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There are at least two bands called Talisman:

1. Talisman, from Bristol, England, UK, formed in 1977 and were one of the UK’s top Roots Reggae bands in the late 1970s and early 1980s.The band’s prowess earned them support slots with acts as diverse as Burning Spear, The Clash and The Rolling Stones.

They reformed with the original line up after 30 years apart to support the re-release of their classic roots single ‘Dole Age’ on a brand new album ‘Dole Age - The 1981 Reggae Collection’. In September 2013, thirty years after they recorded their debut long player, 1984′s ‘Takin The Strain’, Bristol’s roots reggae pioneers Talisman released their third studio album, ‘I-Surrection’

2. TALISMAN are a hard rock band characterized by an international melodic/powerful sound.
TALISMAN started off more or less as the brainchild of the amazing bass player Marcel Jacob. He played with bands like Rising Force, John Norum Group and Power. On the first self titled album, TALISMAN were not really a band: Marcel was playing with John Norum when he started working on the tracks he thought would end up on the second Norum’s solo album after he left Europe. The singer on those demos was Göran Edman, also in John Norum Group at that time. But John rejected the songs and, in the meantime, Göran was offered to join Yngwie Malmsteen.
Marcel was later contacted by a guy who had previously worked for the label which had originally showed some interest in the demos. This guy was pretty much sure that a couple of tracks could easily become hits.

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