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Toto, “Change of Heart” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Change of Heart” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

The only problem with Fergie Frederiksen’s tenure as frontman with Toto, in my humble opinion, is that it didn’t last long enough.

Toto, “Holyanna” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Holyanna” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

“Holyanna” is perhaps Toto’s second best “name” song – after “Rosanna,” of course.

Toto, “Mr. Friendly” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Mr. Friendly” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

While it’s not their best, ‘Mr. Friendly’ is still proof that Toto, even at their weaker moments, was and still is light years beyond other bands.

Toto, “Isolation” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Isolation” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

“Isolation,” a catchy track with some clever musicianship, was an apt description of where Toto was in 1984.

Toto, “Endless” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Endless” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “Endless” shares the pop sensibility that made ‘Toto IV’ so popular – but, unfortunately for some fans, not the same lead singer.

Toto, “How Does It Feel” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “How Does It Feel” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

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.”

Toto, “Angel Don’t Cry” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Angel Don’t Cry” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

“Angel Don’t Cry” should have been the leadoff single from 1984’s ‘Isolation,’ showcasing Toto’s new lead singer.

Toto, “Stranger in Town” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Stranger in Town” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

“Stranger in Town” was written by Toto’s David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, who also composed the smash hit “Africa.” But it couldn’t be more different.

Toto, “Lion” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Lion” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Lyrically direct yet with a playful turn on the word “lion,” this Fergie Frederiksen-sung Toto song is sharp, funky and precise.

Toto, “Carmen” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Carmen” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Toto should have been on top of the world after the blockbuster ‘Toto IV.’ Instead, their follow up ‘Isolation’ found the band in a state of flux.