Jeff Scott Soto retrospective The Duets Collection out soon

Jeff Scott Soto will release The Duets Collection, Vol. 1 on 8 October through Frontiers. The album is a fascinating retrospective of his favourite songs from his career, re-recorded and performed as duets with vocalist friends.

The song Mysterious has been released. Mysterious is a track performed initially by Soto with Talisman, and here he is joined by Eric Martin from Mr Big.

Soto recorded Volume 1 during COVID-19 downtime and his break from his usual relentless touring schedule, and the project soon turned into an international affair.

“It was a DREAM to cast these voices, and I am so amped for you to hear the results,” Soto says.

Jeff Scott Soto. Théâtre du Forum des Halles, Paris. Photo Eric Duvet
Jeff Scott Soto/Yngwie Malmsteen. Théâtre du Forum des Halles, Paris. une ’85. Photo: Eric Duvet

Volume 1 also includes appearances from Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T.), Johnny Gioeli (Hardline), Deen Castronovo (Revolution Saints, Journey), Nathan James (Inglorious), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Renan Zonta (Electric Mob), Dino Jelusick, Mats Leven (Candlemass, TSO), BJ (Spektra, SOTO) and Alirio Netto (Shaman, Queen Extravaganza).

The album can be pre-ordered from

You can read an in-depth interview with Jeff at

The Duets Collection, Vol. 1

1 Livin’ The Life (ROCK STAR) with Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse/W.E.T.)
2 Don’t Let It End (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) – with Dino Jelusick
3 Mysterious (TALISMAN) – with Eric Martin (Mr. Big)
4 Believe in Me (JSS) – with Nathan James (Inglorious)
5 Coming Home (SOUL SIRKUS) – with Deen Castronovo (Revolution Saints, ex-Journey)
6 I’ll Be Waiting (TALISMAN) – with Alirio Netto (Shaman, Queen Extravaganza)
7 Callin’ All Girls (EYES) – with Russell Allen (Symphony X, Allen/Lande)
8 Colour My XTC (TALISMAN) – with Renan Zonta (Electric Mob)
9 Warrior (AXEL RUDI PELL) – with Johnny Gioeli (Hardline, Axel Rudi Pell)
10 Holding On (JSS) – with BJ (SOTO, Spektra)
11 Again 2 B Found (HUMANIMAL) – with Mats Leven (Candlemass, Trans-Siberian Orchestra)


Jeff Scott Soto – vocals, bass, keyboards
Edu Cominato – drums
Tony Dickinson – bass
Jorge Salan – guitars
Howie Simon – guitars, bass
Leo Mancini – guitars

Cover of The Duets Collection, Vol. 1 from Jeff Scott Soto

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