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Toto, “Wings of Time,” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Wings of Time,” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

“Wings of Time” now serves a bittersweet staple of the Toto live set, but Steve Lukather tells us that it didn’t start out that way.

Toto, “Struck By Lightning” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): Sneak Peek

Toto, “Struck By Lightning” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): Sneak Peek

Toto’s “Struck By Lightning” has a tough attitude that wouldn’t have been out of place on 1984’s ‘Isolation’ or 1992’s ‘Kingdom of Desire.’ Yet it also offers something different.

Toto, “2 Hearts” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “2 Hearts” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Steve Lukather’s patented emotional honesty is even more palpable on “2 Hearts” because of the raw edge found on Toto’s ‘Kingdom of Desire.’

Toto, “How Many Times” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “How Many Times” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

The band-written “How Many Times” might have been only O.K. in lesser hands. Instead, this standout ‘Kingdom of Desire’ track confirms the magic that was and still is Toto.

Toto, “Never Enough” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Never Enough” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Reduced to the core quartet, there was nowhere else to go really: Toto had their backs against the wall, and they came out swinging.

Toto, “Gypsy Train” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Gypsy Train” from Kingdom of Desire (1992): Toto Tuesdays

By opening 1992’s ‘Kingdom of Desire’ like this, Toto served notice to listeners that they were in for something completely different.

Toto, “Out of Love” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Out of Love” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

The combined performance of Toto and one-time frontman Jean-Michel Byron really sets this track apart from the other new ‘Past to Present’ tracks.

Toto, “These Chains” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “These Chains” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Sometimes, favorites jump out and grab you – and other times, as with Toto’s “These Chains,” they sneak up and catch you unaware.

Toto, “Stay Away” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Stay Away” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “Stay Away” would have been just another standard rocker on an album by any other AOR band.

Toto, “Anna” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Anna” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

There are some songs that simply take me away, and Toto’s “Anna” is one of them. It’s a master class.

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