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Artist: Toto

Title: Toto IV

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Toto Toto IV Album Cover

 

Category: AOR

Year: 1982

Label: Columbia Records

Catalog Number: CK-37728

Personnel

Bobby Kimball lead and backing vocals
Steve Lukather guitar, piano, backing vocals
Marty Paich strings
David Paich keyboards, backing vocals
Jeff Porcaro percussion, drums
Steve Porcaro keyboards, vocals
Mike Porcaro cello
Joe Porcaro percussion, xylophone
Roger Linn synthesizer
Timothy B. Schmit backing vocals
Scott Scott saxophone
James Pankow trombone
Joachim Joggi Smith saxophone
Jon Smith saxophone
Tom Scott saxophone
Lenny Castro percussion
Ralph Dyck synthesizer
Gary Grant trumpet
Jim Horn saxophone
David Hungate bass
Tom Kelly backing vocals

Tracks

1.  Rosanna  5:31
2.  Make Believe  3:45
3.  I Won't Hold You Back  4:56
4.  Good for You  3:20
5.  It's a Feeling  4:57
6.  Afraid of Love  3:05
7.  Lovers in the Night  3:51
8.  We Made It  4:25
9.  Waiting for Your Love  3:56
10.  Africa  4:13
  
Total Running Time:  41:59

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Existing comments about this CD

From: koogles Date: January 3, 2002 at 21:01
Killer AOR that was a commercial comeback, and then some, for Toto. "Africa" is a FASCINATING song, lyrically and rhythmically. "Rosanna" is irresistable as well with the best vocal ideas I've ever heard from Toto. "I Won't Hold You Back" is one of the dramatic ballads ever written by anyone. Some of the album tracks are a bit iffy but this CD has WAY more ups than downs. A Grammy winner and a HANDS-DOWN classic.

From: koogles Date: January 3, 2002 at 21:05
Killer AOR that was a commercial comeback, and then some, for Toto. "Africa" is a FASCINATING song, lyrically and rhythmically. "Rosanna" is irresistable as well, with excellent use of dynamics and some of the best vocal ideas I've ever heard from Toto! "I Won't Hold You Back" is one of the most dramatic ballads ever written by anyone. Some of the album tracks are a bit iffy but this CD has WAY more ups than downs. A Grammy winner and a HANDS-DOWN classic.

From: Rockforever Date: July 13, 2002 at 14:24
An AOR classic,and one of Toto's best albums.Africa is the most well known track,and is still as evocative and stirring as ever.Rosanna is a great leadoff song;Make Believe and I Won't Hold You back are among the other great tracks.Perhaps only 1 or 2 are sub-excellent. The band display the kind of stellar musicianship one expects of LA session players,and Toto IV is peppered with elaborate guitar and keyboard solos.Luke is a great guitarist,while Dave Paich is a master of the keys. AOR classic.

From: robert Date: October 20, 2002 at 10:20
¡Que elenco de musicazos para una de las mas grandes obras de arte d todos los tiempos. Sin duda un disco 10, y encima del 82',con mas merito si cabe, por ser uno de los primeros y precursores de este amado estilo. NO puedo decir mas, los temas hablan por si solos. GENIOS!!!!!!!

From: Andre Tekken Date: November 11, 2002 at 8:41
Their signature album!Also their best selling release!On this one they`ve found great balance between mature songwritting,as musicianship,with pop-classic all time hits as Rosanna!!The whole album still shows some of Toto`s quite prog-jazzistic past as a spice to new radio anthems!But Africa is the highlight of this effort,with it`s epic,anthemic,gloomy,misterious atmosphere!!A single tune can surely bring you to another level!90 out of 10!Essential to ANY rock collection!!

From: ED Date: October 17, 2003 at 9:39
AFRICA is my favorite song from TOTO. My dad loves TOTO and he got me hooked!

From: Blaster Date: March 11, 2004 at 4:53
South Park was right, everyone loves Toto, and this album was the reason. Gotta love Africa and I Won't Hold You Back, this album is sequenced perfectly. They never even came close to topping this one.

From: Eddie Date: April 11, 2004 at 16:27
Fundamental. Kimball forma ya parte de la historia como uno de los más grandes. ¿Y Lukather?... grabó su nombre con letras de oro.

From: AOR_Freak Date: August 2, 2004 at 7:35
This is an alltime classic, period. I'll be short, for those who have it like me, i salute them, for those younger who are new into this kind od music, BUY IT, BUY IT and then again BUY IT!!

From: Rycheage Date: August 17, 2004 at 23:39
This is indeed an all-time classic. "Rosanna", "Africa", "Make Believe" and "I Won't Hold You Back" are exquisite AOR. This album defies all reviews because IMO there is nothing wrong with it. High quality stuff and highly recommended!!

From: TIM (2) Date: August 18, 2004 at 4:09
This one certainly deserves its 'classic' status. "I Won't Hold you Back" is awesome, as is "Africa" (which they surely tried to copy with "Home of the Brave" from their "Seventh One" album, they sound remarkably similar..). You can get most Toto albums for hardly anything now, and I would recommend all their 80's albums to any AOR fan, with this one surely being their peak. 10/10.

From: iron-roses Date: August 20, 2004 at 9:45
An incredible album,if you don´t have it you MUST buey it!!! Long live Rock n´Roll!!!!!!!!!!!

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From: Jez Date: August 20, 2004 at 11:38
Classic - no more, no less. The benchmark for Westcoat/ AOR, and a cd that they (& most others) will probably never better, (although they have come close on 2 or 3 occassions - Fahrenheit, Isolation, 7th One). This one has everything, perfect playing, songs, production. In this day and age you can't say that about many releases. Not many albums get a 10 from me, but this is one of them. If you haven't got a copy shame on you.

From: Joan Date: October 15, 2004 at 16:50
Nadie menciona el que para mi es el mejor temazo rockero del disco: Afraid of love!

From: TONI MALLORCA Date: February 25, 2005 at 12:57
LOVERS IN THE NIGHT FUE EL MEJOR TEMA QUE ESCRIBIO DAVID PAICH JAMAS!!! Y NO FUE EXITO,QUE INJUSTICIA,EN CAMBIO AFRICA EL TEMA ESTRELLA ME HA ABURRIDO SIEMPRE.

From: HouseOfLordsBrisba Date: July 3, 2007 at 8:52
If we ever get invaded by aliens, and they want to know what AOR is, hand them a copy of this album. Brilliant!

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: August 18, 2007 at 19:30
El disco mas exitoso de TOTO, con el que dieron el espaldarazo a nivel mundial, gracias a un contagioso balance en todas sus líneas, y un maravilloso elenco de musicos: Ahi tenemos a "Rossana", una de las mas grandes glorias del AOR, uno de esos pocos singles de éxito en el cual cada uno de los integrantes se luce; "Make Believe" es un medio tiempo alegre en la onda de "Hold The Line"; "I Won´t Hold You Back" es una de sus mas bellas baladas con el sello clásico de Steve Lukather; La super...

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: August 18, 2007 at 19:35
West coast "Good For You" mostrando a Kimball en gran momento vocal haciendo uso de sus influencias R&B; la elegante y fina "It´s A Feeling" a cargo de Steve Porcaro en la voz, perfecta para momentos tranquilos; Quizá el tema mas AOR del disco sea "Afraid Of Love", un Rock and Roll contagioso y pegadizo; la impresionante "Lovers In The Night"; el ritmo super pegadizo de "We Made It"; la semi motown "Waiting For Your Love" y para finalizar la elegante "Africa", todo un clasico. IMPRESCINDIBLE

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: August 18, 2007 at 19:36
West coast "Good For You" mostrando a Kimball en gran momento vocal haciendo uso de sus influencias R&B; la elegante y fina "It´s A Feeling" a cargo de Steve Porcaro en la voz, perfecta para momentos tranquilos; Quizá el tema mas AOR del disco sea "Afraid Of Love", un Rock and Roll contagioso y pegadizo; la impresionante "Lovers In The Night"; el ritmo super pegadizo de "We Made It"; la semi motown "Waiting For Your Love" y para finalizar la elegante "Africa", todo un clasico. IMPRESCINDIBLE

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: August 18, 2007 at 19:37
West coast "Good For You" mostrando a Kimball en gran momento vocal haciendo uso de sus influencias R&B; la elegante y fina "It´s A Feeling" a cargo de Steve Porcaro en la voz, perfecta para momentos tranquilos; Quizá el tema mas AOR del disco sea "Afraid Of Love", un Rock and Roll contagioso y pegadizo; la impresionante "Lovers In The Night"; el ritmo super pegadizo de "We Made It"; la semi motown "Waiting For Your Love" y para finalizar la elegante "Africa", todo un clasico. IMPRESCINDIBLE

From: TONI MALLORCA Date: October 20, 2007 at 6:13
ni rosanna!!!,ni africa!!!!,el mejor tema del album y quiza lo mejor que a compuesto paich en toda la historia es "lovers in the night"

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: December 11, 2007 at 21:59
Otro tremenda banda TOTOgran Icono para el gran Inicio de AOR, sin duda alguna todo un CLASICO, que falta de respeto la mia al no comentar el trabajo de este gran Grupo que es todo un Clasico todo lo que venga de aquellas epocas doradas en mi son bienbenidas ya que son pura magia, tales melodias que se sabian hacer en aquellos tiempos totalmente clasicos y agradables, musica para los chicos buenos de las peliculas un expectacular trabajo todo un Classic Classic Classic Classic Classic!!

From: halfordhughes Date: April 22, 2011 at 0:38
totos best album with debut album!!!awesome!!!

From: 123charpenay Date: May 13, 2012 at 16:02
the classic among the classixxxxx with a record like this all comments are difficults cause you write about one of the best a o r record ever from the best musicians all over the world.my booklett is signed by the masters musicians of toto before a concert in my town lyon!!!!!!!steve luckater is a very nice man who drink tea before playing on stage.

From: RClap Date: August 10, 2012 at 17:16
Fantastic album. Great songs with hooks, melody and great performance. A Must Have. 100/100

From: ShadowAngel Date: March 23, 2013 at 14:47
6 Grammmies, two timeless classics and the critices hated it like nothing else. What else is there to say? It's probably THE album that defined what the public thought when it comes to TOTO. If only there was a real rocker here, so the "Soft Rock"-stigma would've never appeared... Still, there are a lot of great songs like Lovers in the Night, Afraid of Love, Make Believe, Rosanna and It's a Feeling. I think Africa was always one of the weaker songs or let's say every Live version and especially the one from TOTO XX blows the studio version away.

From: hair metal again Date: February 7, 2015 at 16:28
fantastic release by TOTO and a classic of the 80s for sure!talent,musicianship,songwriting,personality...everything is here and IV is a unique album!great balance between keys &guitars .sensational performances by all members and great songs are offered!essential

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 31, 2015 at 19:49
This release put Toto at its highest peak even though since Record number one the band had achieved a really stand out in credibility as musicians and composers,music wise everywehere,indeed this one displays good Westcoast/Lite/AOR oriented pieces of music...my faves are the mega hits "Rosanna","Africa","Make Believe" & "I Won't Hold You Back"(beautiful song)...86/100

From: petermexico13 Date: October 4, 2016 at 12:50
Increíble que este disco tenga tan pocas reseñas, sobretodo de personas que se autonombran excelentes conocedores de este género tan grande como es el AOR, sin duda TOTO IV es uno de los discos más importantes no sólo del género y de la década de los 80, sino también de la música en general, es imposible no ponerte de buenas cuando alguna de sus más clásicas canciones son tocadas en cualquier parte, este es uno de esos discos que casi todo el mundo conoce ( por no decir absolutamente todos ), y el disco que colocó a estos estupendos músicos en la memoria eterna de varias generaciones, sus 3 temas más conocidos son parte de la historia de la música, el tema " Afraid of Love" uno de mis favoritos de TOTO, "Waiting for Your Love y "Make Believe" también son grandes composiciones, si por alguna razón no han escuchado este disco completo, no pierdan oportunidad sobretodo ahora que han sido reeditados con un gran sonido. Un grupo de grandes músicos que merecen más reconocimiento.


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