Al Jarreau’s distinctive singing style crossed boundaries, encompassing jazz, pop, R&B, funk, gospel, and even world music.
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Steve Porcaro was already creating synth orchestrations and introductory motifs for Toto’s live show, but “Fahrenheit” took things to another level.
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.
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 ‘Fahrenheit’ turned back to the more radio-friendly approach of ‘Toto IV,’ beginning with this lead single featuring new frontman Joseph Williams.
Preston Frazier lists his five Best Concerts of 2016, with two special honorable mentions.
“Holyanna” is perhaps Toto’s second best “name” song – after “Rosanna,” of course.
I can almost picture one of Toto’s label execs saying, “The album is a bit too fast; we need a ballad in the middle.”
“Waiting for Your Love” is another ‘Toto IV’ deep cut which could easily have been a successful single from the album. This is song craftsmanship at its finest.