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Artist: Toto

Title: Kingdom Of Desire

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Category: AOR

Year: 1992

Label: Relativity

Catalog Number: 88561-1181-2

Personnel

Jeff Porcaro drums, percussion
David Paich keyboards, vocals
Steve Lukather guitar, lead vocals
Michael Porcaro bass
John Elefante backing vocals
Alex Brown backing voclas
Angel Rogers backing voclas
Fred White backing vocals
Philip Ingram backing vocals
Lenny Castro percussion
Richard Page backing vocals
Steve George backing vocals
Bobby Womack backing vocals
Chris Trujillo percussion
Jim Keltner percussion
C. J. Vanston pedal steel
Joseph Porcaro percussion

Tracks

1.  Gypsy Trains  6:45
2.  Don't Chain My Heart  4:46
3.  Never Enough  5:44
4.  How Many Times  5:42
5.  2 Hearts  5:13
6.  Wings Of Time  7:29
7.  She Knows The Devil  5:28
8.  The Other Side  4:40
9.  Only You  4:28
10.  Kick Down The Walls  4:54
11.  Kingdom Of Desire  7:17
12.  Jake To The Bone  7:05
13.  Little Wing Japanese bonus track  4:15  Cover: Jimi Hendrix
  
Total Running Time:  73:46

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Existing comments about this CD

From: koogles Date: January 3, 2002 at 20:36
After almost turning Toto into DeBarge, Jean-Michael "Tinkerbell" Byron was unceremoniously ousted. "Kingdom of Desire" is perhaps an over-reaction to the s(l)ickness of Toto's previous 3 albums. Lukather's vocals are sandpapery and some of the songs drag on pointlessly. Still, some good moments, on what I would call Toto's darkest album.

From: Rockforever Date: July 13, 2002 at 14:29
One of their most challenging albums.I am sick to death of peopple complaining about Toto's 90s albums (songs are too long,it's too dark,its not top 40 etc.).Give me a break.They do that stuff well,but they also do heavier,more experimental music as this album shows.The instrumental interplay between David Paich's keys and Steve Lukather's axe is a joy to behold, and the epic songs on display here are driven as forcefully as ever by the tight rhythm section of Mike and Jeff Porcaro.Great stuff.

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: February 23, 2003 at 11:54
Una vuelta de tuerca(o dos)le dan a su sonido los Toto en este disco,la verdad es que no tiene NADA que ver con sus discos de los 80.Yo diria que el disco esta diferneciado en dos partes,por un lado temas con un saborcillo rockero algo seco(yo me entiendo)y por otro lado temas mas AOR o melódicos pero encarados al sonido 90 como puedan ser Don't Chain My Heart o Kingdom Of Desire.A pesar de que prefiero a los Toto de los 80 este tiene sus temas de interés,y es que el que tuvo,retuvo.NO ESTA MAL.

From: robert Date: February 23, 2003 at 23:14
Vaya tela DON'T CHAIN MY HEART!!! Vaya grupazo, vaya musicos, vaya temas, vaya produccion, esto es un autentico lujazo!! Q grandes q sois TOTO!!

From: javier Date: August 16, 2003 at 14:51
Quizá este disco cueste un poco valorarlo ya que el sonido es un poco mas rockero, pero casi todas las canciones mantienen la esencia melódica.Para mi es un disco buenísimo.

From: pablo Date: November 15, 2003 at 13:46
Es un disco muy poco convencional en los Toto más clasicos y melodicos ,este es mas "hard" ,pero una verdadera joya ,la balada "two hearts together" es descomunal , 9,5/10

From: Zlatan Date: January 8, 2004 at 12:04
Heaviest Toto-album, without a doubt. Gypsy Train, Never Enough and the titletrack are pure hardrock played by the best musicians on the earth. Last album with Jeff Porcaro.

From: Date: January 28, 2004 at 15:23
Why wasn't this album a mega-hit. On the rise of Alternative music, just when 90's pop had fizzled out, Toto brings us a hard rock raw edgy album. There is no "metal" or headbangers songs, that Grunge was combatting. This album deserved a spot at the top. Paich trades his keys for a hammond and the album is Toto's BEST!

From: TIM (2) Date: August 17, 2004 at 7:29
I dislike this album immensely. Granted they wanted a change of style to a darker and more experimental sound (at the same time retaining those sugary ballads, just in case they fluke another hit), but it wasn't to my liking at all. Vocally this is pretty weak, and "The Other Side" and "2 Hearts" are probably the only tracks I've played more than once. If they want to play 6-minute bluesy hard rock dirges then at least change the band name. This is dull. 4/10.

From: Geoff Date: March 30, 2006 at 18:37
Hmm, never commented on this. This is about the only Toto release I can listen to a few songs off. I think the tracks I liked were 'How many times' and 'Two hearts' and maybe 'Wings of time'? Either way, whatever I liked off this only had an enjoyment factor for a very short time. Soon enough, the whole album combined as one giant boring mess. Whilst this is my fave Toto release, I'd still not recommend it. Countless filler, and a few decent tracks IMO.

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: August 20, 2007 at 21:21
Bueno, a lo mejor aqui me van a llover amenazas de muerte jeje. Bueno, hasta ese momento, su disco mas "Hard", con temas algo mas duros. En este disco te vas a encontrar mucha mucha guitarra de Lukather, es decir, que aqui Lukather es el que mas se luce, aparte de que aqui el es el vocalista principal, lo cual a mi opinión, le quita muchos colores a los temas, al carecer de un vocalista tipo Kimball o Williams con amplitud de registros. Aqui tenemos a un Lukather, que, si bien es un cantante

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: August 20, 2007 at 21:27
competente, pues aqui si lo vemos limitado, es mas, a ratos la voz de Lukather se parece a la de Gene Simmons, y el grupo termina a veces sonando a Hard Rock, pero bueno, cada quien. Aqui destacaría la estruendosa "Gypsy Train", "She Knows The Devil" a lo INXS, por supuesto la asombrosa "Jake To The Bone", la hermosa "Two Hearts" y la bellisima balada "Only You", que hiba a ser la balada de TOP GUN(Hasta que se decidieron por la de BERLIN). Los TOTO mas Hard te los encuentras aqui

From: Flavio_Gasperini Date: July 8, 2008 at 11:15
Man,this is Toto as it's best!!.Bluesy,Rockin',heavy but ALWAYS melodic and musical as only TOTO can deliver!.The guitar work from Luke is impressive and it also contais the best Toto ballad EVER (IMHO) :"TWO HEARTS.Other highlights includes "How Many Times"(Can anybody explain Jeff's fills during the solo?!),"The Other Side","Only You","Don't Chain My Heart" and one of the best instrumental tracks ever "Jake To The Bone"(Every serious musician should listen to this track).Jeff's playing here is amazing, what a way 2 say goodbye.RIP Jeff.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 6, 2011 at 23:01
A more rock oriented album but great!!!..it doesn't lose the essence of the band at all...well Toto is the kind of band that has tried from rock to AOR and fusion through out the years...best shots for me are "Don't Chain My Heart","Never Enough","How Many Times","Wings Of Time" & "Only You"(nice)...Steve took all the vocal duties as the lead one...recommended album...85/100

From: ShadowAngel Date: March 23, 2013 at 15:08
Now this album came as a shocker back then i thought i got the wrong CD and there's another TOTO around. Gypsy Train sounds nothing like TOTO. Luke takes over and the band turns hard rock with a dark vibe. That happy Love Ballad days are over as shown with Don't Chain my Heart. It's my favourite TOTO album there are so many awesome songs. The title track is amazing

From: hair metal again Date: March 13, 2015 at 4:39
superb release by TOTO and probably the best Lukather work ever listened to!flawless ,unique with strong vibe, TOTO prove that they can explore anything they want without losing their identity!essential

From: petermexico13 Date: October 4, 2016 at 20:25
Este es un disco muy distinto a su etapa de los años 80, inician la década de los 90 con el recopilatorio Past to Present que significó debut y despedida del cantante Jean-Michel Byron, enseguida empiezan la grabación de este trabajo aún con Jeff Porcaro a la batería, y muere unas semanas antes de ser lanzado, por lo que queda como un tributo a uno de sus líderes y formadores de la banda, en este disco es Steve Lukather quien lleva ls riendas, en cuanto a la voz y composiciones, con un sonido más duro y directo destacan cortes como " Don´t Chain My Heart" # Jake to the Bone" , " Gypsy Train", la balada "Only You", es un disco que hay que escuchar con detenimiento para encontrar la calidad de estas canciones. En lo personal uno que disfruto mucho, insisto, Toto es una banda infravalorada, estupendos músicos tanto de estudio como en vivo.


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