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Toto, “Goodbye Elenore” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Goodbye Elenore” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

“Goodbye Elenore,” the Side 2 opener and first single, reaches an intensity not seen again on Toto’s ‘Turn Back.’

Toto, “English Eyes” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “English Eyes” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “English Eyes” doesn’t offer too much lyrically. Instead, led by Steve Lukather’s stadium-sized guitar, it simply rocks.

Toto, “Gift With a Golden Gun” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Gift With a Golden Gun” from Turn Back (1981): Toto Tuesdays

Toto aimed for a streamlined feel on ‘Turn Back,’ and this opening track is a competent – though not exactly perfect – execution of that strategy.

Toto, “A Secret Love” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “A Secret Love” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s sophomore release ‘Hydra’ ends with “A Secret Love,” a gorgeous, yet complex ballad with Steve Porcaro’s fingerprints all over it.

Toto, “White Sister” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “White Sister” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

“White Sister,” a stand-out moment from Toto’s sophomore album ‘Hydra,’ combines hard-rock strut and progressive rock obliqueness.

Toto, “Mama” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Mama” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto moves into solid R&B/funk territory with “Mama,” a David Paich co-write that finds Bobby Kimball delivering his best vocal on ‘Hydra.’

Toto, “St. George and the Dragon” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “St. George and the Dragon” from Hydra (1979): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s proggy “St. George and the Dragon” failed to chart as the lead single from 1979’s ‘Hydra,’ but it’s only grown in estimation since.

Toto, “Girl Goodbye” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Girl Goodbye” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Don’t let the seemingly simple time signature fool you. There is plenty of Toto goodness in “Girl Goodbye.”

Toto, “You Are the Flower” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “You Are the Flower” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

The music on Toto’s “You Are the Flower” had always been more to my liking that the lyrics. Until I became a father. Then, I got it.

Toto, “I’ll Supply The Love” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “I’ll Supply The Love” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

The opening cut on Toto’s 1978 self-titled debut set the stage musically. All that remained was to bring Bobby Kimball on for his first vocal turn.