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Toto, “The Road Goes On” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “The Road Goes On” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“The Road Goes On” works like a crescendo, providing the exclamation mark that Toto’s ‘Tambu’ was always building toward.

Toto, “Just Can’t Get to You” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Just Can’t Get to You” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“Just Can’t Get to You” didn’t break new ground, but it did show that Toto could still create a ballad worthy of inclusion on any previous album.

Toto, “Drag Him to the Roof” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Drag Him to the Roof” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

When I consider my Top 5 list of Toto songs, “Drag Him To The Roof” is usually included.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, September 22, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, September 22, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

When Ringo Starr sits behind the drums and shakes his head to the beat, time temporarily turns back to 1964.

Toto, “Time is the Enemy” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Time is the Enemy” from ‘Tambu’ (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“Time is the Enemy,” with an old-school vibe which hints at Steely Dan, is another deep cut which could use some dusting off by Toto.

Toto, “The Turning Point” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “The Turning Point” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Through it fizzled as a single, Toto’s clean, organic “Turning Point” again exceeds anything their contemporaries were doing at the time.

Toto, “The Other End of Time” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “The Other End of Time” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

At first, Toto’s ‘Tambu’ didn’t grab me — with a couple of exceptions. “The Other End of Time” was one of them.

Toto, “Baby He’s Your Man” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Baby He’s Your Man” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“Baby He’s Your Man” from 1995’s ‘Tambu’ is funky, hook-laden – and unfortunately overlooked by fans of Toto.

Toto, “If You Belong to Me” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “If You Belong to Me” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

On another AOR band’s album, “If You Belong to Me” would have been a highlight, possibly even a hit. On Toto’s ‘Tambu,’ it’s a song I usually skip.

Toto, “Slipped Away” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Slipped Away” from Tambu (1995): Toto Tuesdays

“Slipped Away” somehow ended up with no chart presence, but Toto’s B-side to “The Other End of Time” actually has it all.

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