Review: Jeff Scott Soto – One Night in Madrid [2010]

Heavy metal vocalist Jeff Scott Soto conjures up the double live disc One Night in Madrid for Jan. 2010. The ex-Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist and current Trans-Siberian Orchestra singer rips through tracks from Beautiful Mess and also offers a wild finish that features a medley of covers saluting rock and funk royalty.

My personal favorite performance from the live album is the rendition of “Stand Up” from the Rockstar Soundtrack. Soto’s live scream at the beginning is purely astounding.

One Night in Madrid demonstrates that JSS has a very loyal fanbase and much larger audience in Europe than the U.S.  His loyal followers rock along hard to the songs as Soto diligently leads the band.

Soto’s backing band is very tight and spot on, however some guitar tones seem like they could have been strengthened, particularly on the clean funk channels.

This live album will please Soto’s fans and is is good for what it is. Soto always flew under the radar throughout his long career and will continue to do so following this release.

Track Listing:

  1. “Intro”
  2. “21st Century”
  3. “Colour My XT”
  4. “Soul Divine”
  5. “Our Song”
  6. “Mountain”
  7. “Eyes Of Love”
  8. “Testify”
  9. “Broken Man”
  10. “Hey”
  11. “Frozen”
  12. “Crazy”
  13. “If This Is The End”
  14. “Holding On”
  15. “Nobody Said It Was Easy”
  16. “4 U”
  17. “Just Between Us”
  18. “Gin & Tonic Sky”
  19. “I’ll Be Waiting
  20. “Stand Up”
  21. “We Will Rock You”
  22. “I Love Rock & Roll”
  23. “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”

One Night in Madrid on AmazonJSS Official SiteWikipedia

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