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Sources: own research in the booklets of the albums and singles, the internet and The TOTO  Encyclopedia by Dennie Hayes.
 

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2 Hearts

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Background vocals: Richard Page.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

 

Recorded by Niko Bolas at Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, California, February 25, 1991. 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

 

2 Hearts was in 1992 released as the third single from the album Kingdom Of Desire after Don't Chain My Heart and Only You

CD single           Columbia 658947 1  -  2 Hearts / How Many Times (1992).

CD maxi-single   Columbia 658947 2  -  2 Hearts / How Many Times / Never Enough (1992).

 

2 Hearts is also included on the compilation albums Best Ballads (January 1995), Legend (July 1996), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002) & The Essential (2004).

 

David Paich about 2 Hearts:

"That was a band thing. Initially, Steve Lukather and myself came up with the idea and it was just about two hearts being as one. We had the chorus and the whole melody, but never finished the lyrics until the Kingdom Of Desire release". 

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99

Taken from the album: Hydra (1979).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

99 was in 1980 released as the first single from the second album Hydra and it reached # 26 on the US Billboard and a tip quotation in The Netherlands.

Single - CBS 8132 (Dutch version) / Columbia 1-11173 (USA version) - 99 / Hydra (1980).

 

99 is also included on the compilation albums Past to Present 1977 - 1990 (1990), Best Ballads (January 1995)Legend (July 1996), Best (Hold the Line) (February 2001), Hold The Line (The Very Best Of) (2001), The Very Best Of (October 2002), Greatest Hits ... and More (December2002), Super Hits (December 2002),  Love Songs (January 2003) & The Essential (2004).

 

A live version of 99 recorded during the Kingdom Of Desire Worldtour in 1992 is on the live album Absolutely Live (1993), and it is also on the third single from this album.

CD maxi single - Columbia 660268 - I'll Be Over You (live) / 99 (live) / Don't Chain My Heart (live) (1994).

 

David Paich about 99:

"I wrote this when I was very young. It's about a science fiction movie.* Everybody's dressed in white and has a number; they no longer have names. I had fallen in love with a girl - her number was 99".

 

* The science fiction movie David Paich mentioned was THX-1138 (1971) from George Lucas. The cinema system THX is named after the movie.

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Afraid Of Love

Taken from the album: TOTO IV (1982).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Jeff Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Background vocals: Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather & David Paich.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Xylophone: Joe Porcaro.

 

Orchestral arrangements: James Newton Howard & David Paich.

Strings performed by The Martyn Ford Orchestra,  Conducted by James Newton Howard and recorded by John Kurlander.

 

Recorded by David Leonard, Peggy McCreary & Terry Christian at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California  and  Jamie Ledner, Niko Bolas & Lon LeMaster at Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Strings recorded at Abbey Road Studio, London, England.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi.

Engineerd by Al Schmitt, Tom Knox & Greg Ladanyi.

 

Afraid Of Love was in Japanand the USA released as a single from the album TOTO IV.

Single - 07SP640 - Afraid Of Love / We Made It (1982).

Afraid Of Love is also included on the compilation albums Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001) & Africa (April 2003) .

It is also on the USA version & UK version of the single I Won't Hold You Back.

USA version - Columbia 38-03597 -  I Won't Hold You Back / Afraid Of Love (1982).

UK version   - A3392                    - I Won't Hold You Back / Afraid Of Love (1982).

 

A live version of Afraid Of Love recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

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Africa

Taken from the album: TOTO IV (1982).

Written by: David Paich & Jeff Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Backing vocals: Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich & Timothy B. Schmit.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Congas & Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Marimbas & Percussion: Joe Porcaro.

Recorders: Jim Horn.

 

Recorded by David Leonard, Peggy McCreary & Terry Christian at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California  and  Jamie Ledner, Niko Bolas & Lon LeMaster at Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi.

Engineerd by Al Schmitt, Tom Knox & Greg Ladanyi.

 

Africa was in 1982 released as the third single from the album TOTO IV and it was a huge hit all over the world and one of their biggest hits ever. It was the only TOTO song that reached # 1 on the US Billboard (February 1983) and it was in The Netherlands a # 2 hit and in the UK a # 3 hit. In 1990, 1991 & 1993 the song was re-released agian.

Single - CBS A2510 (Dutch version & UK version) - Africa / We Made It (1982).

Maxi-sngle - CBS 12-2510 - Africa (long version) / Africa (short version) / We Made It (1982).

Single - Columbia 38-03335 (USA version)           - Africa / Good For You (1982).

CD single - CBS 656298 2 - Africa / Can You Hear What I'm Saying / Georgy Porgy / Waiting For Your Love (1990).

CD single - CBS 656431 3 - Africa / We Made It / Rosanna (1990).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 657611 2 - Africa / Africa (live) / I'll Be Over You (live) (1991).

 

A live version of Africa recorded during the Kingdom Of Desire Worldtour in 1992 is on the live album Absolutely Live (1993), and it is also on the first single from this album.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 659870 2 - Africa (live edit) / Africa (original album version) / Africa (live album version) (1993).

 

A live version of Africa is included on the album TOTO XX (1977 - 1997), which was recorded at the Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg - South Africa.

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Backing vocals: Jenny Douglas-McRae, John James & Family Factory (Margaret Motsage, Gift Villakazi, Victory Villakazi, Nomhlahla Radebe, Nokhanya Dlamini & Sibongile Maktathe).

Percussion: Family Factory (Margaret Motsage, Gift Villakazi, Victory Villakazi, Nomhlahla Radebe, Nokhanya Dlamini & Sibongile Maktathe).

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

 

It is also included on the cd (maxi)singles Pamela & I Will Remember.

CD single -           CBS 651607 2 - Pamela / Stay Away / Africa / Rosanna (1988).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662655 2 -  I Will Remember (radio edit) / Rosanna / Africa / Georgy Porgy (1995).

 

Africa is also included on the compilation albums Past to Present 1977 - 1990 (1990)A Rock and Roll Band (July 1990), Best Ballads (January 1995)Legend (July 1996)Greatest Hits (December 1996)Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001), Hold The Line (The Very Best Of) (2001), The Very Best Of (October 2002), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002)Super Hits (December 2002), Love Songs (January 2003), Africa (April 2003) & The Essential (2004).

 

A live version from Africa recorded at the Night of the Proms 2003 is included on an album of this event.

 

The idea of the song came from David Paich, playing on the piano.

 

David Paich about Africa:

"At the beginning of the 80's I watched a late night documentary on TV about all the terrible death and suffering of people in Africa. It both movedand appealed me and the pictures just wouldn't leave my head. I tried to imagine how I'd feel about if I was there and what I'd do".

 

Jeff Porcaro about  Africa.

"A white boy is trying to write a song on Africa, but since he'd never been there. he can only tell what he's seen on TV or remembers in the past. Geographically it doesn't make sence ... the Kilimanjaro isn't near the river named in the song".

 

Although Africa is one of TOTO's biggest hits ever, it almost didn't get it to the album. TOTO had worked with the song for a very long time and was so tired on it that they almost skipped the song when compiling the album.

 

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX (1977 - 1997).

"The reason why cuts 11, 12 and 13 are included with this other material is that we wanted to offer something special from our recent trip to South Africa. This was the first time we had played there so we decided to create something new of something old. Thus we added "Baba Mnumzane" to the fornt of "Africa" as an intro with a traditional 7-piece South African choir. To augment that Simon recruited 5 local percussionists and rehearsed the day of the show, some newly written parts for them to play. At this point there were 18 musicians on stage bringing them and us together for a memorable event that we felt we should include here". 

After You've Gone

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Steve Lukather & Phil Soussan.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather, Phil Soussan, Mark Hudson & Timothy B. Schmit.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass & Cello: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Tabla: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

All Us Boys

Taken from the album: Hydra (1979).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

All Us Boys was in 1980 released as the third single from the second album Hydra after 99 & St. George And The Dragon..

Single - ??? - All Us Boys / Hydra (1980).

 

All Us Boys is also included on the compilation albums Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001) & Africa (April 2003).

A Million Miles Away

Taken from the album: Turn Back (1981).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards & Synthesizer: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by Geoff Workmann & TOTO.

Recorded by John Weaver at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles.

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York.

Engineerd & Mixed by Geoff Workmann.

 

A live version of A Million Miles Away recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the live album Livefields (1999).

Angela

Taken from the album: Toto (1978).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Engineerd & Mixed by Tom Knox.

Recorded by Dana Latham & Gabe Veltri at Studio 55, Hollywood, California.

Additional Recording Locations: Davlen Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California.

Mastered by Mike Reese & Ron Hitchcock at the Mastering :ab, Los Angeles, California.

 

Angela is also included on the compilation album Best Ballads (January 1995).

 

David Paich about Angela:

"I knew a girl named Angela at the time and I wanted to do something classical, which then became a rock piece".

Angel Don't Cry

Taken from the album: Isolation (1984).

Written by: David Paich & Fergie Frederiksen.

 

Lead vocals: Fergie Frederiksen.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi & TOTO.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox, Shep Lonsdale & Niko Bolas.

Assistent Engineers: Richard Bosworth, Duane Seykora, Tom Fletcher, Bill Jackson, Terry Christian, Peggy McCreary, Stuart Furusho, David Schober, Brian Malouf, Ann Calnan & Franz Pusch.

Strings Engineerd by John Kurlander at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

Additional Recording at Sunset Sound, Bill Schnee Studio & Can Am Recorders.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Doug Sax.

Direction Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff.

 

Angel Don't Cry was in 1985 released as the fifth single from the album Isolation after Stranger In Town, Holyanna, How Does It Feel & Endless.

Single - ??? - Angel Don't Cry / How Does It Feel (1985).

Animal

Taken from the album: Past To Present 1977 - 1990 (1990).

Written by: David Paich & Jean-Michel Byron.

 

Lead vocals: Jean-Michel Byron.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Percussion: Luis Conte.

Horns: Greg Adams, Lee Thornburg, Stephan Kupka, Tom Timko & Emilio Castillo.

Horns arranged by Greg Adams.

 

Recorded & mixed by James Guthrie, assisted by Michael Reiter & Ken Allardyce at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York (1990) & Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, California (1990). 

Produced by James Guthrie & TOTO.

Anna

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: Steve Lukather & Randy Goodrum.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Percussion: Michael Fischer & Joe Porcaro.

Strings arrangement: Marty Paich, David Paich & James Newton Howard.

Conducted by Marty Paich.

 

Anna was in 1988 released as a single from the album The Seventh One.

Single - Columbia 3808010 - Anna (short version) / Anna (long version) (1988).

 

Anna is also included on the compilation albums Best Ballads (January 1995)Hold The Line (The Very Best Of) (2001) & Love Songs (January 2003).

 

Steve Lukather about Anna:

"That was another I wrote with Randy Goodrum. I remember writing that in my living room, not particularly thinking about someone called Anna; it was just a feeling".

A Secret Love

Taken from the album: Hydra (1979).

Written by: Steve Porcaro, David Paich & Bobby Kimball.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

It is also on the single St. George And The Dragon.

Single - CBS 8085 (Dutch version) / CBS 06SP 431 (Japanese version) - St. George And The Dragon / A Secret Love (1980).

 

A Secret Love is also included on the compilation albums Best Ballads (January 1995) & Africa (April 2003).

 

David Paich about A Secret Love:

"This song was written by Steve Porcaro and I believe it was related to the time he first fell in love with Rosanna Arquette".

A Thousand Years

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: Joseph Williams, Mark T. Williams & David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Song arrangements: Mark T. Williams & TOTO.

String arrangements: David Paich.

Conducted by David Paich.

 

The idea of this song originally came from Mark T. Williams. He explains: "I wrote the progression and groove one night in the summer of 1987. It wasn't really any kind of inspired or conscious effort, it just came out. My brother Joseph came home from a sesion for 'The Seventh One' and told me he thought the song would be something good for the record. That was funny to me because the original working title on the sequencer disk was 'Something Good'. He took a cassette to the studio the next day and played it for Jeffrey Porcaro, who loved it and said: 'We've got to have this thing'. I then finished the music with Joseph. David Paich and Joseph wrote most of the lyrics".

Baba Mnumzane

Taken from the album: TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998).

Written by: traditional, L. Mkhize & M. Namba.

 

Instrumental song.

Engineerd by: Richard Mitchell.

Assistants: David Segal & Kentse Mpahlwa.

Technical: Colin Finnie.

 

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX (1977 - 1997).

"The reason why cuts 11, 12 and 13 are included with this other material is that we wanted to offer something special from our recent trip to South Africa. This was the first time we had played there so we decided to create something new of something old. Thus we added "Baba Mnumzane" to the fornt of "Africa" as an intro with a traditional 7-piece South African choir. To augment that Simon recruited 5 local percussionists and rehearsed the day of the show, some newly written parts for them to play. At this point there were 18 musicians on stage bringing them and us together for a memorable event that we felt we should include here".

Baby He's Your Man

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Siedah Garrett.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather & Jenny Douglas-McRae.

Backing vocals: Phillip Ingram, Rickey Nelson, Jenny Douglas-McRae, John James & Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: Davis Paich.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Drum loops: Steve Porcaro & Simon Phillips.

Bass fills: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa.

Special backgrounds: David Paich.

 

Baby He's Your Man should have been the second single of the album Tambu in the USA, but it was cancelled since the album just had sold 10.000 copies.

 

Baby He's Your Man is also included on the compilation album The Essential (2004).

Better World  Parts I, II & III

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Simon Phillips.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather, Chris Thomson, Bobby Kimball & Simon Phillips.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich & Steve Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Simon Phillips & Lenny Castro.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

A live version of Better World recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the live album Livefields (1999).

Big Battle

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

Blackeye

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Jenny Douglas-McRae.

 

Lead vocals: Jenny Douglas-McRae.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: Davis Paich.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

 

Blackeye is an unlisted bonustrack on both the American and Japanese version of Tambu. There is a long pause between The Road Goes On and track 13, which is Blackeye.

 

Blackeye is also on the single I Will Remember.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662382 2 -  I Will Remember (edit) / I Will Remember (album version) / Dave's Gone Skiing / Blackeye (1995).

Bodhisattva

Taken from the album: Through The Looking Glass (2002).

Written by: Walter Becker & Donald Fagan.

Original performers: Steely Dan.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball & Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Synth programming: Steve Porcaro.

 

A live version of Bodhisattva recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

 

Jeff was in Steeley and I played on two of their albums. I saw Luke play it in high school with Landau and Steve P. They nailed it just like Denny and Skunk. We used a few subsitutions on the ending chords. Donald and Walter will probably give it a 6. (Toto99.com, 2002).

 

Steve Lukather about Bodhisattva:

"When we were in high school, we were basically a Steely Dan tribute band. It was me and Landau on guitar, Carlos Vega on drums, Steve Porcaro on keyboards. Jeff Porcaro was the drummer in Steely Dan at the time and so we were obsessed With learning the whole of the Katy lied album before it came out, and Bodhisattva ended up opening our set. It's also a bit of a tribute to Jeff as well - it's 10 years since he died. Steely were really important to us as kids. They were what we wanted to be like. They were very melodic and they had some great guitar solos. We reharmonised some of the chords so it's not an exact copy, but it's enough of a nod to Jeff Baxter and Denny Dias... those guys are my friends." (Steve Lukather, Guitarist - March 2003)

Bottom Of Your Soul

Taken from the album: Falling In Between (2006).

Written by: David Paich, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, Bobby Kimball & Mike Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather & Joseph Williams.

Backing vocals: Jason Scheff & Shenkar.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Bottom Of Your Soul  is in January 2006 released as the first single from the album Falling In Between.

 

Steve Lukather about Bottom Of Your Soul:

"I sang the verses and we had Joseph Williams come back and did a duet with me. Its classic Toto and very "Seventh One" sounding style wise with a 2006 twist to it. Lenny [Castro] is on this as well. Greg and I did the acoustic solo section live together which was cool. You were there!".

Burn Down The Mission

Taken from the album: Through The Looking Glass (2002).

Written by: Elton John & Bernie Taupin.

Original performers: Elton John.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, Davey Johnstone & Nigel Ollson.

Keyboards & Piano: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Synth programming: Steve Porcaro.

Congas, Tambourine: Lenny Castro.

 

Being a true Elton disciple David first performed this at his highschool graduation (all boys Catholic prep). His mates loved it but he got suspended for 3 days for the subversive lyrics. What a treat it was to have Davey Johnstone and Nigel Olsson sing with Luke on the b.gs. Bobby chose this song and really does justice to it (boy it'shard to improve on any of these damn tunes!) (Toto99.com, 2002)

 

Steve Lukather about Burn Down The Mission:

"This wasn 't on our list, but Kimball sat down at the piano one day and started doing it. And it was amazing. We all went, We've gotta cut that now! And we did and it was a blast. That one pays more of a nod to the original than a lot of the other songs. But we've all worked with Elton - I've done four or five albums with him - and we had Davey Johnstone and Nigel Ollson on backing vocals." (Steve Lukather, Guitarist - March 2003)

Can't Stand It Any Longer

Taken from the album: Fahrenheit (1986).

Written by: David Paich, Steve Lukather & Joseph Williams.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Recorded at The Villa, The Manor, Schnee Studios, Record One & The Complex.

Additional Engineers: Jack Puig, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, John Jessel, Murray Dvorkin, Duane Seykora, Dan Garcia, Mike Ross & Teruo "Mu"Murakami.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York.

Production Coordinator, Band Mobilzer & Bro: Chris Littleton.

 

It is also on the single Without Your Love.

Single - Columbia 38-06570 (USA version) / CBS 06SP 431 CBS 07SP 1012 (Japanese version)  - Without Your Love / Can't Stand It Any Longer (1986).

 

Can't Stand It Any Longer is also included on the compilation album Greatest Hits (December 1996).

 

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Can You Hear What I'm Saying

Taken from the album: Past To Present 1977 - 1990 (1990).

Written by: David Paich, Jeff Porcaro & Jean-Michel Byron.

 

Lead vocals: Jean-Michel Byron.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Percussion: Luis Conte.

Choir: Susan Boyd, Alfie Silas, Alex Brown, Lynn Davis, Carmen Twillie, Maxime Waters, Debbie Hall, Phyllis St. James, John Bahler, Gene Morford, Kevin Dorsey, Willie Green, Phillip Ingram, Oren Waters, Luther Waters & Darryl Phinnessee.

 

Recorded & mixed by James Guthrie, assisted by Michael Reiter & Ken Allardyce at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York (1990) & Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, California (1990). 

Produced by James Guthrie & TOTO.

 

Can You Hear What I'm Saying is together with Love Has The Power dedicated to Dr. Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  May your legacy live forever and may we fulfill "the Dream".

 

Can You Hear What I'm Saying was in 1991 released as the fourth single from the album Past To Present 1977 - 1990 after Love Has The Power, Out Of Love & Africa,  and it reached a tip quotation in The Netherlands.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 656650 2 - Can You Hear What I'm Saying / I'll Be Over You / Hold The Line (live) (1991).

 

It was also on the single's Love Has The Power & Africa.

CD single - CBS 656066 3 - Love Has The Power /  The Seventh One / Can You Hear What I'm Saying (1990).

CD single - CBS 656298 2 - Africa / Can You Hear What I'm Saying / Georgy Porgy /  Waiting For Your Love (1990).

 

Can You Hear What I'm Saying is also on the compilation albums Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002), Africa (April 2003) & The Essential (2004). 

 

Carmen

Taken from the album: Isolation (1984).

Written by: David Paich & Jeff Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich & Fergie Frederiksen.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi & TOTO.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox, Shep Lonsdale & Niko Bolas.

Assistent Engineers: Richard Bosworth, Duane Seykora, Tom Fletcher, Bill Jackson, Terry Christian, Peggy McCreary, Stuart Furusho, David Schober, Brian Malouf, Ann Calnan & Franz Pusch.

Strings Engineerd by John Kurlander at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

Additional Recording at Sunset Sound, Bill Schnee Studio & Can Am Recorders.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Doug Sax.

Direction Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff.

 

Carmen is also included on the compilation album Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001).

 

Caught In The Balance

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich,  Simon Phillips, Mike Porcaro, Stan Lynch & Bobby Kimball.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Richard Page.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

Caught In The Balance is also included on the compilation album The Essential (2004).

 

A live version of Caught In The Balance recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the live album Livefields (1999).

 

Change Of Heart

Taken from the album: Isolation (1984).

Written by: David Paich & Fergie Frederiksen.

 

Lead vocals: Fergie Frederiksen.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Orchestral arrangements: James Newton Howard & David Paich.

Conducted by: Marty Paich & James Newtom Howard.

Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi & TOTO.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox, Shep Lonsdale & Niko Bolas.

Assistent Engineers: Richard Bosworth, Duane Seykora, Tom Fletcher, Bill Jackson, Terry Christian, Peggy McCreary, Stuart Furusho, David Schober, Brian Malouf, Ann Calnan & Franz Pusch.

Strings Engineerd by John Kurlander at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

Additional Recording at Sunset Sound, Bill Schnee Studio & Can Am Recorders.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Doug Sax.

Direction Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff.

 

It is also on the single Stranger In Town.

Single - CBS A4461 (Dutch version) + Columbia 38-04672 (USA version) + CBS O7SP 838 (Japanese version) - Stranger In Town / Change Of Heart (1984).

 

Change of Heart is also included in the compilation albums Greatest Hits (December 1996) & Africa (April 2003).

 

Child's Anthem

Taken from the album: Toto (1978).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Instrumental song.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Engineerd & Mixed by Tom Knox.

Recorded by Dana Latham & Gabe Veltri at Studio 55, Hollywood, California.

Additional Recording Locations: Davlen Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California.

Mastered by Mike Reese & Ron Hitchcock at the Mastering :ab, Los Angeles, California.

 

Child's Anthem is inspired by the Year of the Child in 1977.

 

It is also on the single Georgy Porgy.

Single -  CBS 7378 (German version) + Columbia 3-10944 (USA version) - Georgy Porgy / Child's Anthem (1979).

 

Child's Anthem is also included on the compilation albums Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001) & Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001).

 

A live version of Child's Anthem recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

 

Could This Be Love

Taken from the album: Fahrenheit (1986).

Written by: David Paichr & Joseph Williams.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Backing vocals: Fergie Frederiksen.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Recorded at The Villa, The Manor, Schnee Studios, Record One & The Complex.

Additional Engineers: Jack Puig, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, John Jessel, Murray Dvorkin, Duane Seykora, Dan Garcia, Mike Ross & Teruo "Mu"Murakami.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York.

Production Coordinator, Band Mobilzer & Bro: Chris Littleton.

 

Could This Be Love is released as the third single from the album Fahrenheit, after I'll Be Over You & Without Your Love.

Single - ??? - Could This Be Love / ??? (1986).

 

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Could You Be Loved

Taken from the album: Through The Looking Glass (2002).

Written by: Bob Marley.

Original performer: Bob Marley.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball & James Ingram.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Loops: Simon Phillips.

Timbales: Lenny Castro.

Ad Libs: James Ingram.

Toasty Deejay'n: Tippa Irie.

 

Could You Be Loved is in 2002 released as the first single from the album Through The Looking Glass.

CD single         - CMC 5514452 - Could You Be Loved / Could You Be Loved (instrumental version) (2002).

CD maxi-single - CMC 5514462 - Could You Be Loved / House Of The Rising Sun / Could You Be Loved (instrumental version) (2002).

 

Classic Marley (who doesn't love Bob). We cut the track live and did it in one take. Decided to spice it up with Master J. Ingram and some nice DJ toastin with Tippa Irie. Luke Found That One. (Toto99.com, 2002)

 

Steve Lukather about Could You Be Loved:

Actually, this song was in my wife's record collection. She's got a really eclectic collection and I said to her that I'd love to do a Bob Marley track and she said, What about Could you be loved? So we went in and did it and then Paich said he'd like to stick a rap section in there. Now, I just can't relate to rap music. Okay, it's a great groove and all that, but I can't get into it. Anyway, he got this Jamaican guy, Tippa Irie, to come in and do this rap while I was away with Simon in our Mahavishnu band. It's kinda stepping over the edge for us but, who knows, we might even get a couple of plays on the radio because of it. In fact, if this song didn't have our name on it, it would probably already be a hit!" (Steve Lukather, Guitarist - March 2003)

 

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Cruel

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Jed Leiber, Simon Phillips, Bobby Kimball & Steve Lukather.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Richard Page, Steve Lukather & Bobby Kimball.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Horn arrangement: Tom Scott.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

Cruel was released as the third single from the album Mindfields.

CD promo-single - CSK 42883 - Cruel (radio edit) (1999).

 

Dave's Gone Skiing

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather, Mike Porcaro & Simon Phillips.

 

Instrumental song.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

 

Dave's Gone Skiing  is also on the single I Will Remember and a live version is on the single Goin' Home.

CD single         - Columbia 662382 1 - I Will Remember (radio edit) / Dave's Gone Skiing (1995).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662382 2 - I Will Remember (radio edit) / I Will Remember (album version) / Dave's Gone Skiing / Blackeye (1995).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 665793 2 - Goin' Home / Tale Of A Man / Modern Eyes / Dave's Gone Skiing (live) (1998).

 

Dave's Gone Skiing is also included on the compilation album The Essential (2004).

 

A live version of Dave's Gone Skiing, recorded in South Africa in 1997 is also in the album TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998). Another live version recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the live album Livefields (1999).

 

Steve Lukather, Mike Porcaro & Simon Phillips wrote this instrumental song when David Paich was on a skiing holiday, so that's why it is called Dave's Gone Skiing. The working title of this song was first Jake To The Bone II, but when they choose for Dave's Gone Skiing as title it became also one of the  suggestions for the album title. After a dutch radio show in which Steve Lukather participated and where he asked their fans for some title suggestions, they decided to call the album Tambu.

 

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

"The reason why cuts 11, 12 and 13 are included with this other material is that we wanted to offer something special from our recent trip to South Africa. This was the first time we had played there so we decided to create something new of something old. Thus we added "Baba Mnumzane" to the fornt of "Africa" as an intro with a traditional 7-piece South African choir. To augment that Simon recruited 5 local percussionists and rehearsed the day of the show, some newly written parts for them to play. At this point there were 18 musicians on stage bringing them and us together for a memorable event that we felt we should include here".

 

Departure

Taken from the album: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

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Don't Chain My Heart

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Background vocals: Phillip Ingram, Fred White, Alex Brown & Angel Rogers.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

 

Recorded by Greg Ladanyi at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California, August 19 and 20, 1991.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

 

Don't Chain My Heart was in 1992 released as the first single from the album Kingdom Of Desire, and it reached # 15 in The Netherlands.

CD single           Columbia 658335 1   -  Don't Chain My Heart / Jake To The Bone (1992).

CD maxi-single   Columbia 658335 2   -  Don't Chain My Heart / Jake To The Bone / I'll Be Over You (live) (1992).

 

Don't Chain My Heart is also included on the compilation albums Legend (July 1996), Greatest Hits (December 1996), Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001), Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001)The Very Best Of (October 2002), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002), Africa (2003) & The Essential (2004)..

 

A live version of Don't Chain My Heart is recorded during the Kingdom Of Desire Worldtour in 1992 is on the live album Absolutely Live (1993), and it is also on the third single from this album.

CD maxi single - Columbia 660268 - I'll Be Over You (live) / 99 (live) / Don't Chain My Heart (live) (1994).

 

Don't Stop Me Now

Taken from the album: Fahrenheit (1986).

Written by: Steve Lukather & David Paich.

 

Instrumental song.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Saxophone: David Sanborn.

Trumpet: Miles Davis.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Recorded at The Villa, The Manor, Schnee Studios, Record One & The Complex.

Additional Engineers: Jack Puig, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, John Jessel, Murray Dvorkin, Duane Seykora, Dan Garcia, Mike Ross & Teruo "Mu"Murakami.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York.

Production Coordinator, Band Mobilzer & Bro: Chris Littleton.

 

Don't Stop Me Now  is an instrumental  jazzy song.

It is also on the singles Till The End, Lea, If You Belong To Me & Drag Him To The Roof.

Single -      ???                       - Till The End / Don't Stop Me Now (1986).

Single -      CBS 650801 7 (Dutch version) - Lea / Don't Stop Me Now (1986).

CD single - Columbia 662802 1 - If You Belong To Me / Don't Stop Me Now (1995).

CD single - Columbia 667044 1 - Drag Him To The Roof / I Will Remember (radio edit) / Don't Stop Me Now (1996).

Don't Stop Me Now is also included on the compilation album Africa (April 2003).

A live version of Don't Stop Me Now recorded during the Kingdom Of Desire Worldtour in 1992 is on the live album Absolutely Live (1993), and a live version recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the album (Japanese version) and the dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

 

Steve Lukather about Don't Stop Me Now and working with Miles Davis:

"Miles... hmm, Steve Porcaro was with Miles at Jeff's home studio when Miles cut Human nature and Miles dug our vibe and Paich and I had written Don't stop me now and we played it for Miles and he dug it and he said he would do it for us ... for FREE. Jeff and him traded personal art work as the price. Really cool stuff. Miles heard Fahrenheit when it was done and called me on the phone and asked me to join his band... We were leaving on that tour and I had to say no. I was honored and would have loved to have done it, I told him to call Robben Ford. He did, the rest is history." (stevelukather.net).

 

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Drag Him To The Roof

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Stan Lynch.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich. Steve Lukather, John James & Jenny Douglas-McRae.

Backing vocals: Phillip Ingram, Steve Lukather & Jenny Douglas-McRae.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: Davis Paich.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

 

Drag Him To The Roof is inspired by the O.J. Simpson trial in the U.S.A. 

 

Drag Him To The Roof is released as the sixth single from the album Tambu after I Will Remember, Just Can't Get To You, The Other End Of Time, If You Belong To Me & The Turning Point.

CD single - Columbia 667044 1 - Drag Him To The Roof / I Will Remember (radio edit) / Don't Stop Me Now (1996).

 

Dune (Desert Theme)

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

Dune (Desert Theme) is also included on the compilation album Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002).

 

Dune Main Title (Demo version)

Taken from the albums: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

Dying On My Feet

Taken from the album: Falling In Between (2006).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Bobby Kimball, Simon Phillips & Mike Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Jason Scheff & Shenkar.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Synthesizers: Steve Porcaro.

Trombone: James Pankow.

Trumpet: Lee Thornburg.

Tenor: Ray Hermann.

 

Simon Phillips about Dying On My Feet:

"Another band written song put together section by section and in fact this was the demo track - it just had such a good groove. I particularly love Bobby's vocal performance on this one - exploiting a slightly lower range of his voice. Jim Pankow from Chicago wrote a killer brass arrangement on the outro and a very cool solo from Luke - probably my favourite on the album".

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Endless

Taken from the album: Isolation (1984).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Fergie Frederiksen.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi & TOTO.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox, Shep Lonsdale & Niko Bolas.

Assistent Engineers: Richard Bosworth, Duane Seykora, Tom Fletcher, Bill Jackson, Terry Christian, Peggy McCreary, Stuart Furusho, David Schober, Brian Malouf, Ann Calnan & Franz Pusch.

Strings Engineerd by John Kurlander at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

Additional Recording at Sunset Sound, Bill Schnee Studio & Can Am Recorders.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Doug Sax.

Direction Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff.

 

Endless was in 1985 released as the fourth single from the album Isolation after Stranger In Town, Holyanna & How Does It Feel.

Single - ??? - Endless / Isolation (1985).

 

English Eyes

Taken from the album: Turn Back (1981).

Written by: David Paich, Bobby Kimball, Jeffrey Porcaro & Steve Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards & Synthesizer: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by Geoff Workmann & TOTO.

Recorded by John Weaver at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles.

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York.

Engineerd & Mixed by Geoff Workmann.

 

English Eyes is also included on the compilation albums Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001) & Africa (April 2003).

A live version of English Eyes recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).                   

           

Fahrenheit

Taken from the album: Fahrenheit (1986).

Written by: David Paich, Jeff Porcaro & Joseph Williams.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Percussion: "Sidney".

Horns: Jerry Hey, Tom Scott, Larry Williams, Chuck Findley & Gary Grant.

Saxophone: David Sanborn.

Intro composed by Armin Bhatia.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Recorded at The Villa, The Manor, Schnee Studios, Record One & The Complex.

Additional Engineers: Jack Puig, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, John Jessel, Murray Dvorkin, Duane Seykora, Dan Garcia, Mike Ross & Teruo "Mu"Murakami.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York.

Production Coordinator, Band Mobilzer & Bro: Chris Littleton.

 

It is the title track of the album Fahrenheit.

 

Falling In Between

Taken from the album: Falling In Between (2006).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Simon Phillips, Mike Porcaro, Bobby Kimball & Greg Phillinganes.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball & Greg Phillinganes.

Backing vocals: Jason Scheff & Shenkar.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Sound Design: Steve Porcaro.

Violin: Shenkar.

 

It is the title track of the album Falling In Between.

 

Simon Phillips about Falling In Between:

"This is essentially a band written song but Luke sparked it off with his killer riffs. Bobby came up with the first melody and Greg the second melody. We all added parts to it and it evolved into what you hear now".

Final Dream

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

First Attack

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

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Georgy Porgy

Taken from the album: Toto (1978).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather & Cheryl Lynn.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Engineerd & Mixed by Tom Knox.

Recorded by Dana Latham & Gabe Veltri at Studio 55, Hollywood, California.

Additional Recording Locations: Davlen Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California.

Mastered by Mike Reese & Ron Hitchcock at the Mastering :ab, Los Angeles, California.

 

Georgy Porgy is released as the third single from their self titled debut album TOTO and it reached the # 48 on the US Billboard in June 1979 and a tip quotation in The Netherlands.

Single -  CBS 7378 (German version) + Columbia 3-10944 (USA version) - Georgy Porgy / Child's Anthem (1979).

 

It is also included on the following singles: Africa (released in 1990) and I Will Remember.

CD single - CBS 656298 2 - Africa / Can You Hear What I'm Saying / Georgy Porgy / Waiting For Your Love (1990).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662655 2 - I Will Remember (radio edit) / Rosanna / Africa / Georgy Porgy (1995).

 

Georgy Porgy is also included on the compilation albums Past To Present 1977 - 1990 (1990), Best Ballads (January 1995), Legend (July 1996)Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001),  Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001), The Very Best Of (October 2002), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002)Super Hits (December 2002), Africa (April 2003) & The Essential (2004).

 

A live version of Georgy Porgy recorded during the Kingdom Of Desire Wolrdtour in 1992  is on the live album Absolutely Live (1993) and another live version of Georgy Porgy recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

 

David Paich about Georgy Porgy:

"Georgy Porgy was a song I wrote. I'd been working with Steely Dan at the time. Walter Becker was reading kids' nursery rhymes and he told me that this is where he got a lot of his ideas from. I went out and bought a bunch of kids' books and started writing songs with nursery rhymes in 'em".

 

Gift Of Faith

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Stan Lynch.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Jenny Douglas-McRae & Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: Davis Paich.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

S.P. Chant: Mike Porcaro, Steve Lukather, Stan Lynch, Elliot Scheiner & Jim Giddens.

 

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Gift With A Golden Gun

Taken from the album: Turn Back (1981).

Written by: David Paich & Bobby Kimball.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards & Synthesizer: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by Geoff Workmann & TOTO.

Recorded by John Weaver at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles.

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York.

Engineerd & Mixed by Geoff Workmann.

 

It is also included on a red colored promo maxi-single for the album Turn Back in 1981:

Gift With A Golden Gun / Live For Today / Goodbye Elenore / If It's The Last Night (1981).

 

Gift With A Golden Gun is also included on the compilation album Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001).

A live version of Gift With A Golden Gun recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).                                            

Girl Goodbye

Taken from the album: Toto (1978).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Engineerd & Mixed by Tom Knox.

Recorded by Dana Latham & Gabe Veltri at Studio 55, Hollywood, California.

Additional Recording Locations: Davlen Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California.

Mastered by Mike Reese & Ron Hitchcock at the Mastering :ab, Los Angeles, California.

 

It is also on the cd maxi-single Melanie.

CD maxi-single -  Columbia 667044 2 - Melanie (radio edit) / Spanish Steps of Rome / White Sister / Girl Goodbye (1999).

 

Girl Goodbye is also included on the compilation albums A Rock and Roll Band (July 1990) & Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001).

 

A live version of Girl Goodbye recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour 1999 is o the live album Livefields (1999) and a new live version recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

 

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Goin' Home

Taken from the album: TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998).

Written by: David Paich, Joseph Williams & Jeff Porcaro. 

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather & David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Saxophones: Jim Horn.

 

Goin' Home is released as the first and only single from the album TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 665793 2 - Goin' Home / Tale Of A Man / Modern Eyes / Dave's Gone Skiing (live) (1998).

 

Altough Bobby Kimball left TOTO after the TOTO IV album he did the lead vocals for this song. In 1989 TOTO tried to re-unit with Bobby Kimball again for the recording of some new songs for the greatest hits album Past To Present. They recorded only one song with him, because there were still personel problems playing at that time. Goin' Home didn't appear on the album Past To Present and it had to wait 8 years on a shelf before it was released on the album TOTO XX 1977 - 1997. 

 

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

"Originally intended for the 'Past To Present' album, but the  "Higher Powers" decided that it was sub-standard. You be the judge".

 

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Goodbye Elenore

Taken from the album: Turn Back (1981).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards & Synthesizer: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by Geoff Workmann & TOTO.

Recorded by John Weaver at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles.

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York.

Engineerd & Mixed by Geoff Workmann.

 

Goodbye Elenore is released as a single from the album Turn Back.

Single -  CBS 07SP 522  (Japanese version) / CBS 9492 (Spanish version) - Goodbye Elenore / Turn Back (1981).

 

It is also included on a red colored promo maxi-single for the album Turn Back in 1981:

Gift With A Golden Gun / Live For Today / Goodbye Elenore / If It's The Last Night (1981).

 

Goodbye Elenore is also included on the compilation albums Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001) & The Essential (2004).

A live version of Goodbye Elenore recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).                                            

Good For You

Taken from the album: TOTO IV (1982).

Written by: Steve Lukather & Bobby Kimball.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Background vocals: Timothy B. Schmit & Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Piano: Steve Lukather.

Congas & Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Cello: Mike Porcaro.

Synthesizer programming: Roger Linn.

 

Recorded by David Leonard, Peggy McCreary & Terry Christian at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California  and  Jamie Ledner, Niko Bolas & Lon LeMaster at Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi.

Engineerd by Al Schmitt, Tom Knox & Greg Ladanyi.

 

Good For You is also on the USA version of the single Africa.

Single - Columbia 38-03335 (USA version) - Africa / Good For You (1982).

 

Good For You is also included on the compilation album Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001).

 

Good For You was the first TOTO song where Mike Porcaro appears on. He played as a session musician cello. After finishing of the recordings for the album TOTO IV David Hungate left TOTO, due to personnel reasons and Mike Porcaro replaced him as bass-player.

 

Guild Report

Taken from the album: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

Gypsy Train

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: John Elefante.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

 

Recorded by Greg Ladanyi at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California, August 21, 1991.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

 

It is also on the single Only You from the album Kingdom Of Desire. 

CD maxi-single - Columbia 658801 2  -  Only You / Gypsy Train / The Seventh One (1992).

 

Gypsy Train is also included on the compilation album Greatest Hits (December 1996).

 

High Price Of Hate

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Steve Lukather, Stan Lynch, David paich, Simon Phillips & Mike Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather & Bobby Kimball.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

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Hold The Line

Taken from the album: Toto (1978).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Engineerd & Mixed by Tom Knox.

Recorded by Dana Latham & Gabe Veltri at Studio 55, Hollywood, California.

Additional Recording Locations: Davlen Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California.

Mastered by Mike Reese & Ron Hitchcock at the Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, California.

 

Hold The Line is released as the first single form their self titled debut album TOTO, and it was a huge hit all over the world. It reached the # 5 on the US Billboard (January 1979), # 14 in th UK (March 1979), # 25 in The Netherlands.

Single - CBS 6784 (Dutch version) / CBS 06SP 274 (Japanese version) / Columbia 3-10830 (USA version) - Hold The Line / Takin' It Back (1979).

Single - CBS 6784 (Spanish version) - Tente Firme (Hold The Line) / Retrayendome (Takin' It Back) (1979).

 

A live version of Hold The Line is also on the cd maxi-single Can You Hear What I'm Saying.

CD maxi-single -  Columbia 656650 2 - Can You Hear What I'm Saying / I'll Be Over You / Hold The Line (live version) (1991).

 

Hold The Line is also included on the compilation albums Past to Present 1977 - 1990 (1990), A Rock and Roll Band (July 1990)Legend (July 1996), Greatest Hits (December 1996)Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001), Hold The Line (The Very Best Of) (2001), The Very Best Of (October 2002), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002), Super Hits (December 2002) & The Essential (2004). 

 

A live version of Hold The Line recorded during the Kingdom Of Desire Worldtour in 1992 is on the live album Absolutely Live (1993), a live version recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the bonus cd of the live album Livefields (1999)  and a live version recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

 

A live version from Hold The Line recorded at the Night of the Proms 2003 is included on an album of this event.

 

Jeff Porcaro about Hold The Line:

"'Hold the line' was a perfect example of what people will describe as your heavy metal cord guitar licks, your great triplet A-notes on the piano, your slide-hot-fun-in-the-summertime groove, all mishmashed together with a boy from New Orleans singing... and it really crossed over a lot of lines".

 

David Paich about Hold The Line:

"It started out with the piano riff that is in the intro. I started playing this riff and I just couldn't stop playing it. I played it for days, and I started singing, "Hold the line, love isn't always on time." It was a phrase that just came into my head. . . . it was a blessing. (The words) came to me in the night, and then I went to the verse. I wrote it in 2 hours. Sometimes songs come quickly like that, and sometimes I spend 2 years trying to finish a song".

 

Jeff Porcaro about Hold The Line (2):

"That was me trying to play like Sly Stone's original drummer, Greg Errico, who played drums on "Hot Fun In The Summertime." The hi-hat is doing triplets, the snare drum is playing 2 and 4 backbeats, and the bass drum is on 1 and the & of 2. That 8th note on the second beat is an 8th-note triplet feel, pushed. When we did the tune, I said, "Gee, this is going to be a heavy four-on-the-floor rocker, but we want a Sly groove." The triplet groove of the tune was David's writing. It was taking the Sly groove and meshing it with a harder rock caveman approach". (Modern Drummer 1988).

 

Steve Lukather about Hold The Line:

"I flipped the first time I heard myself on the radio. My mom called me up and said, "Turn on KLOS." It was the song "Hold the Line," and I started running around the house in my underwear, screaming, "I'm on the radio!" My wife was cracking up. It was just a thrill".  (Guitar Player magazine, April 1984).

 

Bobby Kimball about Hold The Line:

"I was asleep, I had my alarm clock set for noon because we were gonna do something in the studio, some promo and when the alarm came on there was the radio and "Hold The Line" was playing. And my room was totally black and I was looking for the telephone and I called Paich and I heard him scream, he was living over there with his girlfriend and he was screaming around and falling over trying to get to the radio".  (TOTO99, 2002).


Steve Lukather about Hold The Line (2):

"I remember one of you guys called me. I actually sat there in my first house by myself a little tear in my eye "Wow, we're on the radio in LA, man", it was a great feeling". (TOTO99, 2002).

 

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Holyanna

Taken from the album: Isolation (1984).

Written by: David Paich & Jeff Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi & TOTO.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox, Shep Lonsdale & Niko Bolas.

Assistent Engineers: Richard Bosworth, Duane Seykora, Tom Fletcher, Bill Jackson, Terry Christian, Peggy McCreary, Stuart Furusho, David Schober, Brian Malouf, Ann Calnan & Franz Pusch.

Strings Engineerd by John Kurlander at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

Additional Recording at Sunset Sound, Bill Schnee Studio & Can Am Recorders.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Doug Sax.

Direction Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff.

 

Holyanna was in 1984 released as the second single from the album Isolation after Stranger In Town. It reached the # 71 in US Billboard (February 1985).

Single - CBS A5027 (Dutch version) +  Columbia 38-04752 (USA version) - Holyanna / Mr. Friendly (1984).

 

Holyanna is also included om the compilation albums: Greatest Hits (December 1996), Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001), Hold The Line (The Very Best Of) (2001), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002) & The Essential (2004).

 

Home Of The Brave

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: David Paich, Steve Lukather, Jimmy Webb & Joseph Williams.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams & David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Percussion: Michael Fischer & Joe Porcaro.

Strings arrangement: David Paich.

Conducted by Marty Paich.

 

A live version of Home Of The Brave is also on the cd maxi-single The Other End Of Time.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662723 2 - The Other End Of Time (edit) / Slipped Away / Home Of The Brave (live version) / The Other End Of Time (album version) (1996).

Home Of The Brave is also included on the compilation albums Greatest Hits (December 1996), Hold The Line (The Very Best Of) (2001) & The Essential (2004).

 

A live version of Home Of The Brave recorded during the Kingdom Of Desire Worldtour 1992 is on the live album Absolutely Live (1993) and a live version recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

 

Hooked

Taken from the album: Falling In Between (2006).

Written by: Simon Phillips, Steve Lukather, Mike Porcaro, David Paich & Bobby Kimball.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Trevor Lukather & James Torme.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Flute: Ian Anderson.

Synthesizers & Sound Design: Steve Porcaro.

 

Simon Phillips about Hooked:

"I had written the chorus a while back and played it to Luke and Mike. They came up with the verse which really work well. Dave made some harmonic changes to the overall piece and then I came up with the bridge section. Dave wrote some great lyrics. This was inspired by Led Zeppelin.
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House Atreides

Taken from the album: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

House Of The Rising Sun

Taken from the album: Through The Looking Glass (2002)

Tradional song.

Original performers: The Animals.

Arranged by: David Paich, Steve Lukather, Michael Porcaro, Bobby Kimball & Simon Phillips.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Monet.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Loops: Simon Phillips.

 

House Of The Rising Sun is also on the maxi-single Could You Be Loved.

CD maxi-single - CMC 5514462 - Could You Be Loved / House Of The Rising Sun / Could You Be Loved (instrumental version) (2002).

 

This traditional classic has been played by each of us since we were (oh well!) We jammed on it at sound check last time we played in Puerto Rico. We decided to keep the melody and came up with an original arrangement. Bobby and Luke sure shine on this baby. (Toto99.com, 2002)

 

Steve Lukather about House Of The Rising Sun:"This was one of the very first songs I ever played when I was in a band at nine years old, talk about returning to the beginning. Bobby Kimball is from New Orleans and the first time we jammed it was when we were doing a show down there. Paich, just for a joke really, started playing it in the soundcheck and Kimball started singing. Now that wasn't the arrangement that ended up on the record, but it gave us the idea to do the song. I said, Why don't we take the Dave Gilmour approach to it? So then we changed the chords around and our version came out sounding a little bit psychedelic. Dave Gilmour is one of those few guitarists whose name typifies an actual style of playing. I've copped a lot of stuff off Dave and he's a friend." (Guitarist - March 2003).                                                                        

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How Does It Feel

Taken from the album: Isolation (1984).

Written by: Steve Lukather.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Tom Kelly & Richard Page.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Orchestral arrangements: James Newton Howard & David Paich.

Conductedby: Marty Paich & James Newton Howard.

Performed by: The London Symphony Orchestra.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi & TOTO.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox, Shep Lonsdale & Niko Bolas.

Assistent Engineers: Richard Bosworth, Duane Seykora, Tom Fletcher, Bill Jackson, Terry Christian, Peggy McCreary, Stuart Furusho, David Schober, Brian Malouf, Ann Calnan & Franz Pusch.

Strings Engineerd by John Kurlander at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

Additional Recording at Sunset Sound, Bill Schnee Studio & Can Am Recorders.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Doug Sax.

Direction Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff.

 

How Does It Feel was in 1984 released as the third single from the album Isolation after Stranger In Town & Holyanna.

Single - A6043 (UK version) + Columbia 38-04844 (USA version) - How Does It Feel / Mr. Friendly (1984).

 

It is also included on the compilation albums: A Rock and Roll Band (July 1990), Africa (April 2003) & The Essential (2004).

 

How Many Times

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Richard Page & Steven George.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

 

Recorded by Greg Ladanyi at Skywalker Studios, San Rafael, California, February 25, 1991.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

 

It is also on the singles 2 Hearts and The Other Side from the album Kingdom Of Desire. 

CD single         - Columbia 658947 1  - 2 Hearts / How Many Times (1992).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 658947 2  - 2 Hearts / How Many Times / Never Enough (1992).

CD single         - Columbia 659040 1  - The Other Side / How Many Times (1992).

 

Hydra

Taken from the album: Hydra (1979).

Written by: David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Jeffrey Porcaro, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball & David Hungate.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Hydra is also on the singles 99 and All Us Boys from the second album Hydra.

Single - CBS 8132 (Dutch version) / Columbia 1-11173 (USA version) - 99 / Hydra (1980).

Single - ??? -  All Us Boys / Hydra (1980).

 

This is the first song in which all TOTO members participated in the songwriting, and only song in which David Hungate participate in the songwriting.

 

During the production of the video Steve Porcaro - who played the lead role - was injured on a fall.

Together with the new version of the operating sysytem Microsoft Windows NT 5.0 a concept called Windows NT "Hydra" (!) is included, which makes it possible to run 32-bits Windows application on all network systems.

 

A live version of Hydra recorded during the Kingdom Of Desire Worldtour in 1992 is on the live album Absolutely Live (1993) and another live version of Hydra recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

I Can't Get Next To You

Taken from the album: Through The Looking Glass (2002)

Writers: Barret Strong & Norman Whitfield.

Original performers: Al Green.

Arranged by: David Paich, Steve Lukather, Michael Porcaro, Bobby Kimball & Simon Phillips.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: James Ingram & TOTO.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Tambourine: Simon Phillips.

Ad Libs: James Ingram.

Tenor Sax: Brandon Fields.

Trumpet: Walt Fowler.

 

A live version of I Can't get Next To You recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

 

"When Al Green's Greatest Hits came out, his version of the old Temp's record killed us. Luke beefed it up with guitars and we got James Ingram to come help us out.(We must be dreaming!) (Toto99.com, 2002)

 

Steve Lukather about I Can't Get Next To You:

"This was actually the first track that we cut for this record. We used to do a lot of Al Green stuff back in the old days and, if you listen to that song, you can hear where the germ of Hold the line came from. It was a cross between that and Hot fun in the summertime by Sly and the Family Stone. This was us going back to that original groove." (Steve Lukather, Guitarist - March 2003)

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If It's The Last Night

Taken from the album: Turn Back (1981).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards & Synthesizer: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro.

 

Produced by Geoff Workmann & TOTO.

Recorded by John Weaver at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles.

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York.

Engineerd & Mixed by Geoff Workmann.

 

If It's The Last Night is released in 1981 as a promo single, not for sale, for the album Turn Back.

Promo single -  Columbia 11-01014 - If It's The Last Night / If It's The Last Night (1981).

 

It is also included on a red colored promo maxi-single for the album Turn Back in 1981:

Gift With A Golden Gun / Live For Today / Goodbye Elenore / If It's The Last Night (1981).

 

It is also on the single Turn Back.

Single - Columbia 11-01056 (USA version) - Turn Back / If It's The Last Night (1981).

 

If It's The Last Night is also included on the compilation albums A Rock and Roll Band (July 1990), Greatest Hits (December 1996) & Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002).

 

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If You Belong To Me

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Stan Lynch.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Jenny Douglas-McRae & Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: Davis Paich.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

 

If You Belong To Me is released as the fourth single from the album Tambu after I Will Remember, Just Can't Get To You & The Other End Of Time.

CD single - Columbia 662802 1 - If You belong To Me (edit) / Don't Stop Me Now (1996).

 

If You Belong To Me is also on the compilation albums Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002) & The Essential (2004).

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I'll Be Over You

Taken from the album: Fahrenheit (1986).

Written by: Steve Lukather & Randy Goodrum.

 

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Mike McDonald.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Percussion: Lenny Castro & Paulinho da Costa.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Recorded at The Villa, The Manor, Schnee Studios, Record One & The Complex.

Additional Engineers: Jack Puig, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, John Jessel, Murray Dvorkin, Duane Seykora, Dan Garcia, Mike Ross & Teruo "Mu"Murakami.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York.

Production Coordinator, Band Mobilzer & Bro: Chris Littleton.

 

I'll Be Over You is together with We Can Make It Tonight the first songs in which someone who isn't a bandmember participates in the song.

 

The scene on the album cover of Fahrenheit appears in the promo-video of I'll Be Over You.

 

I'll Be Over You  was released as the first single from the album Fahrenheit and reached # 11 in the US Billboard in November 1986 and # 31 in The Netherlands.

Single - Columbia 38-06280 (USA version) - I'll Be Over You / In A Word (1986).

 

It is also on the singles Stop Loving You, Can You Hear What I'm Saying & Just Can't Get To You.

CD-single -         CBS 651411 2 - Stop Loving You / The Seventh One / I'll Be Over You (1988).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 656650 2 - Can You Hear What I'm Saying / I'll Be Over You / Hold The Line (live) (1991).

CD single -         Columbia 662801 1 - Just Can't Get To You / I'll Be Over You (1995).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662801 2 - Just Can't Get To You / I'll Be Over You / I Won't Hold You Back (1995).

 

A live version of I'll Be Over You is released as the third single from the album Absolutely Live.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 660268 2 - I'll Be Over You (live edit version) / 99 (live album version / Don't Chain My Heart (live album version) (1994).

 

Other live versions are also on the singles Africa / Africa (live) & Don't Chain My Heart.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 657611 2 - Africa / Africa (live) / I'll Be Over You (live) (1991).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 658335 2 - Don't Chain My Heart / Jake To The Bone / I'll Be Over You (live) (1992).

 

I'll Be Over You is also included on the compilation albums Past To Present 1977-1990 (1990), Best Ballads (January 1995), Legend (July 1996), Greatest Hits (December 1996), Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001), Hold The Line (The Very Best Of) (2001), The Very Best Of (October 2002), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002), Super Hits (December 2002), Love Songs (January 2003), Africa (April 2003) & The Essential (2004).

 

Steve Lukather about I'll Be Over You:

"I wrote this song with Randy Goodrum. Written very fast - actually in a couple of minutes. This song's about the notion that eventhough you may brake up with someone it doesn't mean to say you stop loving 'em".

 

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I'll Supply The Love

Taken from the album: Toto (1978).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Engineerd & Mixed by Tom Knox.

Recorded by Dana Latham & Gabe Veltri at Studio 55, Hollywood, California.

Additional Recording Locations: Davlen Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California.

Mastered by Mike Reese & Ron Hitchcock at the Mastering :ab, Los Angeles, California.

 

I'll Supply The Love is released as the second single from their self titled debut album TOTO, and it reached the # 4 on the US Billboard in March 1979 and a tip quotation in The Netherlands.

Single -  CBS 7157 (Dutch version) - I'll Supply The Love / You Are The Flower (1979).

 

It is also included on the single: Out Of Love.

CD single - CBS 65621 3 - Out Of Love / Moodido (The Match) (Boxing Theme) / I'll Supply The Love (1990).

 

I'll Supply The Love is also included on the compilation albums Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001), Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002) & The Essential (2004).

 

A live version of I'll Supply The Love recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2002).

 

In A Word

Taken from the album: TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998).

Written by: Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, Mike Porcaro & Jeff Porcaro. 

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Synths: Steve Porcaro.

 

In A Word in 1986 but it didn't make it to the Fahrenheit album, but it was released on the single I'll Be Over You.

Single - Columbia 38-06280 (USA version) - I'll Be Over You / In A Word (1986).

 

It is also on the compilation album Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002).

 

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

"This was recorded during the "Fahrenheit" record when Dave didn't show up (he was working on "Modern Eyes") one rainy day at Jeff's studio. It was written rather quickly by Luke, Steve, Mike and Jeff while ... well ... you guys figure it out".

 

Isolation

Taken from the album: Isolation (1984).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Fergie Frederiksen.

 

Lead vocals: Fergie Frederiksen.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi & TOTO.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox, Shep Lonsdale & Niko Bolas.

Assistent Engineers: Richard Bosworth, Duane Seykora, Tom Fletcher, Bill Jackson, Terry Christian, Peggy McCreary, Stuart Furusho, David Schober, Brian Malouf, Ann Calnan & Franz Pusch.

Strings Engineerd by John Kurlander at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

Additional Recording at Sunset Sound, Bill Schnee Studio & Can Am Recorders.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Doug Sax.

Direction Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff.

 

It is the title track of the album Isolation.

 

It is also on the single Endless from the album Isolation.

Single - ??? - Endless / Isolation (1985).

 

Isolation is also on the compilation album Super Hits (December 2002).

 

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

Taken from the album: Through The Looking Glass (2002).

Written by: Bob Dylan.

Original performer: Bob Dylan.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Backing vocals: Monet.

Piano & Wurzlitzer Piano: David Paich.

Guitars & Dobro: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Loop: TOTO

Ad Libs: Monet.

 

We can't float down TOTO's memory lane without a dylan classic. This is us doing pure, unadulterated Leon Russle, on this beale street rendition. Monet's on backing vocal and Luke's on dobro and electric. You can tell by the applause there must've been a lot'a people in Simon's house that day. (Toto99.com, 2002)

 

Steve Lukather about It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry:

"This was a throwaway blues track to try to get Paich singing, because he doesn 't like singing on the records. So we said, Dave, pick a song and sing it. And he chose this. We don't usually do blues tunes on our albums, but Dave put on this big top hat and just sat there and sang it. It allowed me to get the Dobro out and do stuff I don't normally do. We did it more or less live and it's a kind of bonus track." (Steve Lukather, Guitarist - March 2003)

I Think I Could Stand You Forever

Taken from the album: Turn Back (1981).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Bass & Accoustic Guitar: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards & Synthesizer: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by Geoff Workmann & TOTO.

Recorded by John Weaver at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles.

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York.

Engineerd & Mixed by Geoff Workmann.

 

It's A Feeling

Taken from the album: TOTO IV (1982).

Written by: Steve Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Porcaro.

Background vocals: David Paich.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro & Lenny Castro.

Congas: Lenny Castro.

 

Orchestral arrangements: James Newton Howard & David Paich.

Strings: The Martyn Ford Orchestra,  Conducted by James Newton Howard and recorded by John Kurlander.

Recorded by David Leonard, Peggy McCreary & Terry Christian at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California  and  Jamie Ledner, Niko Bolas & Lon LeMaster at Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Strings recorded at Abbey Road Studio, London, England.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi.

Engineerd by Al Schmitt, Tom Knox & Greg Ladanyi.

 
It's A Feeling is also on the single Rosanna.
Single - CBS A2079 (Dutch version) / CBS 07SP 595 (Japanese version) / Columbia 18-02811 (USA version) - Rosanna / It's A Feeling (1982 & 1983).

 

It's A Feeling is also included on the compilation album Best Ballads (January 1995)

 

David Paich about It's A Feeling:

"Another Steve Porcaro song. The title describes the whole song right there I believe ... that special feeling".

 

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I Will Remember

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather & Stan Lynch.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals:Jenny Douglas-McRae, John James & Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitar, Piano & Synthesizer: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards & Accoustic Piano: Davis Paich.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Strings arranged and conducted: David Paich.

 

I Will Remember is released as the first single from the album Tambu and reached # 64 on the US Billboard and a tip quotation in The Netherlands.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662382 2 - I Will Remember (edit) / I Will Remember (album version) / Dave's Gone Skiing (1995).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662655 2 - I Will Remember (radio edit) / Rosanna I Africa / Georgy Porgy (1995).

 

It is also on the single Drag Him To The Roof.

CD single - Columbia 667044 1 - Drag Him To The Roof / I Will Remember (radio edit) / Don't Stop Me Now (1996).

 

I Will Remember is also included on the compilation albums Legend (July 1996), Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001), The Very Best Of (October 2002), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002), Love Songs (January 2003) & The Essential (2004).

 

A live version recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the bonus cd of the live album Livefields.

 

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I Won't Hold You Back

Taken from the album: TOTO IV (1982).

Written by: Steve Lukather.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Timothy B. Schmit & Steve Lukather.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Orchestral arrangements: James Newton Howard, David Paich & Marty Paich.

Strings performed by The Martyn Ford Orchestra,  Conducted by James Newton Howard and recorded by John Kurlander.

 

Recorded by David Leonard, Peggy McCreary & Terry Christian at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California  and  Jamie Ledner, Niko Bolas & Lon LeMaster at Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Strings recorded at Abbey Road Studio, London, England.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi.

Engineerd by Al Schmitt, Tom Knox & Greg Ladanyi.

 

I Won't Hold You Back was released as the fourth single from the album TOTO IV, after Rosanna, Make Believe & Africa and it reached to # 10 on the US Billboard in May 1983.

Single - CBS A2691 (Dutch version) -  I Won't Hold You Back / Waiting For Your  Love (1983).

Single - Columbia 38-03597 (USA version) - I Won't Hold You Back / Afraid Of Love (1983).

Single - A3392 (UK version) - I Won't Hold You Back / Afraid Of Love (1983).

 

It is also on the single Just Can't Get To You from  the album Tambu.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662801 2 - Just Can't Get To You / I'll Be Over You / I Won't Hold You Back (1995).

I Won't Hold You Back is also included on the compilation albums Past To Present 1977-1990 (1990), Best Ballads (January 1995), Legend (July 1996), Greatest Hits (December 1996), Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002), The Very Best Of (December 2002), Love Songs (January 2003) & The Essential (2004).

A live version of I Won't Hold You Back recorded during the the Kingdom Of Desire Wolrdtour in 1992 is on the bonus cd of the live album Absolutely Live (1993), another live version recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the live album Livefields (1999) and a live version recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

 

A live version recorded during the Night Of The Proms 1994 is also included on an album of this event.

 

David Paich & Steve Lukather about I Won't Hold You Back:

"A Typical Steve Lukather song and it's about the same thing he's always fighting - the pain of love. That's Steve all over: in pain and in love. Yeah, I remember: one night, really late at night, I walked into the recording studio; there was a big grand piano in a little room. I sat there and wrote that song".

 

Jake To The Bone

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Additional Percussion: Joseph Porcaro & Chris Trujillo.

Additional Synthesizers: Steve Porcaro.

 

Recorded by Greg Ladanyi at Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, California, November 11, 1991.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

 

Jake To The Bone is also in the first single Don't Chain My Heart from the album Kingdom Of Desire.

CD single           Columbia 658335 1   -  Don't Chain My Heart / Jake To The Bone (1992).

CD maxi-single   Columbia 658335 2   -  Don't Chain My Heart / Jake To The Bone / I'll Be Over You (live) (1992).

 

A live version of Jake To The Bone is recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the live album Livefields (1999).

 

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Just Can't Get To You

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Glen Ballard.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Jenny Douglas-McRae & Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars & Accoustic Piano: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards, Rhodes & Hammond: David Paich.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Strings Arranged & Conducted: David Paich.

 

Just Can't get To You is released as the second single from the album Tambu after I Will Remember.

CD single -         ??? - Just Can't Get To You / I'll Be Over You (1995).

CD maxi-single - ??? - Just Can't Get To You / I'll Be Over You / I Won't Hold You Back (1995).

 

Just Can't get To You is also on the compilation albums Greatest Hits (December 1996) & The Essential (2004).

 

Kick Down The Walls

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: Danny Kortchmar & Stan Lynch.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Background vocals: Stan Lynch & Richard Page.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

 

Recorded by Greg Ladanyi at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California, May 7, 1992.

Additional recording: Gary Myerberg.

Produced by Danny Kortchmar.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

 

Together with Kingdom Of Desire  is Kick Down The Walls the only song from TOTO in which no bandmember has participated in the songwriting.

 

It was first Jeff Porcaro who wanted TOTO to record this song, but when it was finished he didn't like the result. That's the reason why the other bandmembers has tried to remove it before the release of the album Kingdom Of Desire after Jeff's death. Unfortunately something went wrong and the song is included in some of the versions of the album.

 

From the album Kingdom Of Desire are 3 different versions:

1. without Kick Down The Walls.

2. with Kick Down The Walls.

3. with Kick Down The Walls & Little Wing (live in Paris in October 1990).

 

Steve Lukather about Kick Down The Walls and working together Danny Kortchmar writing and producing the song:

"I've known Danny for a long time. He always said to me "why are you doing something that you don't want to do?". One day, Jeff came to the rest of the band saying "this is a song we must do!" and he made us listen to "kick down the walls". The original version was more rough, but we made it into our own version. The song is interesting in the sense that it was written about the streets of L.A., and it was written even before the L.A. riot. My house is on the hill, so I remember "overseeing" the fire and the riot from high above....."

"for this song, Danny himself came to us and said he wanted to produce it, so we had him produce the song. That's why it sounds different from the rest of the album. For me, it's a song that I like the least...but that's a secret to danny (laughs)".

Kingdom Of Desire

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: Danny Kortchmar.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Jenny Douglas-McRae, Jacky McGhee, Philip Ingram, Arnold McCuller, Kevin Dorsey, Alex Brown & Phil Perry.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

 

Recorded by Niko Bolas at Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, California, May 1, 1991.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

 

It is the title track of the album Kingdom Of Desire.

 

Together with Kick Down The Walls is Kingdom Of Desire the only song from TOTO in which no bandmember has participated in the songwriting. In this song Jenny Douglas-McRae makes her first appearance for TOTO. 

 

A live version of Kingdom Of Desire is recorded during the Kingdom Of Desire Worldtour in 1992 is on the live album Absolutely Live (1993).

 

King Of The World

Taken from the album: Falling In Between (2006).

Written by: Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Simon Phillips & Mike Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball, David Paich & Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Jason Scheff.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Sound Design: Steve Porcaro.

 

David Paich about King Of The World:

"It's about the fall of Enron, as told from three perspectives. One, being the "man on the street”(narrating); two, being a low level worker and the third being the “Big Dog” exec. In addition to the band, Steve Porcaro played a major role with creative editing, intros and dazzling effects. Jason Scheff from "Chicago" also lent a hand on vocal harmonies".

Last Love

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Steve Lukather & David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather, Chris Thompson, Bobby Kimball & David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Simon Phillips.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

Steve Lukather wrote this song as his dedication for the love of his life, the actress Shawn Batten.

 

Last Night

Taken from the album: TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998).

Written by: David Paich & Joseph Williams. 

 

Lead vocals: Joe Williams.

Backing vocals: Chris Thompson.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Horn arranged by: Jerry Hey.

Trumpet: Jerry Hey & Gary Grant.

Saxophones: Jim Horn & Tom Scott.

Trombone: Jimmy Pankow.

 

Last Night was recorded in 1987 for The Seventh One album, but never released by TOTO until the TOTO XX 1977-1997 album. In 1997 Elliot Scheiner did the mixing of the song. 

 

Before the release of the TOTO XX 1977-1997 album, it was released on a German sampler album called "Now is the time - Wir helfen Kindern" (BMG Ariola # 74321548762). This sampler is a special Christmas release from RTL Television, and propably only available in Germany.

 

Altough Bobby Kimball left TOTO after the TOTO IV album he did the lead vocals for this song. In 1989 TOTO tried to re-unit with Bobby Kimball again for the recording of some new songs for the greatest hits album Past To Present. They recorded only one song with him, because there were still personel problems playing at that time. Goin' Home didn't appear on the album Past To Present and it had to wait 8 years on a shelf before it was released on the album TOTO XX 1977 - 1997. 

 

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

"This song was nixed after JP's "Spiral Staircase" comment. He might have had a point".

 

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Lea

Taken from the album: Fahrenheit (1986).

Written by: Steve Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Backing vocals: Mike Sherwood & Don Henley.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Percussion: Lenny Castro, Jim Keltner & Steve Jordan.

Saxophone: David Sanborn.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Recorded at The Villa, The Manor, Schnee Studios, Record One & The Complex.

Additional Engineers: Jack Puig, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, John Jessel, Murray Dvorkin, Duane Seykora, Dan Garcia, Mike Ross & Teruo "Mu"Murakami.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York.

Production Coordinator, Band Mobilzer & Bro: Chris Littleton.

 

Lea is the only song written by Steve Porcaro where he doesn't do the lead vocals, but Joseph Williams did. It is also the last song he wrote for TOTO before he left the band as an official bandmember.

 

Lea is released as the fifth single from the album Fahrenheit, after I'll Be Over You & Without Your Love, Could This Be Love & Till the End.

Single - CBS 650801 7 (Dutch version)  - Lea / Don't Stop Me Now (1987).

 

Lea is also included on the compilation albums Best Ballads (January 1995), Greatest Hits (December 1996) & Hold The Line (The very best of) (2001).

 

David Paich about Lea:

"Steve Porcaro wrote this song about someone's daughter and the little girl's name is Lea".

 

Steve Porcaro about Lea:

""When Joseph left the band, it expecially hurt me because I'd finally found a guy who could sing my songs. Part of the reason I don't think I had so many songs on Toto records is because I always felt like I had to sing my songs. Lukather was too Lukather and Paich was Paich, and the lead singer had too many chops.
But with Joseph, I had a guy who could sing "Lea!" I had done a vocal on "Lea" and it was excruciating, painful! I was in the studio and it was a nightmare. But I finally did it, and we were gonna put it on the record. Then Joseph came in the band and I had him listen to the way I did the song and I said, "Okay now, you try it." He went in there and he nailed it for me. I was so thankful that we finally had a lead singer who could sing my songs".

 

Let It Go

Taken from the album: Falling In Between (2006).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Greg Phillinganes, Simon Phillips, Bobby Kimball & Mike Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Greg Phillinganes.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Synthesizers: Steve Porcaro.

 

Simon Phillips about Let It Go:

"We cut this with Greg Phillinganes - and he also had a hand in the writing. He sings the lead and there are some really intricate backing vocals".

Leto's Theme

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

Lion

Taken from the album: Isolation (1984).

Written by: David Paich & Bobby Kimball.

 

Lead vocals: Fergie Frederiksen.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi & TOTO.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox, Shep Lonsdale & Niko Bolas.

Assistent Engineers: Richard Bosworth, Duane Seykora, Tom Fletcher, Bill Jackson, Terry Christian, Peggy McCreary, Stuart Furusho, David Schober, Brian Malouf, Ann Calnan & Franz Pusch.

Strings Engineerd by John Kurlander at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

Additional Recording at Sunset Sound, Bill Schnee Studio & Can Am Recorders.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Doug Sax.

Direction Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff.

 

Lion is the last song in which Bobby Kimball has participated in the songwriting before he left TOTO.

 

When you listen to Lion you can hear a weird sound, just before the second verse begins at 1:20. There are many explainations for this weird sound: is it a backward message ("huntress" or "satan") or just a simple sound effect. When Fergie Frederiksen was asked about this he denied that the song had a backward message in it.

 

Lion is also included on the compilation album A Rock and Roll Band (July 1990).

 

A live version of an instrumental part of Lion recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live in Amsterdam (2003).

Little Wing

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (Japanese version) (1992).

Written by: Jimi Hendrix.

Original performer: Jimi Hendrix.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Drums: Jeff Porcaro.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Percussion: Chris Trujillo.

 

Little Wing is a bonustrack on Japanese version of the album Kingdom Of Desire.

It is live recorded in October 1990 in Paris. The song also appears on the video TOTO Live / dvd Greatest Hits Live ... and More.

 

Steve Lukather & Jeff Porcaro also recorded it with the Los Lobotomys in 1989, but then without vocals.

 

From the album Kingdom Of Desire are 3 different versions:

1. without Kick Down The Walls.

2. with Kick Down The Walls.

3. with Kick Down The Walls & Little Wing (live in Paris in October 1990).

 

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Live For Today

Taken from the album: Turn Back (1981).

Written by: Steve Lukather.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards & Synthesizer: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by Geoff Workmann & TOTO.

Recorded by John Weaver at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles.

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York.

Engineerd & Mixed by Geoff Workmann.

 

Live For Today is the first song Steve Lukather wrote all alone.

 

Live For Today was released as a single for the Turn Back album.

Single - 07SP533 (Japanese version) - Live For Today / A Million Miles Away (1981).

 

It is also included on a red colored promo maxi-single for the album Turn Back in 1981:

Gift With A Golden Gun / Live For Today / Goodbye Elenore / If It's The Last Night (1981).

 

Live For Today is also included on the compilation albums A Rock and Roll Band (July 1990) & Super Hits (December 2002).

 

Living For The City

Taken from the album: Through The Looking Glass (2002).

Written by: Stevie Wonder.

Original performer: Stevie Wonder.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball & Ellis Hall.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards, Moog Bass & Piano: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Loops: Simon Phillips.

Synths, Sound EFX: Steve Porcaro.

 

Of course what would the TOTO Looking Glass reflect? Stevie Wonder (very large!) It was a sizeable challenge to attempt but we cut it early in the game. Luke's nin-like intro gave it the urgency it deserved. We recruited Ellis Hall for some step outs. This is dedicated to the FDNY and all New York." (Toto99.com, 2002)

 

Steve Lukather about Living For The City:

"I used to live, eat and sleep Stevie Wonder. He's played live with us too! We were playing at the Budokan in Japan and I was playing this solo and all of a sudden the crowd goes apeshit and I'm thinking, Wow man, I'm tearing this place up! Then I look behind me and there's Stevie, who's just walked on. He was amazing. I listen to all his stuff, but especially Innervisions and Talking book. For our tribute to Stevie we decided to do it a bit differently, by featuring the guitar instead of the Fender Rhodes. We actually called him and asked if he'd like to play on it, but unfortunately he was out of town." (Steve Lukather, Guitarist - March 2003)

 

Lorraine

Taken from the album: Hydra (1979).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

David Paich wrote this song as a dedication to his wife Lorraine.

 

Lorraine is also included on the compilation album A Rock and Roll Band  (July 1990).

 

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Love Has The Power

Taken from the album: Past To Present 1977 - 1990 (1990).

Written by: Jean-Michel Byron & John Capek.

 

Lead vocals: Jean-Michel Byron.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Choir: Susan Boyd, Alfie Silas, Alex Brown, Lynn Davis, Carmen Twillie, Maxime Waters, Debbie Hall, Phyllis St. James, John Bahler, Gene Morford, Kevin Dorsey, Willie Green, Phillip Ingram, Oren Waters, Luther Waters & Darryl Phinnessee.

 

Recorded & mixed by James Guthrie, assisted by Michael Reiter & Ken Allardyce at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York (1990) & Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, California (1990). 

Produced by James Guthrie & TOTO.

 

Love Has The Power is together with Can You Hear What I'm Saying dedicated to Dr. Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  May your legacy live forever and may we fulfill "the Dream".

 

Love Has The Power is released as the first single from the album Past To Present 1977 - 1990,  and it reached to # 22 in The Netherlands.

CD single - CBS 656066 3 - Love Has The Power / The Seventh One / Can You Hear What I'm Saying (1990).

 

Love Has The Power is also on the compilation album Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002).

 

Love Is A Man's World

Taken from the album: TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998).

Written by: David Paich. 

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Disco backing vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Moog bass, Piano & Synths: David Paich.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Sequencer & Programming: Steve Porcaro.

Synth programming: Michael Boddicker.

Recorded & mixed by Tom Knox at Daclen and Studio 55 in 1977.

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

"The next two songs (Miss Sun & Love Is A Man's World) here are our original demos to get our record deal. The band wasn't even really a band yet. These were recorded over a wild weekend at Davlen in the Valley, 1977, with all our friends stopping by to party and dig what we were doing. Paich had convinced himself that he  "was" Al Green ... He was green all right. This was made prior to the Boz Scaggs hit version which we also played on, but it never captured the rawness and honesty of this first demo, we think?"

 

"See previous notes, but .... gee isnt this a prophetic title, HAHA. The Atlantic/Stax feel to this finger snapping hand clapping R 'n B groove was conceived at a time when Disco was king, to our dismay. So we paid tribute to it at the end with Dave's glorious cry to the frontier, "It's Disco time". Well we were laughing. Luke passes the audition on this one in spite of the really weird guitar sound".

 

Lovers In The Night

Taken from the album: TOTO IV (1982).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Background vocals: David Paich, Bobby Kimball & Steve Lukather.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Congas & Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Tympani: Joe Porcaro.

Saxophone: Jim Horn & Tom Scott.

Synthesizers: Ralph Dyck.

 

Orchestral arrangements: James Newton Howard & David Paich.

Strings performed by The Martyn Ford Orchestra,  Conducted by James Newton Howard and recorded by John Kurlander.

 

Recorded by David Leonard, Peggy McCreary & Terry Christian at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California  and  Jamie Ledner, Niko Bolas & Lon LeMaster at Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Strings recorded at Abbey Road Studio, London, England.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi.

Engineerd by Al Schmitt, Tom Knox & Greg Ladanyi.

 

Lovers In The Night is also on the Dutch version of the single Make Believe and on Waiting For Your Love.

Single - CBS A2997 (Dutch version) - Make Believe / Lovers In The Night (1982).

Single - ??? - Waiting For Your Love / Lovers In The Night (1983).

 

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Mad About You

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: David Paich & Joseph Williams.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Richard Page & Bobby Kimball.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

Mad About You was released as the second single from the album Mindfields.

CD promo-single - Columbia SAMPCS 6661 / 0066611003 - Mad About You (radio edit) (1999).

 

The original title was Bad About Our Love, when David Paich & Joseph Williams worked together on Goin' Home in 1988. 

 

Maiden Voyage / Butterfly

Taken from the album: Through The Looking Glass (2002).

Written by: Herbie Hancock.

Original performer: Herbie Hancock.

 

Instrumental song.

Keyboards & Piano: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums, Loops & Keyboards: Simon Phillips.

Congas & Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Tenor, Alto & Soprano: Brandon Fields.

Trumpet & Flugel Horn: Walt Fowler.

 

Luke came up with this classic for us to interpret on this Herbie Hancock pearl. (Si made most of the record) then we added Luke's continually ebbing guitar, Mike's bass, and David actually got a chance to play a solo on accoustic piano. Lenny Castro added that world flavor to it. (How dare we put this on the same CD!) (Toto99.com, 2002)

 

Steve Lukather about Maiden Voyage / Butterfly:

"That was an idea that Simon and I had because we're the jazz guys in the band. I wanted to do something more musical and Herbie is a buddy of mine - he's jammed with us too. And we decided to put Maiden voyage together with Butterfly. Simon came up with about 75 per cent of the arrangement and I came up with the rest. We overdubbed the other guys and I'm really pleased with the way it came out." (Steve Lukather, Guitarist - March 2003)

Main Title

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

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Make Believe

Taken from the album: TOTO IV (1982).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Background vocals: Bobby Kimball, David Paich, Steve Lukather & Tom Kelly.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Saxophone: Jon Smith.

 

Orchestral arrangements: James Newton Howard & David Paich.

Strings performed by The Martyn Ford Orchestra,  Conducted by James Newton Howard and recorded by John Kurlander.

 

Recorded by David Leonard, Peggy McCreary & Terry Christian at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California  and  Jamie Ledner, Niko Bolas & Lon LeMaster at Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Strings recorded at Abbey Road Studio, London, England.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi.

Engineerd by Al Schmitt, Tom Knox & Greg Ladanyi.

 

Make Believe was released as the second single from the album TOTO IV and reached # 30 on the US Billboard and # 3 in the UK.

Single - CBS A2997 (Dutch version) - Make Believe / Lovers In The Night (1982).

Single - Columbia 18-03143 (USA version) - Make Believe / We Made It (1982).

Make Believe is also included on the compilation albums Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002), Love Songs (January 2003), Africa (April 2003) & The Essential (2004).

Mama

Taken from the album: Hydra (1979).

Written by: David Paich & Bobby Kimball.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Mama is also included on the compilation albums Best Ballads (January 1995)Best (Hold the Line) (February 2001), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002) & Africa (April 2003).

 

A live version of Mama recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the live album Livefields (1999).

 

Personal tragedy struck the Toto family when Huddie Paich, mother of David lost a long battle against a chronic illness. She was also the 'den mother' of the band, starting in the early days when Ms. Paich was more than a mother since she also had overseen much of the business end of the band's dealings.

David Paich about Mama:

"I was going through a depression after my mother passed away and I think I was inspired by the Pink Floyd track Money. It made a big impression on me and I think back on it a lot".

 

Manuela Run

Taken from the album: Toto (1978).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Engineerd & Mixed by Tom Knox.

Recorded by Dana Latham & Gabe Veltri at Studio 55, Hollywood, California.

Additional Recording Locations: Davlen Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California.

Mastered by Mike Reese & Ron Hitchcock at the Mastering :ab, Los Angeles, California.

 

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Melanie

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Randy Goodrum.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather, Chris Thompson & Timothy B. Schmit.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Loops: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

Melanie was released as the first single from the album Mindfields and reached a tip quotation in The Netherlands.

Columbia 667044 1 (cd-single) - Melanie (radio edit) / Spanish Steps Of Rome (1999).

Columbia 667044 2 (cd maxi-single) - Melanie (radio edit) / Spanish Steps Of Rome /  White Sister / Girl Goodbye (1999).

 

Melanie is also included on the compilation album Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002).

 

Mindfields

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Simon Phillips & Mike Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Bobby Kimball, David Paich & Richard Page.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

It is the title track of the album Mindsfields.

 

Mindfileds is also included on the compilation album Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002).

 

Miss Sun

Taken from the album: TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998).

Written by: David Paich. 

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Lead harmonies: Lisa Dalbello.

Drums: Jeff Porcaro.

Moog bass & all Keyboards: David Paich.

All Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Overdub bass fills: David Hungate.

Recorded & mixed by Tom Knox at Davlen Studios in 1977.

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

"The next two songs (Miss Sun & Love Is A Man's World) here are our original demos to get our record deal. The band wasn't even really a band yet. These were recorded over a wild weekend at Davlen in the Valley, 1977, with all our friends stopping by to party and dig what we were doing. Paich had convinced himself that he  "was" Al Green ... He was green all right. This was made prior to the Boz Scaggs hit version which we also played on, but it never captured the rawness and honesty of this first demo, we think?"

 

Modern Eyes

Taken from the album: TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998).

Written by: David Paich. 

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Backing vocals: David Paich & Steve Lukather.

Synclavier drums & Timbales: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Synth programming: Steve Porcaro.

Saxes: Dave Sanborn.

Drums recorded by Jack Joseph Puig at Schnee Studio in 1986.

Music recorded Shep Lonsdale at The Manor and The Villa in 1986.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Village Recorder in 1997.

It is also on the Goin' Home, the only single from the album TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 665793 2 - Goin' Home / Tale Of A Man / Modern Eyes / Dave's Gone Skiing (live) (1998).

 

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

"A simple reggae groove song about a modern day Renaissance man. Jeff was experimenting with programming a Synclavier to see if he could make it human. Being Southern Californians, we were in a 'Hotel California' state of mind ... if ya know what we mean."

 

Moodido (The Match) (Boxing Theme)

Taken from the albums The Official Music Of The 1984 Games (1984).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Michael Porcaro & Steve Porcaro.

 

Instrumental song for the boxing games at the XXIII Olympic Games in 1984 in Los Angeles.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

 

Moodido (The Match) (Boxing Theme) was never released on a TOTO album. It is only released on the the single Out Of Love in 1990.

CD single - CBS 656210 3 - Out Of Love / Moodido (The Match) (Boxing Theme) / I'll Supply The Love (1990).

Maxi single - CBS 656210 6 - Out Of Love / Moodido (The Match) (Boxing Theme) / I'll Supply The Love (1990).

 

Moodido (The Match) (Boxing Theme) is also included on the compilation album Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002).

 

Mr. Friendly

Taken from the album: Isolation (1984).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Fergie Frederiksen, Jeff Porcaro & Mike Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Fergie Frederiksen.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi & TOTO.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox, Shep Lonsdale & Niko Bolas.

Assistent Engineers: Richard Bosworth, Duane Seykora, Tom Fletcher, Bill Jackson, Terry Christian, Peggy McCreary, Stuart Furusho, David Schober, Brian Malouf, Ann Calnan & Franz Pusch.

Strings Engineerd by John Kurlander at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

Additional Recording at Sunset Sound, Bill Schnee Studio & Can Am Recorders.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Doug Sax.

Direction Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff.

 

Mr. Friendly was the first song in which Mike Porcaro participates in the songwriting.

 

It is also on the singles Holyanna & How Does It Feel.

Single - CBS A5027 (Dutch version) +  Columbia 38-04752 (USA version) - Holyanna / Mr. Friendly (1984).

Single - A6043 (UK version) / Columbia 38-04844 (USA version) - How Does It Feel / Mr. Friendly (1984). 

 

Mrs. Johnson

Taken from the album: TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998).

Written by: David Paich & Steve Lukather. 

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Drums: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Synths: Steve Porcaro.

Recorded by Tom Knox at Studio 55 in 1977.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Village recorder in 1998.

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

"This was recorded during the first album sessions. "Mrs. Johnson turned to be RuPaul to our surprise. As you probably notice we ran out of words by the second verse so please feel free to fill in your own lyrics and e-mail them to us. Luke pays tribute to Brian May as well as the Floyd-esque end vamp. Remember when getting high was fun???" 

 

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Mushanga

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: David Paich & Jeff Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Additional backing vocals: Patti Austin

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Additionel percussion: Joe Porcaro.

Steel drums: Andy Narell.

Recorders & Flute: Jim Horn.

 

Mushanga was in 1988 released as the third single from the album The Seventh One.

Single - CBS 652934 7 (Dutch version) - Mushanga  (special version) / Straight For The Heart (1988).

CD single - CBS 652934 3 - Mushanga  (special version) / Mushanga / Straight For The Heart (1988).

 

Mushanga is also included on the compilation album Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002).

 

Mysterious Ways

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Mark Hudson, Steve Lukather, David Paich & Dean Grakal.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball & Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Mark Hudson & Timothy B. Schmit.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Horns: Tom Scott, Jim Horn, Chuck Findley, Gary Grant & Bill Reichenbach.

Horn arrangement: David Paich.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

Never Enough

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: TOTO & Fee Waybill.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Additional percussion: Lenny Castro.

Sax: Gary Herbig & Don Menza.

Trumpet: Chuck Findley.

 

Recorded by Greg Ladanyi at Skywalker Studios, San Rafael, California, February, 1991. 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

 

It is also on the maxi-single 2 Hearts. 

CD maxi-single - Columbia 658947 2  -  2 Hearts / How Many Times / Never Enough (1992).

 

No End In Sight

Taken from the album: Falling In Between (2006).

Written by: David Paich, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, Simon Phillips & Mike Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather & Bobby Kimball.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Synthesizers & Sound Design: Steve Porcaro.

 

Simon Phillips about No End In Sight:

"This was one of the last songs we wrote - I think it took about an hour to compose and then we cut it live - a couple of takes - and that's it. Bobby delivers another killer vocal on this one".

No Love

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Randy Goodrum, Steve Lukather & David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather, Clint Black & Chris Thompson.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Simon Phillips.

Harmonica: Clint Black.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

No Love is also included on the compilation album Love Songs (January 2003).

 

One Road

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Randy Goodrum, Steve Lukather & David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather, Chris Thompson & Bobby Kimball.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Simon Phillips.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

Only The Children

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: David Paich, Steve Lukather & Joseph Williams.

 

Lead vocals: Jospeh Williams.

Additionel backing vocals: Tom Kelly.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

 

Only The Children is also included on the compilation albums Greatest Hits (December 1996).

 

Only You

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Percussion: Joseph Porcaro.

 

Recorded by Greg Ladanyi at Skywalker Studios, San Rafael, California, February 26, 1991. 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

 

Only You was in 1992 released as the second single from the album Kingdom Of Desire after Don't Chain My Heart. 

CD maxi-single - Columbia 658801 2 (cd maxi-single) - Only You / Gypsy Train / The Seventh One (1992).

 

Only You is also included on the compilation albums Best Ballads (January 1995), Greatest Hits (December 1996), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002) & Africa (April 2003).

 

Steve Lukather about Only You:

"A song Dave and I actually wrote for the movie Top Gun. It was intended as the theme track but they chose Take My Breath Away instead. We saved it for one of our records."

 

On The Run

Taken from the album: TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Fee Waybill. 

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: David Paich, Jenny Douglas-McRae, Fred White & Jacki McGee.

Drums: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Chris Trujillo.

Saxophones: Jim Horn.

 

Recorded & mixed live at the Montruex Jazz Festival, in 1991 by Dirk Schubert (live guy) in the truck????????

This is a fast-paced rock-song, based on an instrumental track "E Minor Shuffle" for a James Newton Howard album (a version of "E minor shuffle" can be found on the "Tribute to Jeff" album by David Garfield and friends).
"On the run" was performed by Toto during their 1991 summer-festival tour in Europe. It was said to be one of the new songs on the then forthcoming album "Kingdom of desire", but for some reason it was not included in the end. In 1998, a live recording of "On the run" was included on TOTO XX.

In a 1998 interview with Toto99, Toto commented on the song: How did you come up with the idea of turning "E Minor Shuffle" into a hard rock song with lyrics?
Steve Lukather: That's what I wanna know!
David: I guess I'm the one to blame for that one. It always has just been a fun riff to play.
Steve Lukather: It was Jeff who really wanted to do that. He said write a verse and a chorus, so we did, and Fee Waybill wrote the words.

But it never ended up on "Kingdom Of Desire"?
Steve Lukather: We tried to cut it, but we just didn't get a take we liked and so we discarded it... it happens sometimes.
David: It's one of those tunes that feels better live for some reason than in the studio.

 

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

"This was to be the last tour we did with Jeff. It was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival sponsored by Quincy Jones and Claude Nobbs. We felt that this should be included as a snapshot of this era and an unmistakable shuffle groove from Jeff."

 

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Out Of Love

Taken from the album: Past To Present 1977 - 1990 (1990).

Written by: Steve Lukather & Jean-Michel Byron.

 

Lead vocals: Jean-Michel Byron.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars & Piano: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Choir: Susan Boyd, Alfie Silas, Alex Brown, Lynn Davis, Carmen Twillie, Maxime Waters, Debbie Hall, Phyllis St. James, John Bahler, Gene Morford, Kevin Dorsey, Willie Green, Phillip Ingram, Oren Waters, Luther Waters & Darryl Phinnessee.

 

Recorded & mixed by James Guthrie, assisted by Michael Reiter & Ken Allardyce at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York (1990) & Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, California (1990). 

Produced by James Guthrie & TOTO.

Choir directed and arranged by John Bahler.

 

Out Of Love was in 1991 released as the second single from the album Past To Present 1977 - 1990 after Love Has The Power,  and it reached # 26 in The Netherlands.

CD single - CBS 65621 3 - Out Of Love / Moodido (The Match) (Boxing Theme) / I'll Supply The Love (1991).

 

Out Of Love is also on the compilation albums Best Ballads (Januari 1995), Hold The Line (The Very Best Of) (2001) & Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002). 

 

A live version of Out Of Love (with Steve Lukather  on lead vocals) recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the live album Livefields (1999).

 

Steve Lukather about Out Of Love:

"This was written in Bearsville, the day we were in Bearsville to cut the songs for the Past To Present  album. It was like Woodstock. We were out in the country and just all living in this old house together. Very positive experience!"

 

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Pamela

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: David Paich & Joseph Williams.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Additional backing vocals: Tom Kelly.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Synthesizers & Programming: Steve Porcaro.

Vibes: Joe Porcaro.

Horns: Tom Scott, Jim Horn, Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, James Pankow, Gary Grant & Gary Herbig.

 

Arranged by TOTO.

Horns arranged by Tom Scott.

 

Pamela was in 1988 released as the second single from the album The Seventh One, after Stop Loving You and it reached # 22 on the US Billboard and # 9 in The Netherlands.

Single - CBS 651603 7 (Dutch version) / CBS 05SP 3009 (Japanese version)  - Pamela / You Got Me (1988).

Single - Columbia 38-07715 (USA version) - Pamela / The Seventh One (1988).

CD single - CBS 651603 2 -  Pamela / You Got Me / Stay Away (1988).

CD single - CBS 651607 2 -  Pamela / Stay Away / Africa / Rosanna (1988).

 

This song was written by David Paich and Joseph Williams. David Paich had first written the chorus, music and words, including the name, "Pamela." Meanwhile, Joseph actually had a girlfriend at the time named "Pamela" and had already written an entire song for her under the same name. The chorus of Joe's song was used in the bridge of the Paich/Williams collaboration, and Joseph wrote new words and melody for the verses as well. Practically all of the Paich/Williams compositions came about in the same way, that is, David had something started and Joseph added to or wrote to finish it off. 

Besides several good looking women, the video of this song features the silhouttes of the Toto members pretending to play the horn-section.

Pamela is also included on the compilation albums Past To Present 1977 - 1990Legend (July 1996), Greatest Hits (December 1996), Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001), Hold The Line (The Very best Of) (2001), The Very Best Of (October 2002), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002), Love Songs (January 2003) & The Essential (2004).

 

Paul Artreides

Taken from the album: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

Paul Kills Feyd

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

Paul Meets Chani

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

Paul Takes The Water Of Life

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

Prelude (Take My Hand)

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

Prologue

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

 

Reunion With Gurney

Taken from the albums: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

Riding The Sandworm

Taken from the albums: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

Right Part Of Me

Taken from the album: TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998).

Written by: David Paich & Bobby Kimball. 

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: David Paich & Steve Lukather.

Drums: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

London Symphony Orchestra Strings arrangement by David Paich, James Newton Howard & Marty Paich. 

Conducted by Marty Paich.

Recorded by Greg Ladanyi at Record One in 1984. 

Strings at Abbey Road, London by John Kurlander in 1984.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Village Recorder in 1997.

 

Right Part Of Me is also included on the compilation album Love Songs (January 2003).

 

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

"Dave's tribute to Reg Dwight with all the trimmings. Speaking about trimmings, this one works great during Christmas."

Robot Fight

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

Rockmaker

Taken from the album: Toto (1978).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Engineerd & Mixed by Tom Knox.

Recorded by Dana Latham & Gabe Veltri at Studio 55, Hollywood, California.

Additional Recording Locations: Davlen Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California.

Mastered by Mike Reese & Ron Hitchcock at the Mastering :ab, Los Angeles, California.

 

Rockmaker is also included on the compilation album A Rock and Roll Band (July 1990) &  Africa (April 2003).

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Rosanna

Taken from the album: TOTO IV (1982).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather & Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, David Paich & Tom Kelly.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Congas & Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Saxophone: Tim Scott & Jim Horn.

Trumpet: Jerry Hey & Gary Grant.

Trombone: Jimmy Pankow.

Horn arangements by Jerry Hey & David Paich.

 

Recorded by David Leonard, Peggy McCreary & Terry Christian at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California  and  Jamie Ledner, Niko Bolas & Lon LeMaster at Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi.

Engineerd by Al Schmitt, Tom Knox & Greg Ladanyi.

 

Rosanna was in 1982 released as the first single from the album TOTO IV, and it was a huge hit all over the world and one of their biggest hits ever. It reached # 2 on the US Billboard in July 1982 and stayed there for 5 weeks behind "Don't You Want Me" from Human League and "Eye Of The Tiger" from Survivor. It reached  # 3 in The Netherlands in April 1982 and # 12  in the UK in April 1983, after it has been re-issued as follow-up to Africa. 

Single - CBS A2079 (Dutch version) / CBS 07SP 595 (Japanese version) - Rosanna / It's A Feeling (1982).

Single - Columbia 18-02811 (USA version) - Rosanna / Rosanna (1982).

 

A live version of Rosanna recorded during the Kingdom Of Desire Worldtour in 1992 is on the live album Absolutely Live (1993), a live version recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the bonus cd of the live album Livefields (1999)  and a live version recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

 

It is also included on the cd (maxi)singles Pamela & I Will Remember.

CD single -           CBS 651607 2 - Pamela / Stay Away / Africa / Rosanna (1988).

CD single - CBS 656431 3 - Africa / We Made It / Rosanna (1990).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662655 2 -  I Will Remember (radio edit) / Rosanna / Africa / Georgy Porgy (1995).

 

A live version of Rosanna is also on the cd maxi-single With A Little Help From My Friends.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 659871 - With A Little Help From My Friends (live edit) / Rosanna (live album version) / With A Little help From My friends (live album version)  (1993).

 

Rosanna s also included on the compilation albums Past to Present 1977 - 1990 (1990)Best Ballads (January 1995)Legend (July 1996)Greatest Hits (December 1996)Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001), Hold The Line (The Very Best Of) (2001), The Very Best Of (October 2002), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002)Super Hits (December 2002), Love Songs (January 2003), Africa (April 2003) & The Essential (2004).

 

A live version from Rosanna recorded at the Night of the Proms 1994 is included on an album of this event.

 

The song is named after Steve Porcaro's girlfriend at that time, the actress Rosanna Arquette ("Desperately Seeking Susan", "Silverado" & "After Hours").  In the sleeve-notes from Micheal Jackson's album "Thriller" she is also named in the "Thank You" list as Rosanna Porcaro. In the video for the song Rosanna is played by Cynthia Rhodes. 

 

The song Rosanna won 3 Grammy Awards in 1982 in the categories: Record of the Year, Best Vocal Arrangement &  Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals. The video was nominated as the best video for the 1984 Video Awards.

 

David Paich about Rosanna:

"Rosanna is about three girls that I Knew all rolled into one. After I Met Rosanna Arquette, I think I just stole her name and stuck it on there".

 

Steve Lukather about Rosanna:

"Dave wrote it, prett˙ much came to us with the tune all finished. We don't rehearse, so when we do a record we just go in, dig the tune, someone writes out a quick chord chart and then we do it. Rosanna was basically live."  (Steve Lukather, Guitar Techniques, March 2003).

 

Bobby Kimball about Rosanna (how it became a duet):

"That's a good - a really good - question. We were over at David's (Paich) studio doing some writing and just fiddling around, which is something we did really well - especially the fiddling part," recalls Bobby. "Dave started playing the little parts from Rosanna. When he started singing the melody I just listened and suggested, 'well, I think it needs to be higher"
I meant that it needed to be in another key, a higher key. So he went from playing it in the key of C and changed it to F. The melody went up. As the melody went from here to there, lower to higher in mid-song, the jump was very cool. We all looked at each other and just said 'perfect, that's how we have to do it.' It was a natural progression. Because of the dramatic change, you needed two different vocalists. So Steve Lukather sang the lower part and I jumped in to sing the high part and that's how we recorded it, and how it ultimately became a duet - or a collaboration, if you will!"  "Once we released Rosanna it went crazy, straight to the top (five weeks at Number Two). It was a great surprise. We didn't think we could top it, but once we won the Trophy (Grammy) for Rosanna, the record company released "Africa" and it went to number one."
  (Rockfever.com, 2000).

 

Jeff Porcaro about  the drum part of Rosanna was developed from John Bonham's playing on 'All Of My Love', speeding up the tempo and adding a bugaloo bass drum figure):
"Yeah, but the thing is I didn't go out and buy a John Bonham drum book and read the part. There are things, and I know this from my own experience, that you have to have an ear to hear before you can play them. Even if you have the best set of reading chops around, your ears have to be open enough to hear. If you're the kind of drummer that has to see something written before you can feel it, then you should quit school, stop buying books and open your ears to the music." (Hitmen, vol.1, nr.1, 1982).

 

Steve Lukather about Rosanna:

"That's pretty funny. You know where that (drum rhythm) came from? Jeff and us were really into Led Zeppelin, and Jeff morphed Foolin the rain (from Zeppelin's In through the out door) and a Bemard Purdie drum groove (from Steely Dan's 'Home at last') and came up with that Rosanna groove. So we went from there - by the end of that afternoon, we had done the basic rhythm track and I'd overdubbed some of the solo. Bang! The end vamp was never supposed to happen, we just started jamming and that's exactly what you hear. We still record that way..." (Steve Lukather, Guitar Techniques, March 2003).

 

David Paich & Steve Porcaro about the keyboard solo in Rosanna:

David Paich: "It's a combination of both of us playing. It's mainly Steve, but we both start at the beginning. When we were doing that song we found we had to put a solo in the middle of it. It was a question of what do we do now. Steve has always said we should use our imaginations. So I kind of started out with trying to incorporate everything we have at our home studio. Instead of doing a regular Wurlitzer or Hammond solo we decided to try different things. We started playing lines and finally sat down and Steve wrote out the initial basis for the solo that you hear now played mostly on the modular system."

Steve Porcaro: "It's actually a hilarious story. We thought about how to do that solo for weeks, and it all came together one day at five in the morning."

David Paich: "When you hear the opening lines, that's Steve playing a modular trumpet sound. Then we knew we wanted a sequence running down so I programmed a little thing into the Micro-Composer that Steve dropped into the solo. Then there's a Minimoog part, and at the end it's a combination of Steve and I both playing CS-80s, Prophets, a Hammond organ, and a GS1."

Steve Porcaro: "There's even a line in there that was from an older solo that David did which I forgot to erase. It was a very pieced-together solo. It was a great example of what can happen when two keyboard players get together and start messing around with technology. You get stuff that you don't plan on getting. Everything was written out and then the written-out stuff was abandoned. It's the right combination of discipline and non-discipline. It's also a good example of what can happen when you're not stuck in a studio with a bunch of people hanging over you saying, "Okay, let's do the keyboard solo now." We did it at home, and I was able to spend a couple of weeks at it. The way it happened wasn't in the norm at all."  (Keyboard Magazine).

 

Steve Lukather about his first guitar solo in Rosanna:

(Question) How did you approach the first solo in Rosanna which I believe was straight off the cuff?

Steve Lukather: "Yeah, that was straight off. I just went for it and everyone said 'but the thing at the end is just blowing'. That's not doubled. It was a one-off which luckily you happen to get once in a while. As a matter of fact, the song was supposed to end but Jeff carried on and Dave started playing the honky-tonk piano and we all just followed on. We've done that a few times, we've been playing together so long that it's like that. (International Musician, 1991).

 

Steve Lukather about his first guitar solo in Rosanna:

"That first solo was made up on the spot the first time we played 'Rosanna'. The other guys liked that solo so much, they asked me to do it again. So I had to re-play my improvised solo for the recording." (Gitaar net magazine, 2002)

 

Steve Lukather about his first solo in Rosanna:(Question) For Rosanna's first solo, you've got a very unique bending technique - you bend a tone with your third flnger and then fret that bend with your fourth finger for an additional note. Other players would choose the more 'country' approach of splitting those notes over two strings. What influenced that technique?

Steve Lukather: "I don't know, that's just the way I feel it. I like strange bends. When I was young, I loved Larry Carlton in that (Steely Dan) Kid Charlemange/Royal scam era - all the bending, sleazing in between,'finding the great note that goes into the change. I was greatly influenced by Larry, who's a good friend of mine now. He's one of my heroes - and I came more from a hard rock background and he's more a bebop-er, and we sort of switched where he played jazz with a bit more rock and I came from the other end. We both understand where we're going. His concept of harmony is fantastic..."

 

(Question) : As Rosanna's solo is so melodic, was it pre-planned?

Steve Lukather: "No, I had just started playing and it was one-take. What I did do was after I had played, the guys said I should double it. So I went back and learnt it and then doubled it. But the end solo is not doubled..."

 

(Question) : And that was a one-take too?

Steve Lukather: "Yeah, you get lucky sometimes with stuff like that. In those days it used to be I'd get the track and everybody would say 'do the solo now', and everybody would be partying in the studio. You'd have the whole vibe of people and friends hanging out, just great. Nowadays, it's more technical than it used to be. Now everything is so different, so I'm glad I had the experience I did back then. We were in the last era of session guys, as it doesn't exist in the same way anymore..." 

 

(Question) : On that outro solo, you've got big two-tone bends. Had you been listening to a lot of Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck the night before?

Steve Lukather: "Yes, of course! The first time I felt up a girl, I was listening to Led Zeppelin! Page has been really nice to me too since, as we've met up for different things. He said: 'Don't let anyone give you shit, Steve. I used to be a session guy too, as was John (Paul Jones). Don't let anyone tell you you don't rock because of that.'"

 

(Question) : The outro solo displays your very able picking-hand technique...

Steve Lukather: "I use everything; down-up-picking, down-picking, I use fingers. I don't ever think about what I'm playing now. But what I did do when I was a kid, which is the most important thing to remember so you don't hurt yourself, was stiffening up when I was trying to play fast. You have to learn to relax your fore arm and wrist. "lf you start practising and it begins to hurt, then stop practising. Otherwise, you'll get tendonitis, and you won't be able to play the guitar for a year, and you won't be able to accomplish what you want." (Steve Lukather, Guitar Techniques, March 2003)

Sandworm Attack

Taken from the albums: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

Sandworm Chase

Taken from the albums: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

Secrets Of The Fremen

Taken from the albums: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

Selfish

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: Steve Lukather, Stan Lynch & David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Mark Hudson & Timothy B. Schmit.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Simon Phillips.

Slide Solo: David Paich.

Horns: Tom Scott, Jim Horn, Chuck Findley, Gary Grant & Bill Reichenbach.

Horn arrangement: David Paich.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

She Knows The Devil

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Bobby Womack.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Recorded by Greg Ladanyi at Record One, Sherman Oaks, California, April 15, 1992.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

Simple Life

Taken from the album: Falling In Between (2006).

Written by: Steve Lukather.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Guitars & Piano: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Mike Porcaro about Simple Life:

"One of the things I always look forward to on a Toto album - a gorgeous ballad from Steve Lukather. These kind of songs flow out of him like a pure spring. Awesome! This one is short and sweet with a lovely chorus with that "wall" of background "oohs and aahs" as the backdrop".

Slipped Away

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro, Simon Phillips & Stan Lynch.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Luakther.

Backing vocals: Jenny Douglas-McRae & Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: Davis Paich.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

 

Slipped Away is also on the single The Other End Of Time.

CD single - Columbia 662723 1 -  The Other End Of Time (edit) / Slipped Away (1995).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662723 2 - The Other End Of Time (edit) / Slipped Away / Home Of The Brave (live) / The Other End Of Time (album version) (1995).

Slipped Away is also included on the compilation album The Essential  (2004).

 

Simon Phillips about Slipped Away:

"Take the song "Slipped Away", basically I did the whole chorus section on that. And harmonically it’s quite interesting the way it goes. It’s a little bit odd. It’s more of a Peter Gabriel thing, more of a chant thing. But it works. And the verse is... Luke came up with that [hums] ... that’s pretty simple. It is very different and it’s easier for me really to write instrumental music because I don’t sing. And when I start writing vocal music I can get so far, but I really need someone who will come up with some words or can sing along with it. So it’s more difficult. But I actually really enjoy it as well. It’s a very different hat."  (TOTO99, 1998) 

Somewhere Tonight

Taken from the album: Fahrenheit (1986).

Written by: Jeff Porcaro, David Paich & Steve Lukather.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Percussion: Paulinho da Costa & Joe Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Recorded at The Villa, The Manor, Schnee Studios, Record One & The Complex.

Additional Engineers: Jack Puig, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, John Jessel, Murray Dvorkin, Duane Seykora, Dan Garcia, Mike Ross & Teruo "Mu"Murakami.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York.

Production Coordinator, Band Mobilzer & Bro: Chris Littleton.

 

Somewhere Tonight is also included on the compilation album Best Ballads (January 1995).

 

David Paich about Somewhere Tonight:

"I think it was just a fictious song that I, Jeff Porcaro and Joseph wrote at the time. I remember we were jamming in a studio - like a rehearsal - and the idea just came up. It was big fun."

Spanish Steps Of Rome

Taken from the album: Mindfields (1999).

Written by: David Paich & Steve Lukather.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather & Maria Vidal.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Produced by TOTO & Elliot Scheiner.

Recorded by Elliot Scheiner, Steve MacMillan, Jess Sutcliffe & Al Schmitt at Royaltone Studios, North Holllywood, CA; ATS Studios, Calabasas, CA & Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA.

Mixed by Elliot Scheiner at Capital Studios, Hollywood, CA.

Pro Tools editing and recording by Steve MacMillan.

Second engineers: Jeff Thomas, Chad DeCinces, Steve Genewick, Charlie Paakkari, Eric Crowden & Brian Davis.

 

Spanish Steps Of Rome is a bonustrack on the American and the Japanese version of Mindfields.

 

Spanish Steps Of Rome is also on the single Melanie.

CD single - Columbia 667044 1 - Melanie (radio edit) / Spanish Steps Of Rome (1999).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 667044 2 - Melanie (radio edit) / Spanish Steps Of Rome / White Sister / Girl Goodbye  (1999).

 

Spanish Steps Of Rome is also included on the compilation album Love Songs (January 2003).

 

David Paich about Spanish Steps Of Rome:

"Spanish Steps of Rome," when I first sang that down low, people were looking at me like I was crazy. I'm a big fan of Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits. I like his lyrics, I like that kind of singing. When I started singing down low I was inspired to write that song, I wrote the lyrics in one night. Very different approach for me but I really like it. I was in Rome, I wrote the lyrics in one night, and I put the music to it and it just came out like that. And it's one of my favorite songs that I've ever done. When the guys listened to that they said "Why don't you sing up higher, why do you sing so low?" I had a lot of different influences, I was in Neil Diamond's band. I like Neil Diamond, Leonard Cohen, Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan. (Toto99.com 2002)

Spiritual Man

Taken from the album: Falling In Between (2006).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich, Bobby Kimball & Greg Phillinganes.

Backing vocals: Monet.

Guitars & Piano: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

Tenor: Tom Scott.

 

Mike Porcaro about Spiritual Man:

"Dave's tune. I love the way the guys pass the vocal around on this one. Simple and few chord changes played to great effect".

Stay Away

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: David Paich & Steve Lukather.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Additional backing vocals: Linda Rondstadt.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Synthesizers & Programming: Steve Porcaro.

Lap Steel: David Lindley.

 

Arranged by TOTO.

 

It is also on the cd single Pamela.

CD single - CBS 651603 2 -  Pamela / You Got Me / Stay Away (1988).

CD single - CBS 651607 2 -  Pamela / Stay Away / Africa / Rosanna (1988).

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St. George And The Dragon

Taken from the album: Hydra (1979).

Written by: David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

St. George And The Dragon is released as the first single of the album Hydra.

Single - ??? - St. George And The Dragon / White Sister  (1979).

Single - CBS 8085 (Dutch version) / CBS 06SP 431 (Japanese version) - St. George And The Dragon / A Secret Love (1980).

 

St. George And The Dragon is also included on the compilation albums Hold The Line (The very best of TOTO) (2001), Super Hits (December 2002) & Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002).

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Stop Loving You

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: Steve Lukather & David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Additional backing vocals: Jon Anderson.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Synthesizers & Programming: Steve Porcaro.

Percusion: Michael Fisher.

Additional keyboards: Bill Payne.

Horns: Tom Scott, Jim Horn, Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, James Pankow, Gary Grant & Gary Herbig.

 

Arranged by TOTO.

Horns arranged by Tom Scott.

 

Stop Loving You was in march 1988 released as the first single from the album The Seventh One  and it reached # 2 in The Netherlands.

Single - CBS 651411 7 (dutch version)  - Stop Loving You / The Seventh One (1988).

CD single - CBS 651411 2 (cd-single)  - Stop Loving You / The Seventh OneI'll Be Over You (1988).

 

Stop Loving You is also included on the compilation albums Past To Present 1977 - 1990Legend (July 1996), Greatest Hits (December 1996), Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001), Hold The Line (The Very best Of) (2001), The Very Best Of (October 2002), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002), Love Songs (January 2003) & The Essential (2004).

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Straight For The Heart

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: David Paich & Joseph Williams.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Additional backing vocals: Patti Austin

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Saxophone: Jim Horn.

 

Straight For The Heart was in 1988 released as the fourth single from the album The Seventh One, after Stop Loving You, Pamela & Mushanga.

Single - Columbia 38-07945  - Straight For The Heart / Straight For The Heart (1988).

 

It is also on the single Mushanga.

Single - CBS 652934 7 (Dutch version) - Mushanga  (special version) / Straight For The Heart (1988).

CD single - CBS 652934 3 - Mushanga  (special version) / Mushanga / Straight For The Heart (1988).

 

Straight For The Heart is also included on the compilation album Africa (April 2003).

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Stranger In Town

Taken from the album: Isolation (1984).

Written by: David Paich & Jeff Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: David Paich.

Backing vocals: Fergie Frederiksen.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Additional synthesizer: Mike Cotton.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi & TOTO.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox, Shep Lonsdale & Niko Bolas.

Assistent Engineers: Richard Bosworth, Duane Seykora, Tom Fletcher, Bill Jackson, Terry Christian, Peggy McCreary, Stuart Furusho, David Schober, Brian Malouf, Ann Calnan & Franz Pusch.

Strings Engineerd by John Kurlander at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

Additional Recording at Sunset Sound, Bill Schnee Studio & Can Am Recorders.

Mastered at The Mastering Lab by Doug Sax.

Direction Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff.

 

Stranger In Town was in 1985 released as the first single from the album Isolation and it reached # 30 on the US Billboard.

Single - CBS A4461 (Dutch version) / Columbia 38-04672 (USA version) / CBS O7SP 838 (Japanese version)  - Stranger In Town / Change Of Heart (1985).

 

Stranger In Town is also included on the compilation albums Legend (July 1996), Greatest Hits (December 1996), Hold The Line (The Very best Of) (2001), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002), & The Essential (2004).

 

David Paich about Stranger In Town:

"I missed my flight coming back from London, and I wanted to write a song like John Lennon, who had written strictly from a newspaper for one of his songs. So I picked up an English Newspaper and wrote almost the entire song from the front page, and then I went to page 2 or 3 for the rest while I was waiting for the next flight."

Sunshine Of Your Love

Taken from the album: Through The Looking Glass (2002).

Written by: Jack Bruce, Peter Constant & Eric Clapton.

Original performers: Cream.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Monet & Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars & Keyboards: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Loops: Simon Phillips.

 

Si hit us again with that one. He played with Jack Bruce and Luke has played with Eric. The phrase got shortened a beat so don't try to dance to it (unless you're from the 60's). Listen close and you might hear us hinting at White Room. (Toto99.com, 2002)

"I was really against doing this song because it's a perfect record, much like While my guitar gently weeps. But Simon used to play with Jack Btuce and he was set on doing it so we said, Why don't we do itin 7/4 time? And then what about the middle? Well, why don't we rewrite it? So we started fucking around with it and it started to come together and now I really like it. But you can't mess with the original version of a song like that. Jack Bruce heard our version and he realIy liked it. The first thing he said was, Do I get paid twice because you put White room in there too?" (Steve Lukather, Guitarist - March 2003)

Taint Your World

Taken from the album: Falling In Between (2006).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Simon Phillips, Bobby Kimball & Mike Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Sound Design: Steve Porcaro.

 

Greg Phillinganes about Taint Your World:

"I always felt this is the kind of song that Luke just had to get “out of his system.” It’s definitely NOT for the faint of heart, and I’m gonna enjoy hitting it live. This is one of the reasons why I love being in this band!"

Take My Hand

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

Takin' It Back

Taken from the album: Toto (1978).

Written by: Steve Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Porcaro.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Engineerd & Mixed by Tom Knox.

Recorded by Dana Latham & Gabe Veltri at Studio 55, Hollywood, California.

Additional Recording Locations: Davlen Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California.

Mastered by Mike Reese & Ron Hitchcock at the Mastering :ab, Los Angeles, California.

 

It is also on the single Hold The Line & Tente Firme.

Single - CBS 6784 (Dutch version) / CBS 06SP 274 (Japanese version) / Columbia 3-10830 (USA version) - Hold The Line / Takin' It Back (1979).

Single - CBS 6784 (Spanish version) - Tente Firme (Hold The Line) / Retrayendome (Takin' It Back) (1979).

 

Takin' It Back is also included on the compilation albums Best Ballads (January 1995), Africa  (April 2003). 

 

David Paich about Takin' It Back:

"Another Steve Porcaro song. I'm not exactly sure what it means; I'm sure Steve does. This song was on our first album." 

Tale Of A Man

Taken from the album: TOTO XX 1977 - 1997 (1998).

Written by: David Paich. 

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: David Paich & Steve Lukather.

Drums: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: David Hungate.

Piano: David Paich.

Guitar: Steve Lukather.

Synthesizer: Steve Porcaro.

 

It is also on the single Goin' Home.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 665793 2 - Goin' Home / Tale Of A Man / Modern Eyes / Dave's Gone Skiing (live) (1998).

 

Liner notes to the song on TOTO XX 1977 - 1997.

"Originally written pre-'Silk Degrees (Boz Scaggs) as a pseudo-diary about a well know guitarist (not Luke) who had just left the Manson Family (no, not Marilyn, Charles), hence the familiar lowdown groove near the end. We played it on the first tour but didn't officially record it until the 'Hydra' sessions. It was always a personal favorite!"

The Betrayal / Shields Down

Taken from the albums: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

The Box

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

The Duke's Death

Taken from the albums: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

The Floating Fat Man (The Baron)

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

The Fremen

Taken from the albums: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

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The Other End Of Time

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather & Randy Goodrum.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Luakther.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitar, Piano & Synthesizer: Steve Lukather.

SynthesizerKeyboards: Davis Paich.

Drums & 808: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

The Other End Of Time is released as the fourth single of the album Tambu, after I Will Remember, Just Can't Get To You & The Turning Point.

CD single - Columbia 662723 1 -  The Other End Of Time (edit) / Slipped Away (1995).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662723 2 - The Other End Of Time (edit) / Slipped Away / Home Of The Brave (live) / The Other End Of Time (album version) (1995).

The Other End of Time is also included on the compilation album Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002).

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The Other Side

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: David Paich, William Sherwood & R. Kaplan.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Background vocals: William Sherwood, Phillip Ingram, Arnold McCuller & Kevin Dorsey.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Pedal Steel Synthesizers: C.J. Vanston.

Additional percussion: Jim Keltner & Chris Trujillo.

 

Recorded by Greg Ladanyi at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, California, August 23, 1991. 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

 

The Other Side was in 1992 released as the fourth single from the album Kingdom Of Desire after Don't Chain My Heart, Only You & 2 Hearts

CD single           Columbia 659040 1  -  The Other Side / How Many Times (1992).

 

The Other Side is also included on the compilation albums Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002) & The Essential (2004).

The Reefer Man

Taken from the album: Falling In Between (2006).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Simon Phillips.

 

Instrumental song.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

 

The Reefer Man is a bonustrack on the Japanese version of Falling In Between.

 

Steve Lukather about The Reeferman:

"This is a live jam written by basically me and Dave but as it’s a jam I guess its a band tune. Dave had this riff and Si started playin the be bop groove and I wrote a melody on the spot. After we heard it back we dug it ang got jazz legend Roy Hargrove to play trumpet on it. Its a Miles "Bi tches Brew" kind of a thing. Very short piece but cool. You wouldn’t hear this on an other "70's-80's bands record that for sure! Its a "bonus cut" kinda thing but we dig it. It’s a bookend to "Don’t Stop me Now" from Fahrenheit with us and Miles back in 1986".

The Road Goes On

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Glenn Ballard.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Jenny Douglas-McRae & Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars & Mandolin: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Strings arranged & condusted by David Paich.

 

It is also on the single The Turning Point.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662722 2 - The Turning Point (edit) / The Road Goes On / Time Is The Enemy (1996).

 

The Road Goes On is also included on the compilation album The Essential (2004).

These Chains

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: Steve Lukather & Randy Goodrum.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Vibes: Joe Porcaro.

Horns: Tom Scott, Jim Horn, Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, James Pankow, Gary Grant & Gary Herbig.

Horns arranged by Tom Scott.

Strings arranged & conducted by David Paich.

The Seventh One

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Lukather, David Paich & Joseph Williams.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

 

It should have been the title track for the album The Seventh One, but it didn't make it to the album. IIt is only released on the Japanese version of it as a bonustrack.

 

It is also on the singles Stop Loving You, Pamela (USA version) & Only You.

Single - CBS 651411 7 - Stop Loving You / The Seventh One  (1988).

CD single - CBS 651411 2 - Stop Loving Yoy / The Seventh One / I'll Be Over You  (1988).

Single - Columbia 38-07715 (USA version) - Pamela / The Seventh One  (1988).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 658801 2 - Only You / Gypsy Train / The Seventh One  (1992).

 

The Seventh One is also included on the compilation album Greatest Hits (December 1996).

The Sleeper Has Awakened!

Taken from the albums: Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

The Trip To Arrakis

Taken from the albums: Original Soundtrack Recording Dune (1984) & Original Motion Picture Score Dune (1997).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Instrumental song from soundtrack Dune.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Electric Bass, Accoustic Bass & Percussion: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Percussion: Joe Porcaro, Emil Richards & Robert Zimmitti (as additional muscians).

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The Turning Point

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather, Mike Porcaro, Simon Phillips, David Paich & Stan Lynch.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather, Jenny Douglas-McRae & David Paich.

Backing vocals: Phillip Ingram, Ricky Nelson, John James, Jenny Douglas-McRae, Steve Lukather & David Paich.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Rhodes, Synthesizer & B-3: David Paich.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Additional keyboards: Mike Porcaro & Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Paulinho da Costa.

 

The Turning Point is released as the third single of the album Tambu, after I Will Remember & Just Can't Get To You.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662722 2 - The Turning Point (edit) / The Road Goes On / Time Is The Enemy (1996).

 

The Turning Point is also included on the compilation albums Legend (July 1996), Greatest Hits ... and More (december 2002), The Essential (2004).

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Till The End

Taken from the album: Fahrenheit (1986).

Written by: David Paich & Joseph Williams.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Backing vocals: Mike Sherwood.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Percussion: Lenny Castro & Paulinho da Costa.

Horns: Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Charlie Loper & Bill Reichenbach.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Recorded at The Villa, The Manor, Schnee Studios, Record One & The Complex.

Additional Engineers: Jack Puig, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, John Jessel, Murray Dvorkin, Duane Seykora, Dan Garcia, Mike Ross & Teruo "Mu"Murakami.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York.

Production Coordinator, Band Mobilzer & Bro: Chris Littleton.

 

Till The End was released as the third single from the album Fahrenheit, after I'll Be Over You & Without Your Love. 

Single - 07SP981 (Japanese version) - Till The End / Don't Stop Me Now (1986).

 

Till The End is also included on the compilation album The Essential (2004).

 

A live version of an instrumental part of Till The End recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live in Amsterdam (2003).

Time Is The Enemy

Taken from the album: Tambu (1995).

Written by: Steve Lukather, David Paich & Fee Waybill.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: John James, Jenny Douglas-McRae & Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Paulinho da Costa.

 

It is also on the single The Turning Point.

CD maxi-single - Columbia 662722 2 - The Turning Point (edit) / The Road Goes On / Time Is The Enemy (1996).

Turn Back

Taken from the album: Turn Back (1981).

Written by: Bobby Kimball & Steve Lukather.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards & Synthesizer: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by Geoff Workmann & TOTO.

Recorded by John Weaver at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles.

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York.

Engineerd & Mixed by Geoff Workmann.

 

It is the title track of the album Turn Back.

 

Turn Back is released as a single from the album Turn Back.

Single - ??? - Turn Back /  If It's The Last Night  (1981).

 

It is also on the singles Goodbye Elenore.

Single -  CBS 07SP 522  (Japanese version) / CBS 9492 (Spanish version) - Goodbye Elenore / Turn Back (1981).

 

Turn Back is also included on the compilation album Greatest Hits (December 1996).

Waiting For Your Love

Taken from the album: TOTO IV (1982).

Written by: Bobby Kimball & David Paich.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Bobby Kimball, David Paich & Steve Lukather.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Recorded by David Leonard, Peggy McCreary & Terry Christian at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California  and  Jamie Ledner, Niko Bolas & Lon LeMaster at Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Strings recorded at Abbey Road Studio, London, England.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi.

Engineerd by Al Schmitt, Tom Knox & Greg Ladanyi.

 

The working title for Waiting For Your Love was Inside You.

 

Waiting For Your Love was released as the fifth single from the album TOTO IV, after Rosanna, Make Believe, Africa & I Won't Hold You Back and it reached to # 73 on the US Billboard in July 1983.

Single - CBS A3627 (UK version) -  Waiting For Your  Love / Lover's In The Night (1983).

 

It is also on the re-release in 1990 from the single Africa.

CD single - CBS 656298 - Africa / Can You Hear What I'm Saying / Georgy Porgy / Waiting For Your Love (1990).

Waiting For Your Love is also included on the compilation album Legend (July 1996), Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002).

A live version of Waiting For Your Love recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

Watching The Detectives

Taken from the album: Through The Looking Glass (2002).

Written by: Elvis Costello.

Original performers: Elvis Costello.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Timbales & Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Boy that Luke sure has a dry sense of humour. In this Elvis'n Costello version, Luke is true to the original vocal style. (What can I say ? It made the final cut. Great song!) (Toto99.com, 2002)

 

Steve Lukather about Watching The Detectives:

"Elvis has always been really mean about Toto. We started at the same time on the same label and, whereas he was the critics' darling, we were the whipping boys. And whereas he always said shitty things about us, we never said anything. This was another CD from my wife's collection. I played it to the guys and they were like, Dare we do this? So I said, Come on, I'll do the full Elvis! So we cut the track and we did a sort of hi-fi version, because his is really loose and 'garagey' and we're not exactly known for our garage sound. Anyway, when it came to putting down the vocals and I started singing like Elvis, the guys were cracking up. I started getting into it and said, I want to be him; get the lisp happening and everything. I was in hysterics and we had to record it line by line. But it came out great. I doubt he's heard it - I don't see him buying our records - but we did it with respect because I like Elvis and I don't mind if he doesn't like me." (Guitarist, March 2003)

We Can Make It Tonight

Taken from the album: Fahrenheit (1986).

Written by: Joseph Williams, Jeff Porcaro & Barry Bregman.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Recorded at The Villa, The Manor, Schnee Studios, Record One & The Complex.

Additional Engineers: Jack Puig, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, John Jessel, Murray Dvorkin, Duane Seykora, Dan Garcia, Mike Ross & Teruo "Mu"Murakami.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York.

Production Coordinator, Band Mobilzer & Bro: Chris Littleton.

 

We Can Make It Tonight is together with I'll Be Over You the first songs in which someone who isn't a bandmember participates in the song.

We Made It

Taken from the album: TOTO IV (1982).

Written by: David Paich & Jeff Porcaro.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Backing vocals: Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather & David Paich.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Recorded by David Leonard, Peggy McCreary & Terry Christian at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California  and  Jamie Ledner, Niko Bolas & Lon LeMaster at Record One, Los Angeles, California.

Strings recorded at Abbey Road Studio, London, England.

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Greg Ladanyi.

Engineerd by Al Schmitt, Tom Knox & Greg Ladanyi.

 

It is also on the singles Make Believe (USA version), Africa (Dutch & UK version) & Afraid Of Love (Japan version) and on a re-release of Africa in 1990.

Single - Columbia 18-03143  -  Make Believe / We Made It (1982).

Single - CBS A2510 (Dutch & UK version) - Africa / We Made It (1982).

Single - 07SP 640 (Japan version) - Afraid Of Love / We Made It (1982).

CD single - CBS 656431 3 - Africa / We Made It /  Rosanna (1982).

We Made It is also included on the compilation album Hold The Line (The Very Best Of) (2001).

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Taken from the album: Through The Looking Glass (2002).

Written by: George Harrisson.

Original performers: The Beatles.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: David Paich, Steve Lukather & Bobby Kimball.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums & Loops: Simon Phillips.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

Percussion: Lenny Castro.

 

While My Guitar Gently Weeps is released as the second single from the album Through The Looking Glass.

CD single - CMC 5517692 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (radio edit) / While My Guitar Gently Weeps (album version)  (2002).

 

A live version of Waiting For Your Love recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the live album and dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).

 

Dave met George in a hallway at A&M Records with Phil Spector. George also played at Jeff's benefit. Luke was invited to his house to jam. With Dylan, Jeff Lynne, and Keltner (I'm so jealous). This is dedicated to him. (Toto99.com, 2002)

 

Steve Lukather about While My Guitar Gently Weeps:

"I ran into George Harrison one night and, because I'd worked with Paul McCartney on Give my regards to Broadstreet, I figured it would be a good excuse for me to introduce myself. I mean, the solo in I saw her standing there is the reason I took up the guitar in the first place at seven years old! Anyway, we got on, he liked my sense of humour and I didn't lick his ass too hard - and he actually knew who I was. "Then I said, Look, we're gonna do a show for our bro Jeff Porcaro who'd just passed away, there's all kinds of people playing and all the money's going to charity. Would you like to come down? And you know what? He showed up and said he would play! So not only do we have a fantastic evening, with all these great guys getting up and playing for Jeff, but I get to go up to the microphone and say, Hey... I met this guy the other night; he's the reason we all play. Thanks very much, George Harrison! He comes out and the place is just weeping. And we became friends. He invited me out for dinner once and there was Bob Dylan, Jim Keltner, Jeff Lynne and we all ended up jamming The Beatles tunes at Jeff's place. Dylan was on bass, Jim Keltner on drums, me and George on guitars and Jeff on keyboards." "We stayed in touch, but after he got stabbed we lost touch, because he changed all his numbers and stuff. I knew he was ill but I didn't know how ill and the sad thing was I never got the chance to say goodbye." (Steve Lukather, Guitarist - March 2003).

White Sister

Taken from the album: Hydra (1979).

Written by: David Paich & Bobby Kimball.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

It is also on the singles St. George And The Dragon & Melanie.

Single - ??? - St. George And The Dragon / White Sister  (1979).

CD maxi-single - Columbia 667044 2 - Melanie (radio edit) / Spanish Steps Of Rome / White Sister / Girl Goodbye (1999).

 

White Sister is also included on the compilation albums Best (Hold The Line) (February 2001) &  Africa (April 2003). 

 

A live version of White Sister recorded during the 25th Anniversary Worldtour in 2003 is on the Japanese version of the live album and on the dvd Live In Amsterdam (2003).                                            

Wings Of Time

Taken from the album: Kingdom Of Desire (1992).

Written by: TOTO.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Background vocals: Richard Page.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

 

Recorded by Greg Ladanyi at Skywalker Studios, San Rafael, California, February 24, 1991. 

Produced by TOTO.

Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at A&M Studios and Record Plant Studios.

Engineerd by Greg Ladanyi, Niko Bolas , Jess Sutcliffe & John Jessel.

 

Wings Of Time is for TOTO as well as for the fans (at least for me) the the ultimate Jeff song. The lines "Our love doesn't end here - it lives forever - on the wings of time" are written on his gravestone at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

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With A Little Help From My Friends

Taken from the album: Absolutely Live (1993).

Written by: Paul McCartney & John Lennon.

Original performers: The Beatles.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Donna McDaniels, Jenny Douglas-McRae & John James.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Drums: Simon Phillips.

Percussion: Chris Trujillo.

 

With A Little Help From My Friends is released as the second live single from the live album Absolutely Live, after Africa.

CD single - Columbia 659871 2 - With A Little Help From My Friends (live edit) / Rosanna (live album version) / With A Little Help From My Friends (live album version)  (1993).

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Without Your Love

Taken from the album: Fahrenheit (1986).

Written by: Steve Lukather & Randy Goodrum.

 

Lead vocals: Steve Lukather.

Backing vocals: Paulette Brown & Tony Walthes.

Bass: Michael Porcaro.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Keyboards & Electronics: Steve Porcaro.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Percussion: "Sidney".

 

Produced by TOTO.

Recorded at The Villa, The Manor, Schnee Studios, Record One & The Complex.

Additional Engineers: Jack Puig, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, John Jessel, Murray Dvorkin, Duane Seykora, Dan Garcia, Mike Ross & Teruo "Mu"Murakami.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York.

Production Coordinator, Band Mobilzer & Bro: Chris Littleton.

 

Without Your Love  was released as the second single from the album Fahrenheit, after I'll Be Over You, and it reached # 38 in the US Billboard in February 1987 and a tip notation in The Netherlands.

Single - Columbia 38-06570 (USA version) / CBS 07SP 1012 (Japanese version) - Without Your Love / Can't Stand It Any Longer (1987).

 

A live version of Without Your Love is in 1991 released as a single.

CD single - Columbia 1400198617 - Without Your Love (1991).

 

In the video Steve Lukather is walking through a large house, with his guitar and singing.The other members perform as well, and Luke joins them for his closing solo. The video's director was Tommy Chong (of the comedy team Cheech and Chong), who gave the clip the 'home movie'-type of feel. For the record, the house used was not Lukather's , nor was the woman his ex-wife Marie. ( Toto Legend, 1995)
Rumor has it the video for this song was shot inside David Paich' house.

 

Without Your Love is also included on the compilation albums Greatest Hits ... and More (December 2002), Super Hits (December 2002), Love Songs (January 2003), Africa (April 2003) & The Essential (2004).

You Are The Flower

Taken from the album: Toto (1978).

Written by: Bobby Kimball.

 

Lead vocals: Bobby Kimball.

Bass: David Hungate.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeffrey Porcaro.

Keyboards: Steve Porcaro.

 

Produced by TOTO.

Engineerd & Mixed by Tom Knox.

Recorded by Dana Latham & Gabe Veltri at Studio 55, Hollywood, California.

Additional Recording Locations: Davlen Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California & Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California.

Mastered by Mike Reese & Ron Hitchcock at the Mastering :ab, Los Angeles, California.

 

This song is the first one of TOTO where Bobby Kimball sang on. He wrote it for his daughter.

 

The drums on You are the flower, originally a demo, are in mono!

It is also on the single I'll Supply The Love.

Single -  CBS 7157 (Dutch version) - I'll Supply The Love / You Are The Flower (1979).

 

You Are The Flower is also included on the compilation album Africa (April 2003).

 

A live version of You Are The Flower recorded during the Mindfields Worldtour in 1999 is on the live album  Livefields (1999).

 

Bobby Kimball about You Are The Flower:

"A song about my daughter that I wrote myself and sang during an audition."

You Got Me

Taken from the album: The Seventh One (1988).

Written by: David Paich & Joseph Williams.

 

Lead vocals: Joseph Williams.

Additional backing vocals: Patti Austin.

Guitars: Steve Lukather.

Keyboards: David Paich.

Drums & Percussion: Jeff Porcaro.

Bass: Mike Porcaro.

Synthesizers & Programming: Steve Porcaro.

Additional percussion: Lenny Castro & Jim Keltner.

Horns: Tom Scott, Jim Horn, Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, James Pankow, Gary Grant & Gary Herbig.

 

Arranged by TOTO.

Horns arranged by Jerry Hey & David Paich.

 

It is also on the single Pamela.

Single - CBS 651603 7 (Dutch version) / CBS 05SP 3009 (Japanese version)  - Pamela / You Got Me (1988).

CD single - CBS 651603 2 -  Pamela / You Got Me / Stay Away (1988).

 

You Got Me was originally a demo that David Paich wrote for Whitney Houston.

 

Jeff Porcaro about You Got Me:

"That track ("You Got Me") was a demo that David wrote for Whitney Houston. We heard the song and said, "We should do this in Toto." The song felt great; it was all electronics, drum machine, and stuff, and we decided to add real drums, percussion, real horns, guitar, etc."  (Modern Drummer, 1988).

 

Because Paich keeps a 48-track studio up and running at his home, and because other members of the band have their own studios as well, demo versions of songs for the albums can get quite in depth. "Actually, ‘You Got Me’, which is the second cut on the new record ('The seventh one'), is basically the demo from my studio," Paich recalls. "That is for exeption of drums, guitar, and the horn parts that we added later. The rest of it is all Linn 9000 playing my sequenced parts. It’s one of the few track that are sequenced because it was supposed to be the demo. But it turned out so well that (drummer) Jeff Porcaro said, ‘Just let me overdub my drums on it’. My two 24-track machines act as big cassette players. I have them striped with time code, just in case we get the magic during the demo recording."

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