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.”
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“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.
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Michael J. McEvoy joins us to discuss working with famous acts like Steve Winwood, how nature sparks his muse and the death of the American dream.
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