TOTO – XX [Japan Cardboard Sleeve miniLP remastered] Out Of Print

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With this “TOTO – XX : 1977-1997” we complete here the TOTO’s 4-disc Japanese Cardboard Sleeve miniLP replica reissue campaign (sold out), fully remastered.
“Toto XX: 1977-1997” was released to celebrate the band’s 20th Anniversary, including previously unreleased songs from all eras, outtakes, and live tracks from the band’s 20-year career.

Among the highlights there’s the brilliant AOR tune ‘Goin’ Home’, recorded during Bobby Kimball’s brief first reunion with the band in 1989, prior to the record company’s decision to replace him with new lead singer Jean-Michel Byron.
The song had later been recorded by Joseph Williams (co-written by him) and released on his 1997 album ‘3’.

Another great tune – and I scratch my head wondering why it never was released before – is the big ballad “Right Part Of Me” recorded in 1984. With lead vocals perfomed by Kimball, an exquisite co-production by master Greg Ladanyi, and strings arranged by James Newton Howard / performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, this track easily could have been a hit in the mid-Eightes.

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It’s great see that some older, previously unheard Toto songs have been finally released, like ‘Mrs. Johnson’, ‘Love Is a Man’s World’ and ‘Miss Sun’ (all recorded in 1977) or the excellent ‘Tale of a Man’ (1979).

If you want material from the more ‘commercial’ Toto era, the bright ‘Last Night’ (recorded in 1987), and ‘In a Word’ and ‘Modern Eyes’ (both from 1986) will make your day for your classic AOR needs.

Additionally, we have some stupendous live recordings: the rocking take of “On the Run” is to die for, while the extended performance of ‘Africa’ captured at the Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997, is simply great.

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Your Toto collection isn’t complete without “TOTO – XX : 1977-1997”, a collection of previously unreleased great tunes. A must for the fans, and a fine slice of classic AOR for all aficionados to this genre.
Highly Recommended

Sony Music Japan 【SICP-3120】
T O T O XX 『 来日記念 紙ジャケ③ 』

01 – Goin’ Home (Recorded in 1989)
02 – Tale of a Man (Recorded in 1979)
03 – Last Night (Recorded in 1987)
04 – In a Word (Recorded in 1986)
05 – Modern Eyes (Recorded in 1986)
06 – Right Part of Me (Recorded in 1984)
07 – Mrs. Johnson (Recorded in 1977)
08 – Miss Sun (Recorded in 1977)
09 – Love Is a Man’s World (Recorded in 1977)
10 – On the Run (Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival ’91)
11 – Dave’s Gone Skiing (Live, Recorded in 1997)
12 – Baba Mnumzane (Live, Recorded in 1997)
13 – Africa (Live, Recorded in 1997)

Bobby Kimball, Joseph Williams – vocals
Steve Lukather – guitars, vocals
David Paich – keyboards, vocals
Mike Porcaro, David Hungate – bass
Jeff Porcaro, Simon Phillips – drums, percussion

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