Al Jarreau’s distinctive singing style crossed boundaries, encompassing jazz, pop, R&B, funk, gospel, and even world music.
Steve Porcaro was already creating synth orchestrations and introductory motifs for Toto’s live show, but “Fahrenheit” took things to another level.
While it may not match his other Beatles masterpieces, “You Like Me Too Much” marks another turning point in George Harrison’s artistic development.
Toto’s “I’ll Be Over You” isn’t the first Steve Lukather/Randy Goodrum collaboration, and certainly not the last, but it’s easily the most successful.
This was the perfect vehicle to showcase then-new Toto frontman Joseph Williams’ broader vocal capabilities.
Preston Frazier surveys the best rock, pop and soul of 2016, selecting a widely varied slate of honorees.
The soulful “Without Your Love” is a passing of the torch from David Paich, who handled most of the lead vocal duties on earlier Toto albums, to Steve Lukather.
Toto’s “We Can Make It Tonight” emerged as a terrific showcase for new vocalist Joseph Williams, but something was missing.
Preston Frazier offers his thoughts on the best reissues and box sets from 2016, with two special honorable mentions.
Toto’s ‘Fahrenheit’ turned back to the more radio-friendly approach of ‘Toto IV,’ beginning with this lead single featuring new frontman Joseph Williams.