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Toto: Toto IV

Track List

>Rosanna
>Make Believe
>I Won't Hold You Back
>Good for You
>It's a Feeling
>Afraid of Love
>Lovers in the Night
>We Made it
>Waiting for Your Love
>Africa

Album Reviews:

Q (5/95, p.136) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...The superb musicianship, pristine production, gentle jazz influences and lively songs mark it as a classic....still makes for great late night listening."

Album Notes

Also available in a 3-pack with TOTO and HYDRA.

Toto: Steve Lukather (vocals, guitar, piano); David Paich, Steve Porcaro (vocals, keyboards); Bobby Kimball (vocals); David Hungate (bass); Jeff Porcaro (drums, percussion).

Additional personnel: James Newton Howard (conductor); Mike Porcaro (cello); The Martyn Ford Orchestra (strings); Jim Horn (recorder, saxophone); Tom Scott, Jon Smith (saxophone); Jerry Hey, Gary Grant (trumpet); Jimmy Pankow (trombone); Ralph Dyck (synthesizer); Joe Porcaro (marimba, xylophone, tympani, percussion); Lenny Castro (congas, percussion); Roger Linn (keyboard programming); Tom Kelly, Timothy B. Schmit (background vocals).

Engineers: Al Schmitt, Tom Knox, Greg Ladanyi.

Principally recorded at Sunset Sound and Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Toto: Steve Lukather (vocals, guitar, piano); David Paich, Steve Porcaro (vocals, keyboards); Bobby Kimball (vocals); David Hungate (bass); Jeff Porcaro (drums, percussion).

Additional personnel: James Newton Howard (conductor); Mike Porcaro (cello); The Martyn Ford Orchestra (strings); Jim Horn (recorder, saxophone); Tom Scott, Jon Smith (saxophone); Jerry Hey, Gary Grant (trumpet); Jimmy Pankow (trombone); Ralph Dyck (synthesizer); Joe Porcaro (marimba, xylophone, tympani, percussion); Lenny Castro (congas, percussion); Roger Linn (keyboard programming); Tom Kelly, Timothy B. Schmit (background vocals).

Engineers: Al Schmitt, Tom Knox, Greg Ladanyi.

Principally recorded at Sunset Sound and Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Toto: Steve Lukather (vocals, guitar, piano); David Paich, Steve Porcaro (vocals, keyboards); Bobby Kimball (vocals); David Hungate (bass); Jeff Porcaro (drums, percussion).

Additional personnel: James Newton Howard (conductor); Mike Porcaro (cello); The Martyn Ford Orchestra (strings); Jim Horn (recorder, saxophone); Tom Scott, Jon Smith (saxophone); Jerry Hey, Gary Grant (trumpet); Jimmy Pankow (trombone); Ralph Dyck (synthesizer); Joe Porcaro (marimba, xylophone, tympani, percussion); Lenny Castro (congas, percussion); Roger Linn (keyboard programming); Tom Kelly, Timothy B. Schmit (background vocals).

Engineers: Al Schmitt, Tom Knox, Greg Ladanyi.

Principally recorded at Sunset Sound and Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Ultradiscs are mastered from the original master tapes using Mobile Fidelity's proprietary mastering technique, then plated with 24 karat gold and housed in a stress-resistant lift-lock jewel box.

This is a multichannel Super Audio CD playable only on Super Audio CD players.

Toto: Steve Lukather (vocals, guitar, piano); David Paich, Steve Porcaro (vocals, keyboards); Bobby Kimball (vocals); David Hungate (bass); Jeff Porcaro (drums, percussion).

Additional personnel: James Newton Howard (conductor); Mike Porcaro (cello); The Martyn Ford Orchestra (strings); Jim Horn (recorder, saxophone); Tom Scott, Jon Smith (saxophone); Jerry Hey, Gary Grant (trumpet); Jimmy Pankow (trombone); Ralph Dyck (synthesizer); Joe Porcaro (marimba, xylophone, tympani, percussion); Lenny Castro (congas, percussion); Roger Linn (keyboard programming); Tom Kelly, Timothy B. Schmit (background vocals).

Engineers: Al Schmitt, Tom Knox, Greg Ladanyi.

Principally recorded at Sunset Sound and Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Although Toto's second and third albums (HYDRA and TURN BACK, respectively) didn't fare well commercially, especially when compared to the group's self-titled debut, 1982's TOTO IV brought the band to a whole new level of success. The cadre of Los Angeles session players pooled their talents to create a potent form of market-savvy arena rock, which resulted in the inescapable smash singles "Rosanna" and "Africa." While those two tunes, both penned (at least in part) by keyboardist David Paich, easily outshine the rest of TOTO IV, the record does feature enjoyable, upbeat songs such as "Make Believe" and "We Made It," which showcase the buoyant vocals of Bobby Kimball and the formidable guitar riffs of Steve Lukather. Though many critics savaged the album, it went on to become a platinum seller and win six Grammy Awards. The group would carry on for decades in various incarnations, but no later outings could top this blockbuster record, which stands as the indisputable high point of Toto's career.



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