Toto’s ‘Fahrenheit’ turned back to the more radio-friendly approach of ‘Toto IV,’ beginning with this lead single featuring new frontman Joseph Williams.
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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.
The sublime ‘Someday/Somehow’ finds Toto co-founder Steve Porcaro at the peak of his considerable powers.
Toto’s “We Made It” is often overlooked, yet the David Paich/Jeff Porcaro collaboration offers so much more than meets the ear.
Mike Tiano celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ landmark single “Paperback Writer/Rain,” while clearing up some misconceptions.
The back-to-the-basics approach of ‘A Thesis on the Ballad’ makes its case with the oft-forgotten art of homespun charm and the power of poetry.
Lesser-known Prince songs – including deep cuts, b-sides and sometimes-overlooked singles – give us new perspective on his vast talents.