Tambu is the ninth studio album by Toto released in May 1995. Tambu sold 600,000 copies worldwide. It was the first Toto studio album since the death of Jeff Porcaro in 1992. It includes the single "I Will Remember", which failed to chart in the USA but was the band's first chart hit in the UK since "I Won't Hold You Back" 12 years before.
Allmusic's review reflected on the album as a major change of direction for Toto, commenting on the anguished and highly vague philosophical lyrics and the focused, bluesy musical style. They found Steve Lukather's performance as chief lead vocalist of such quality that it was puzzling why he hadn't been given the role earlier, and concluded "You couldn't call the result accomplished, but Tambu suggested that Toto was embarked on a new personal and musical journey that might lead in an interesting direction."
The Absolute Sound called the album "brilliant" and "near-perfect", saying that it was better than the band's previous works.
Steve Lukather – guitars; lead and backing vocals; bass fills on "Baby He's Your Man"; mandolin on "The Road Goes On"; synthesizer and piano on "I Will Remember", "The Other End of Time", and "Just Can't Get to You"
David Paich – synthesizer (except on "I Will Remember"), piano (except on "The Other End of Time" and "Just Can't Get to You"), conductor, Hammond organ on "The Turning Point" and "Just Can't Get to You", string arrangements, backing vocals, lead vocals on "The Turning Point" and "Drag Him to the Roof"