 – Vol.1

New exciting AOR / Melodic / Hard releases are coming in the next months… let’s taste some of the advanced singles from well established acts and really promising newcomers. The mighty Jeff Scott Soto has solidified his own band SOTO and returns with a new album next April. The advance ‘Freakshow’ rocks with lots of groove.Frontiers Music will release the...

SOTO [Jeff Scott Soto] – Inside The Vertigo (2015)

* Jeff Scott Soto – one of today’s premier Rock frontmen and vocalists – is back in 2015 with a new solo album. But it isn’t really a solo album, because Jeff has decided to comprise his touring crew into a real ‘band’ under the name SOTO.Simply put, SOTO’s debut CD “Inside The Vertigo” (to be released next January 30th)...