W.E.T. (featuring the vocals of Jeff Scott Soto) has released their second video in support of their recently released album, Rise Up. Check out the clips “Love Heals” & “Learn To Live Again” below.
Check out the brand new video “Damage Control” from Jeff Scott Soto. This song is the title track from Jeff Scott Soto’s latest album which is available now!
From Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman, Eyes & even Skrapp Mettle, I have been listening to Jeff Scott Soto for what seems like forever. I have enjoyed every musical project and band he has been involved with. One thing is for certain, Mr. Soto doesn’t know how to put out a bad release. Needless to say, it was almost predestined that I would enjoy Jeff’s latest effort, Damage Control.
On Damage Control, Jeff Scott Soto doesn’t reinvent the wheel, and he doesn’t need to. Soto delivers his excellent and severely underrated vocals to another batch of great melodi, hard rock tunes. Chances are if you have enjoyed the music of JSS in the past, you are going to like Damage Control a lot. The CD is 100 % quality rock and roll, and it does not disappoint.
I prefer the harder edged numbers on the CD, “Krazy World”, “Afterworld”, and “Damage Control”. These songs are good, but they are not the best songs on Damage Control.
The opening song “Give a Little More” has a pretty good message, and is a great song too. “How To Love Again” is as close to melodic rock perfection as it gets. This song is easily one Jeff Scott Soto’s best tunes.
“Bonafide” is a massive ballad that should get tons of airplay everywhere. “Look Inside Your Heart” is another excellent song (see video below) that has been getting a ton of replays from me.
Overall, Damage Control is another outstanding album from Jeff Scott Soto that is going to please the majority of his fans. You should make a point to check it out, when it is released on March 27th.
If you buy any version of this CD, make sure you get the Deluxe Edition, which had three extra bonus tracks (“Afraid to Die”, “Take U Down”, and “Elena”) which are not on the standard version. You can pre-order Damage Control at this link!
Rating: Out of 10
01. Give A Little More
02. Damage Control
03. Look Inside Your Heart
04. Die A Little
05. Take U Down
06. If I Never Let Her Go
07. Tears That I Cry
10. Krazy World
11. How To Love Again
13. NeverEnding War
14. Afraid to Die (Bonus Track)
Check out the new video clip “Look Inside Your Heart” from Jeff Scott Soto! “Look Inside Your Heart” is on the up and coming CD, Damage Control, which will be released March 23rd, in Europe and March 27th 2012 in North America.
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of JEFF SCOTT SOTO’s fifth studio album “Damage Control” on March 23rd in Europe and March 27th in North America.
Extraordinary performer and amazing vocalist throughout, Jeff Scott Soto blasts through these hard rocking tracks with energy and masters the transition smoothly from heavy rock to a delicate ballad. For his new album “Damage Control”, Jeff has turned to many of his past influences and most requested aspects of his career by blending the art of Melodic Rock with Hard Rock throughout.
“I feel Damage Control is more of a return to what my fans would expect to hear from me. It’s a perfect blend of my first two solo albums with Frontiers Records; Prism and Lost in the Translation, but also mixes in some of my favorite moments of my past bands such as Talisman and Soul SirkUS” tells Jeff. “It is heavy, AOR, hard rock with loads of great riffs and melodies”
“Damage Control” was recorded in the fall of 2011 and is completed with appearances and co-writing along with his former and current band mates together with many guests including Jamie Borger and Nalley Påhlsson (Treat), Casey Grillo (Kamelot), Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger) and legendary Y&T founding member Dave Meniketti. Jeff recalls: “Y&T drummer Mike Vanderhule played drums on a track and suggested I bring Dave on but, as he is a long time friend and one on the ‘wish list’ of people I would have loved to have, I didn’t want to get an excuse that he was too busy or not interested, to my surprise I got neither… he was willing to do it and I was not only grateful but beyond pleased to work with another musical hero!”
The album will be released in two exclusive configurations; the basic version in CD jewel box will include 11 songs, while the deluxe edition in digipak format has an additional 3 bonus tracks and a DVD. Full tracklisting is below:
CD: Give A Little More, Damage Control, Look Inside Your Heart, Die A Little, Take U Down*, If I Never Let Her Go, Tears That I Cry, BonaFide, Elena*, Krazy World, How To Love Again, AfterWorld, NeverEnding War, Afraid To Die*
* Bonus tracks only available on the Deluxe Edition.
DVD: Look Inside Your Heart (videoclip); NeverEnding War (videoclip); Damage Control (videoclip); EPK interview.
Jeff Scott Soto is currently planning tour dates that will support the release of the new record: “The plan is to do as much touring as possible wherever the World will have me. I plan to promote this album with a proper touring regiment!” concludes Jeff. Get ready for “Damage Control”, it will rock your World!
The first single “Look Inside Your Heart” can be streamed in full on Frontiers Records’ webradio: www.frontiers.it/webradio – the official trailer can be enjoyed following this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHMnFbmxEuM
There will be an 11 song single CD release of the album, as well as a 14 song Digipak version along with a bonus DVD which includes videos and EPK.
Get ready for Damage Control, it will rock your World!
01. April 2012 CZ – Prag – Metrix
03. April 2012 AUT – Wien – Szene
04. April 2012 HU – Budapest – Club 202
07. April 2012 BUL – Sofia – tba
08. April 2012 ROM – Bukarest – tba
10. April 2012 D – Berlin – C-Club
11. April 2012 D-Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
12. April 2012 NED – Kerkrade – Rock Temple
13. April 2012 D – Burglengenfeld – VA Zentrum
14. April 2012 D – Bochum – Matrix
15. April 2012 BEL – Genk – Rondpunt 26
17. April 2012 CH – Pratteln – Z7
19. April 2012 ES-Gijon – Sala Albeniz
20. April 2012 ES-Pamplona – Sala Totem
21. April 2012 ES-Huesca – Sala Jai Alai
22. April 2012 ES-Madrid – Sala Ritmo y Compas
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of JEFF SCOTT SOTO’s double live album “Live at Firefest 2008” on December 3rd 2010.
Firefest has become a pivotal event in the Melodic Rock season in Europe. Born from the ashes of the ‘Gods of AOR’ festival, Firefest started in 2004 and not only did they continue the tradition of Europe’s finest Melodic Rock/AOR festivals, but exceeded all previous expectations.
Not many bands have the chance to play on ‘that’ stage nowadays and when Bruce Mee and Kieran Dargan have realized the demand for particular artists to continuing rounding up annually. Jeff Scott Soto was no stranger to ‘that’ stage. He performed at the Gods festival in 2002 putting up an amazing show that was mirrored with a live CD/DVD. So when the call came to Jeff about the new and continued version of this proven festival, he wasted no time in answering “Of course!”.
But not all good things come easily… “Unfortunately the date clashed with my commitments touring with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in the US for their annual Winter Tour” recalls Jeff. “This meant a week of 12 hour rehearsals in the US, leaving on a Friday to land in London on a Saturday morning, bee-line it up to Nottingham for 4 hours in traffic, meet with the band for 30 minutes, as they were wrapping up the ONLY rehearsal we had prior to the show (the last time we had played together was nearly a year prior!), straight to the venue and onstage within the next hour!”
But once onstage, the warmth of the crowd and the energy transmitted by the electricity of the event was such that Jeff and his band stormed through our 70 minute set like gangbusters! It was the first time the songs from the “Beautiful Mess” album were performed in Europe and the last show the original JSS band featuring Howie Simon on guitar, Dave Dzialak on drums and Gary Schutt on bass played together.
In JSS words: “Here it is in all its glory, a little extra something for you all to help me remember this wonderful night of music and memories”.
“Live at Firefest 2008” tracklisting includes:
CD2: Hey; Crazy; Piano Medley (If This Is The End, Nobody Said It Was Easy, 4 U); Gin & Tonic Sky; I’ll Be Waiting; Funky Medley (Play That Funky Music, Jungle Boogie, The Roof Is On Fire, Brick House, Shake Your Booty, Kung Fu Fighting, Yo Baby Yo, Macho Man, Ice Ice Baby, Stayin’ Alive, Another One Bites The Dust, Walk This Way, My Love, My Friend)
The songs “21st Century” and “Eyes Of Love” can exclusively be listened in full in streaming on the Frontiers Web radio. Tune in at: www.frontiers.it/webradio
I have been a fan of Jeff Scott Soto since his early days as a singer with Yngwie Malmsteen. I have never had the luxury of seeing Soto perform live. His fan base in the United States is so small, I fear the new JSS CD, One Night in Madrid is as close as it will get for me.
If you are familiar with Soto’s solo work on his CD’s Lost in the Translation, Beautiful Mess, or music from his
previous band Talisman, you will feel right at home with this CD. Soto’s vocals are amazing as always, and the music is super tight. Soto’s band sounds like they are having a good time while playing, and that shows in the music. This is obviously not soundboard quality with this being live, but it is far better than any bootleg you will hear.
Some of my favorites in this set are the songs, “Soul Divine”, “Drowning” “Frozen/Crazy (Seal)”. I really got a kick out of hearing Soto do the song “Stand Up” from the Rockstar movie soundtrack. (Remember Steel Dragon?) If there was anything that I found disappointing with this live CD, it is that there are a ton of songs from Jeff’s career that he could have played, that is not in this two CD set. How about a tune from the Malmsteen, Eyes or the Soul Sirkus days? I would love to hear “Calling All Girls” or “Cheyenne” performed live. There is so much great music from Soto’s career, there is no way he could pack it all in a ninety minute set. The material that is here is very good though.
One Night in Madrid reiterates what I already knew.: Jeff Scott Soto is one of the best singers in rock today! It is a shame that more folks in the U.S. haven’t figured this out yet. Casual fans of Jeff Scott Soto may want to invest in Soto’s solo CD’s before checking out this live disc. I enjoyed this quite a bit, but I am familiar with most of the songs in this two CD set. If you are a die hard fan of Jeff Scott Soto, don’t miss out on this.
Rating: Out of 10
02. 21st Century Man
03. Colour My XTC
04. Soul Divine
05. Our Song
07. Edu Drum Solo
08. Funky Jam
09. Jorge Guitar Solo
11. Eyes of Love
13. Band Introductions
14. Broken Man
03. Piano Medley
04. Gin & Tonic Sky
05. Jorge Workshop
06. I`ll Be Waiting
07. Stand Up
08. Funky Medley
Jeff Scott Soto – Lead Vocals
Jorge Salan – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Fernando Mainer – Bass/Vocals
Edu Comnato – Drums/Vocals
BJ – Rhythm & Acoustic GUitars/Keyboards/Vocals
Check out the new video, “Comes Down Like Rain” from Jeff Scott Soto’s W.E.T.
Fans of Melodic Rock and AOR acts such as Journey, Giant, Whitesnake, and others will wet themselves after hearing the new project featuring Jeff Scott Soto, Lead Vocals, Robert Sall, Guitars, and Erik Martensson, Guitars, Bass, & Keyboards, appropriately titled W.E.T.
“W.E.T” (Work of Art, Eclipse, Talisman) is an acronym for the bands which comprise this new act and if you are not familiar with the members previous work you should get ready for an album filled with big melodic hooks, fiery guitars, and melodies galore. Along with a little help from Magnus Henriksson, Guitars, and Robban Back, on Drums, W.E.T. have put together one of the best melodic rock records of the year.
“Invincible” is the perfect opener giving us a taste of what we can expect on this album right from the start with it grand keyboards, a driving intro from Martensson on guitar, and of course JSS’s vocals, who I think is one of the most underrated singers in the music business today. “One Love” was my first taste of W.E.T. and I was instantly hooked with it’s radio ready chorus, outstanding background vocals, and a great driving bass line that combined make you want to crank up the volume and sing along at the top of your lungs. Much like “Invincible” and “One Love”, “Brothers In Arms” is another radio friendly track custom made to light up the bics and cell phones throughout the stadiums.
Very seldom, am I impressed with ballads, but not only am I impressed with “Comes Down Like Rain” it is the best song on this album and quite possibly one of the best songs of the year. JSS sings this song to absolute perfection and Magnus Henriksson plays one of the best solos I’ve heard this year. “Comes Down Like Rain” is one of those songs you just want to put on repeat and listen to it over and over non-stop. “Running From The Heartache” is a mid tempo track in the vein of Giant and Foreigner, Erik Martensson continues to impress me with his keyboards which enhance this album instead of trying to overpower the album like a lot of keyboards tend to do.
Other stand-out tracks include “I’ll Be There”, “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is”, “My Everything” and “If I Fall”. If you like your rock a little on the heavier side W.E.T. may not be your cup of tea, but if you like songs filled with sing along choruses, background vocals, and some stellar guitar and keyboards, W.E.T. will definitely fit the bill. I can’t see fans of Journey, Giant, Hardline, or Foreigner not having this album in their collection. Hopefully this will not be the first and last W.E.T. album, as I am definitely looking forward to seeing how the band can progress after this debut.
Rating: Out of 10
02. One Love
03. Brothers In Arms
04. Comes Down Like Rain
05. Running From The Heartache
06. I’ll Be There
07. Damage Is Done
08. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
09. One Day At A Time
10. Just Go
11. My Everything
12. If I Fall
Jeff Scott Soto: All Lead Vocals
Erik Martensson: Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Robert Säll: Lead Guitar on Running From the Heartache.
Robban Back: Drums
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of JEFF SCOTT SOTO “One Night in Madrid” in Cd and DVD formats on December 4th 2009 in Europe and January 12th 2010 in the USA.
This live performance will set Jeff Scott Soto’s outstanding career in context. It is a road-map through a journey spanning more than twenty-five years that begun with college bands and culminated as front-man for the ever popular ‘Journey’ taking in ‘Talisman’, ‘Soul SirkUS’ and the band that lifted his career into the consciousness of rock fans across the world – ‘Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force’.
His first solo album, ‘Love Parade’ was released almost 15 years ago in the mid 90s and was picked up by Frontiers Records and rereleased in 2002 to coincide with his appearance at ‘The Gods’ Festival. Since then Jeff has released three stunning albums; ‘Prism’ (2003), ‘Lost In The Translation’ (2004) and his latest offering ‘Beautiful Mess’ produced with Paulo Mendonça and released on download in 2008. Released as a CD in February 2009, JSS toured ‘Beautiful Mess’ across the USA, Europe and South America showing fans a brand new direction as well as a new line-up featuring Jorge Salan on guitar, BJ on guitar and keyboards, Fernando Mainer on bass and Edu Cominato on drums.
As a grand finale to the tour this concert in Madrid, in front of a packed and enthusiastic audience, was taped for a release that could portray the artist as he is today with a set-list that showcases Jeff’s long and successful musical career including many favourites from his past & present, including a cut from the motion picture “Rock Star” as well as selections from all his solo albums including ‘Love Parade’, ‘Prism’, ‘Lost In The Translation’ and his outstanding work with ‘Talisman’.
Clocking in at approximately 2½ hours, these specially packaged CD and DVD capture the stunning performance of the show!
CD contents include:
CD-1: Intro; 21st Century; Colour My XTC; Soul Divine; Our Song; Drowning; Edu drum solo; Funky Jam; Jorge guitar solo; Mountain; Eyes Of Love; Testify; Band Introductions; Broken Man
CD-2: Hey; Frozen/Crazy; Piano Medley: If This Is The End/Holding On/Nobody Said It Was Easy/4 U/Just Between Us; Gin & Tonic Sky; JSS/Jorge workshop; I’ll Be Waiting; Encore: Stand Up; Funky Medley: We Will Rock You/I Love Rock & Roll/Play That Funky Music/Jungle Boogie/The Roof Is On Fire/Brick House/Shake Your Booty/Kung Fu Fighting/Yo Baby Yo/Macho Man/The Right Stuff/Ice Ice Baby/Stayin’ Alive/Another One Bites The Dust/Walk This Way
The DVD includes the full show tracklisting plus the following extras: Video clips: Holding On, Eyes Of Love, Believe In Me (w/- Neal Schon), If This Is The End, 21st Century, Hey, Gin & Tonic Sky plus a Special Tribute video “In Memory of Marcel Jacob”.
The DVD will be available in NTSC Region Free format, in 5.1 mix. Enjoy a multimedia presentation watching this youtube trailer:
Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release the highly anticipated, self-titled debut album from W.E.T. on November 6th in Europe and on November 24th in the USA as a special CD/DVD package.
Featuring the immense talents of singer/songwriter Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman); guitarist/songwriter Erik Martensson (Eclipse) and keyboardist Robert Sall (Work Of Art), this is the melodic hard rock album you have been waiting for! (W)ork of art (E)clipse (T)alisman was written and recorded over the last 12 months and features the best elements of the three bands the principle artists have been involved in. And the guys all feel the same way about this album:
Erik: “In the beginning it was just a project set up by Frontiers but somewhere along the process of making it, it evolved into something greater then the project we had started with. We had a fantastic flow in the song writing and when Jeff recorded his lead vocals it all fell into place.”
Jeff: “I’m very excited about the WET project. What a brilliant idea of Frontiers to put the three of us together. I think the album turned even better than we hoped for and I can’t wait to see the reactions from the melodic rock fans. I’m really proud of this record and I think a lot of people is gonna ‘wet’ there pants once they get to hear it!
I knew this was the kind of album a LOT of people wanted me to make so I am quite hopeful it will be amongst one of the biggest things I have done in my career thus far. I have never heard or felt such a buzz for something I am a part of and I couldn’t be more proud with my ‘brothers in arms’, Erik & Robert, for helping create what shall hopefully become a Classic masterpiece.”
And the future seems bright for the trio.
Jeff: “I believe if it does well enough, we would be silly not to take it on the road. Possibly start with a few select dates to get our feet ‘wet’ then see what time & schedules permit. The thing to remember here is we are of 3 separate & completely different careers that are all currently in motion but in my heart of hearts, I feel this is the beginning of something that will be around for a while, not just a one off!”
Erik: “I would love to go out and play live with this band and I would surely love to make a follow up album for it.”
Robert: “If the album does well enough and if our different schedules allow it, I would love to go and play live with WET. And I have pretty good feeling this is not the first and last record from W.E.T.!”
The word masterpiece is tossed around on various occasions, but in this instance there is no doubt what they guys have achieved.
First reaction on the album includes: “W.E.T. might just be the perfect balance of power and melody, emotion and attitude. A dream line-up that really delivers their very best. This is a stunner!” – Andrew McNeice (melodicrock.com)
The Self Titled debut W.E.T. album features the following tracks:
CD – Invincible, One Love, Brothers In Arms, Comes Down Like Rain, Running From The Heartache, I’ll Be There, Damage Is Done, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, One Day At A Time, Just Go, My Everything, If I Fall.
DVD – Video Clips for: One Love, Comes Down Like Rain and Brothers In Arms and a 15 minute EPK. Click on the image below to enjoy the “One Love” videoclip on Youtube and an album trailer.
Check out the brand new video “One Love” from W.E.T. featuring Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman), Robert Sall (Work Of Art) and Erik Martensson (Eclipse).
Legendary hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will embark on a European tour starting on April 1 in support of the release on his brand new album “Beautiful Mess” released this week in Europe on Frontiers Records.
Mar. 14 – 5th Annual Rock & Pop Masters at Weston Regional Park – Weston, Florida
Apr. 01 – Headbangers Ballroom – Hamburg, Hamburg
Apr. 03 – De Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Apr. 04 – Werkstadt – Witten, Germany
Apr. 05 – Biebob – Vosselaar, Belgium
Apr. 07 – Rock Garage – Munich, Germany
Apr. 09 – Diesel Club – Budapest, Romania
Apr. 11 – Blue Box – Sofia, Bulgaria
Apr. 14 – Urban – Perugia, Italy
Apr. 15 – Sottotetto Sound Club – Bologna, Italy
Apr. 16 – IL Peocio – Trofarello/Torino, Italy
Apr. 18 – Heineken Sala Arena – Madrid, Spain
Apr. 19 – [to be announced] – Barcelona, Spain
Jeff Scott Soto’s touring line-up includes:
Jeff Scott Soto – Vocals
Jorge Salan – Lead Guitar
Fernando Mainer (TAKO) – Bass
Edu Cominato (TEMPESTT) – Drums
BJ (TEMPESTT) – Guitar
Jorge Salan is the young-blood hotshot from Madrid, Spain whom Jeff met through his many tours through Spain. Jeff even contributed vocals on one track for Jorge’s 2007 solo album, “Chronicles Of An Evolution”, which is where Jeff first discovered this fresh new talent. Brought along on bass from Jorge’s solo band is Fernando Mainer, who has played with a popular Spanish band TAKO along with many others from his native land.
New drummer, Edu Cominato, hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Edu has toured as Jeff’s drummer throughout Brazil as well as with his own band, TEMPESTT, where they shared stages throughout Europe on a Jeff Scott Soto-introduced/guest tour for TEMPESTT back in 2008. A fifth member — a man simply named BJ, also from the band TEMPESTT — will serve as second guitarist/keyboardist for the new band.
In other news, JSS will shoot a new, full headline show for DVD in Madrid on April 18, with Jorge’s solo band as support for the show. Jorge, too, will be shooting a live DVD in which Jeff will guest on the number “No Salvation”, which he sang on “Chronicles…”. This will be Jeff’s first full live show to be released on DVD as the only other live DVD from the Gods show in 2002 was a limited setlist. The new show will consist primarily of Jeff Scott Soto solo material with the blend of expected numbers from Soto’s past.
Jeff says, “I am having a blast creating the new setlist as now I have four solo albums under my belt and familiar material for days to have fun with live. But I won’t forget the numbers that make everyone stand up and shout!”
Frontiers Records has announced the reissue of two Jeff Scott Soto CD’s! “Lost in the Translation” and “Prism“. Both CD’s will be reissued with bonus tracks that were previous unreleased.
New Track Listing for “Lost In The Translation”:
BELIEVE IN ME
IF THIS IS THE END
LOST IN THE TRANSLATION
BEGINNING 2 END
ON MY OWN
FIND OUR WAY
TURNED THE PAGE (original
Japanese Bonus Track, unreleased in Europe)*
AS I DO 2 U*
THIS AIN’T THE LOVE*
LONELY SHADE OF BLUE*
SOUL DIVINE (Acoustic)*
* Bonus tracks
New Track Listing for “Prism”:
EYES OF LOVE
DON’T COME EASY
DON’T WANNA SAY
I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER
2 LATE 4 GOODBYES
TILL THE END OF TIME
BY YOUR SIDE
DON’T WALK AWAY
GOOD LOVE (original
japanese bonus track, unreleased in Europe)*
2012 (original Japanese
Bonus Track of “Essential Ballads”, unreleased in Europe)*
SEND HER MY LOVE*
AGAIN 2 BE FOUND (LIVE)*
STAND UP (LIVE)*
4 U (LIVE)*
* Bonus tracks
Frontiers Records is more than pleased to announce the release of JSS latest release “Beautiful Mess” on February 20th in Europe.
JSS is an Artist who has graced many stages, a hybrid redolent of Soul, Pop, Rock, Blues and R&B influenced by luminaries such as Queen, Prince and Sam Cooke and a man who has proved, across the years that he can deliver all these genres well.
For many years JSS has been known to the world as Jeff Scott Soto. In a career spanning more than twenty years, beginning as the vocalist for guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, leading to frontman for many bands including: Talisman, Soul SirkUS, the legendary Journey and more recently Trans Siberian Orchestra. In 2002 he set out on the long, arduous road of a solo career with the acclaimed album “Prism” and has released two solo albums since then, “Lost In The Translation” and now “Beautiful Mess”.
He came to the notice of many in the industry when he provided the lead vocals for the main character/singer of “Steel Dragon” in the Mark Wahlberg motion picture “Rock Star”. With an audience that comes from Europe, Asia, South America and North America, his appeal is about to be widened even further with this new highly commercial release.
In “Beautiful Mess” JSS blends the influences he grew up loving into one “beautiful mess” indeed; from the rocking soul of “21st Century”, to the sultry “Gin & Tonic Sky” through to the funk of “Bring It Home” and the Beatle-esque “Kick It”, JSS leaves no stone unturned in this release, pleasing fans old & new alike. “Beautiful Mess”, which is co-written & produced by the acclaimed Swedish artist/producer/writer Paulo Mendonça, is a turning point for JSS who recently dubbed by many as the “new hardest working man in show business” and this new album will find him touring the globe once again in the spring 2009.
If you like the bite of Lenny Kravitz, the sultriness of Seal, the smoothness of Sam Cooke & the rawness of the nostalgic 70’s rock ‘n’ soul, all mixed with a contemporary touch of today’s best music, then you need to take a listen to “Beautiful Mess” by JSS.
“Beautiful Mess” European release will include the following tracks:
21st Century; Cry Me A River; Gin & Tonic Sky; Hey; Broken Man; Mountain; Our Song; Eye; Bring It Home; Testify; Wherever You Wanna Go; Kick It; Heart Starts Healing (Bonus Track); Take U Over With Me (Bonus Track). 21st Century and Gin & Tonic Sky (videos – iPod ready versions). In addition to this, a DVD will be added as a special bonus and will include the full quality videos for “21st Century”, “Gin And Tonic Sky”, “Hey”, a specially filmed piano version of “Gin And Tonic Sky” and live footage recorded at the recent JSS exclusive appearance at the Firefest show in Notthingham UK, on October 25th 2008.
Frontiers Records and JSS would finally like to inform that a un-authorized bootleg version of the album has been circulating on the Internet and sold especially on eBay. Fans and distributors can easily spot the difference between the original version and the bootleg because of the different tracklisting. Frontiers and JSS do NOT support such release, are actively working to stop it and look forward to give the fans a PROPER product, which will also specially priced as regular 1CD set notwithstanding the addition of the bonus DVD.
Jeff Scott Soto has released a new video “21st Century” in support of his brand new album, Beautiful Mess. This video was produced and directed by Soto’s long time bandmate, Gary Schutt.
Check out “21st Century” below.
You can order your copy of Beautiful Mess at CD Baby.com!
The United States isn’t the only country with great music festival. Firefest V, will soon be taking place in the Rock City club in Nottingham, UK.
Check out this two day lineup:
This show takes place on Saturday October 25th, and Sunday October 26th. For ticket information, check out the Firefest Website at this location.
The following are videos from Firefest IV:
Jorn Lande performing Duke of Love
Harem Scarem – If There Was A Time
Tyketto – Forever Young
Jaded Heart – Hero
JSS – ‘Beautiful Mess’ has hit the digital market ahead of schedule.
With the huge demand escalating since the availability of the free download ‘Testify’ and Jeff’s imminent exposure during the new TSO tour. Sewtoe Productions are proud to announce the advance launch of Jeff’s new solo album. The very nature and speed of today’s digital music download market has meant that ‘Beautiful Mess’ can come to fruition three weeks ahead of its proposed release! Why wait another month! JSS is ready, so let’s move it people!
JSS – Beautiful Mess
The 4th solo album from Jeff Scott Soto (who has sung for such bands as Journey & Talisman) but the 1st under the new moniker, JSS, this album is a departure from the classic rock sound Jeff has been known for.
Who is JSS?
He is an artiste who has graced many stages, a hybrid redolent of soul, pop, rock, blues and R&B influenced by luminaries such as Queen, Prince and Sam Cooke and a man who has proved, across the years that he can deliver all these genre well.
For many years JSS has been known to all and sundry as ‘Jeff Scott Soto’. In a career spanning more than twenty years, beginning as the vocalist for guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, leading to frontman for many bands including; ‘Talisman’, the legendary ‘Journey’, ‘Soul Sirkus’ and most recently ‘Trans Siberian Orchestra’. In 2002 he set out on the long, arduous road of a solo career with the acclaimed ‘Prism’ and has released two solo albums since then, ‘Lost In The Translation’ and now ‘Beautiful Mess’. He came to the notice of many in the industry when he provided the lead vocals for the main character / singer of ‘Steel Dragon’ in the Mark Wahlberg motion picture ‘Rock Star. With an audience that comes from Europe, Asia, South America and North America, his appeal is about to be widened further with this new release.
In ‘Beautiful Mess’, for which Jeff Scott Soto has become ‘JSS’ he blends the influences he grew up loving into one ‘beautiful mess’ indeed. From the rocking soul of “21st Century” to the sultry “Gin & Tonic Sky” to the greasy funk of “Bring It Home” to the Beatle-esque “Kick It”, JSS leaves no stone unturned in this release, pleasing fans old & new alike. ‘Beautiful Mess’, which is co-written & produced by the savvy Swedish artist/producer/writer Paulo Mendonça, is a turning point for JSS who recently dubbed by many as the ‘new hardest working man in show business’ & this new album will find him touring the globe once again through 2009.
If you like the bite of Lenny Kravitz, the sultriness of Seal, the smoothness of Sam Cooke & the rawness of the nostalgic 70’s rock ‘n soul all mixed with a contemporary touch of today’s hit music, this is one not to be missed!!
Jeff’s promotions guy, Richard Mace has created another stunning and imaginative cover for Jeff Scott Soto’s new solo album. Incorporating the theme of global destruction and the decay of humanity, this cover exemplifies the paradox of the beautiful mess, that is Jeff’s own career. As enjoyable as it has been, he has indeed had his share of highs and lows and continues to pursue, with determination and relish, his own personal dream and ambition.
Beautiful Mess is due out in September 2008.
The Track Listing is as follows:
Cry Me A River
Gin & Tonic Sky
Bring It Home
Whenever u Go
Jeff Scott Soto will be singing on the upcoming Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour beginning Nov 1. Jeff will be part of the West Coast production (as TSO are split in 2) so all the dates will appear on his sites accordingly. Jeff is thrilled to be part of this tour as it is an introduction to future appearances with TSO including the new album Night Castle.
Have you seen the Soul SirkUs video, Another World, featuring Jeff Scott Soto and Neal Schon? I haven’t even either, until now. Check it out!
In 1993, Takara released their debut album through the now defunct, Now and Then Records.
This release was largely not know in the U.S. as this disc was primarily released in Europe and Japan. I may not have found this disc myself, but saw that this was one of the earlier works by Jeff Scott Soto, and I was on a mission to find it.
Those of you not familiar with Soto’s work would be surprised at how many acts and bands he has been involved with over the years, including most recently, Journey. I have always been a fan of his vocals and he was the main draw for me to pick up Takara’s Eternal Faith.
On Eternal Faith, Soto works as both producer and singer, and he does a pretty good job in both roles. He wasn’t supposed to sing on this record, but Takara’s original singer flaked out in the studio and Soto took over.
Soto has a keen ear for great melodic rock, and Takara’s Eternal Faith is a fine example of this. This record is filled with ten upbeat keyboard laden tunes, that melodic rock fans will truly enjoy.
While Eternal Faith isn’t the best disc I have ever heard, fans of Jeff Scott Soto will certainly want to pick this up. The best tracks are Spotlight, Two Hearts Together, I Don’t Believe, and Fallen Angel.
Rating:Out of 10
Jeff Scott Soto – lead vocals, keyboards
Gary Schutt – bass
Neal Grusky – guitar
Robert Duda – drums