This was the perfect vehicle to showcase then-new Toto frontman Joseph Williams’ broader vocal capabilities.
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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.
Toto’s ‘Fahrenheit’ turned back to the more radio-friendly approach of ‘Toto IV,’ beginning with this lead single featuring new frontman Joseph Williams.
The only problem with Fergie Frederiksen’s tenure as frontman with Toto, in my humble opinion, is that it didn’t last long enough.
“Holyanna” is perhaps Toto’s second best “name” song – after “Rosanna,” of course.
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.
“Isolation,” a catchy track with some clever musicianship, was an apt description of where Toto was in 1984.
Toto’s “Endless” shares the pop sensibility that made ‘Toto IV’ so popular – but, unfortunately for some fans, not the same lead singer.
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.”