Falling in Between

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Falling in Between
Studio album by Toto
Released February 14, 2006
Recorded February–October 2005
Genre Hard rock, pop rock, soft rock
Length 50:36
Label Frontiers
Producer Toto
Toto chronology
The Essential Toto
(2003)
Falling in Between
(2006)
Falling in Between Live
(2007)

Falling in Between is the 12th studio album by American rock band, Toto. The album was released in February 2006 on the Italian label Frontiers Records, with a world tour to follow. It was the band's first studio release since Through the Looking Glass in 2002, and the first to include keyboardist/vocalist Greg Phillinganes. Phillinganes originally began playing with Toto as a touring replacement for David Paich, who had retired from the road. Another Porcaro brother, Steve, helped found the group and continues to work in the studio with the band, though he quit as a full-time member following the Fahrenheit album in 1987. Similarly, Lenny Castro has never been a member of the group, but has persistently contributed to their recordings since their first album, in 1978.

Other guest artists appearing on the album include then-former Toto singer Joseph Williams, saxophonist Tom Scott, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Chicago trombonist James Pankow, and Jason Scheff, also from Chicago.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Allmusic's review of the album was generally derisive, accusing Toto of creating little more than imitations of other bands, claiming that they don't find their footing until halfway through, and even going so far as to describe the album as "a band trying to find itself during a midlife crisis." They did, however, praise Steve Lukather's lead vocals (while quietly insinuating that the years have not been as kind to the other lead vocalists on the album) and made note of the "amazing production values" of the recordings.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by David Paich, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, Simon Phillips, and Mike Porcaro except where noted. 

No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Falling in Between" (Paich, Lukather, Kimball, M. Porcaro, Greg Phillinganes, Phillips) Kimball and Phillinganes 4:06
2. "Dying on My Feet"   Kimball 6:11
3. "Bottom of Your Soul"   Lukather and Williams 6:58
4. "King of the World" (Kimball, Lukather, Paich, Steve Porcaro, Phillips, M. Porcaro) Paich, Lukather, and Kimball 4:04
5. "Hooked"   Kimball 4:36
6. "Simple Life" (Lukather) Lukather 2:22
7. "Taint Your World"   Kimball 4:01
8. "Let It Go" (Lukather, Paich, Phillinganes, Phillips, Kimball, M. Porcaro) Phillinganes 5:00
9. "Spiritual Man" (Paich) Paich, Kimball, and Phillinganes 5:22
10. "No End in Sight"   Lukather and Kimball 6:10
11. "The Reeferman" (Lukather, M. Porcaro, Paich, Phillips (US, Canadian and Japanese bonus track)) none 1:46

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Joseph Williams - lead vocal on "Bottom of Your Soul"
  • Steve Porcaro - synthesizers on "Dying on My Feet", "Hooked", "Let it Go", and "No End in Sight"; sound design on "Falling in Between", "King of the World", "Hooked", "Taint Your World", and "No End in Sight"
  • Ian Anderson - flute on "Hooked"
  • L. Shankar - violin on "Falling in Between", backing vocals on "Falling in Between" and "Bottom of Your Soul"
  • James Pankow - trombone and horn arrangement on "Dying on My Feet"
  • Ray Hermann - tenor saxophone on "Dying on My Feet"
  • Lee Thornburg - trumpet on "Dying on My Feet"
  • Tom Scott - tenor saxophone on "Spiritual Man"
  • Roy Hargrove - trumpet and flugelhorn on "The Reeferman"
  • Jason Scheff - backing vocals on "Falling in Between", "Bottom of Your Soul", and "King of the World"
  • Trevor Lukather - backing vocal on "Hooked"
  • James Tormé - backing vocal on "Hooked"
  • Monet - backing vocal on "Spiritual Man"
  • Lenny Castro - percussion

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Toto
  • Mixed by Steve McMillan
  • Engineered by Simpn Phillips, with additional engineering by Steve Barri Cohen, Mike Ging, John Jessel & Phillip Sousan
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen

Singles[edit]

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