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