A rejuvenated Toto opens one of their very best albums with a song that should have been a bigger hit.
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The gold-certified Toto album ‘Fahrenheit’ ends in a rather unusual yet spectacular way.
Through the song is is undeniably Toto and undeniably brilliant, “Lea” is bittersweet for me.
“Could This Be Love” introduced Joseph Williams as Toto’s new lead vocalist, even as it laid the foundation for a return to greatness on ‘The Seventh One.’
“Somewhere Tonight” features a familiar, though well-told story of lost love. Toto’s musical approach is what makes this an enduring deep cut.
Steve Porcaro was already creating synth orchestrations and introductory motifs for Toto’s live show, but “Fahrenheit” took things to another level.
Toto’s “I’ll Be Over You” isn’t the first Steve Lukather/Randy Goodrum collaboration, and certainly not the last, but it’s easily the most successful.
This was the perfect vehicle to showcase then-new Toto frontman Joseph Williams’ broader vocal capabilities.
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 “We Can Make It Tonight” emerged as a terrific showcase for new vocalist Joseph Williams, but something was missing.