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Laurence Juber – LJ Can’t Stop Playing the Beatles (2017)

Laurence Juber – LJ Can’t Stop Playing the Beatles (2017)

Ex-Wings guitarist Laurence Juber strips down Beatles tracks to their barest elements, exploring critical elements and captivating listeners.

The Beatles, “It Won’t Be Long” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “It Won’t Be Long” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“It Won’t Be Long” once again demonstrates the Beatles’ willingness to stretch the boundaries of conventional pop-song structures.

Toto, “Could This Be Love” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Could This Be Love” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

“Could This Be Love” introduced Joseph Williams as Toto’s new lead vocalist, even as it laid the foundation for a return to greatness on ‘The Seventh One.’

Chicago, “Saturday in the Park” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Saturday in the Park” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Robert Lamm’s “Saturday in the Park” became a signature hit. It also marked a huge turning point for Chicago.

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau’s distinctive singing style crossed boundaries, encompassing jazz, pop, R&B, funk, gospel, and even world music.

Toto, “Fahrenheit” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Fahrenheit” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Steve Porcaro was already creating synth orchestrations and introductory motifs for Toto’s live show, but “Fahrenheit” took things to another level.

Toto, “I’ll Be Over You” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “I’ll Be Over You” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

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.

Toto, “Can’t Stand It Any Longer” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Can’t Stand It Any Longer” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

This was the perfect vehicle to showcase then-new Toto frontman Joseph Williams’ broader vocal capabilities.

Toto, “Without Your Love” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Without Your Love” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

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, “‘Till The End” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “‘Till The End” from Fahrenheit (1986): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s ‘Fahrenheit’ turned back to the more radio-friendly approach of ‘Toto IV,’ beginning with this lead single featuring new frontman Joseph Williams.