The Seventh One

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The Seventh One
Studio album by Toto
Released March 1, 1988
Recorded 1987-88
Genre Pop rock, soft rock, AOR
Length 53:40
Label Columbia
Producer George Massenburg, Bill Payne, Toto
Toto chronology
Fahrenheit
(1986)
The Seventh One
(1988)
Kingdom of Desire
(1992)

The Seventh One is Toto's seventh studio album. It was released in 1988, and became the best-received Toto album since Toto IV. This is the second and last album to feature Joseph Williams on lead vocals. He was fired after the Seventh One world tour due to loss of voice attributed to drug abuse.[1] The single "Pamela" reached number 22 in the Billboard charts.[2] The title track, "The Seventh One," is only featured on the Japanese version of the album and on the b-side of the "Pamela" single. It was also released on some compilations on a later date.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [3]
Los Angeles Times 1.5/4 stars[4]
People (Not favorable)[5]

Though critically well-received, The Seventh One was the first Toto album since Turn Back to have less than two charting hits in the US. According to Allmusic, it was a combination of this fact and the "anonymous" sound of the album's songs[3] which led to The Seventh One becoming the lowest charting Toto album on the Billboard Charts up to that point.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pamela" (David Paich, Joseph Williams) - 5:11
  2. "You Got Me" (Paich, J. Williams) - 3:11
  3. "Anna" (Steve Lukather, Randy Goodrum) - 4:58
  4. "Stop Loving You" (Lukather, Paich) - 4:29
  5. "Mushanga" (Paich, Jeff Porcaro) - 5:35
  6. "Stay Away" (Paich, Lukather) - 5:31
  7. "Straight for the Heart" (Paich, J. Williams) - 4:09
  8. "Only the Children" (Paich, Lukather, J. Williams) - 4:11
  9. "A Thousand Years" (J. Williams, Mark T. Williams, Paich) - 4:53
  10. "These Chains" (Lukather, Goodrum) - 4:59
  11. "Home of the Brave" (Paich, Lukather, Jimmy Webb, J. Williams) - 6:51
  12. "The Seventh One" (Paich, J. Williams) - 6:201

1 Only available on Japanese copies of the album.

Publishing[edit]

Tracks 1, 2 & 7 Copyright Hudmar Publishing Inc./Jogi Wimball Music. Tracks 3, 9 & 10 Copyright Rehtakul Veets Music/California Phase Music. Tracks 4 & 6 Copyright Rehtakul Veets Music/Hudmar Publishing. Track 5 Copyright Hudmar Publishing/Rising Storm Music. Track 8 Copyright Hudmar Publishing/Rehtakul Veets Music/Texascity Music. Track 11 Copyright Hudmar Publishing/Rehtakul Veets Music/White Oak Music/Jogi Wimball Music.

Production[edit]

  • Produced and recorded by Toto, George Massenburg and Bill Payne
  • Additional engineering by Sharon Rice, John Jessel and Steve Porcaro
  • Assistant engineers: Paul Dieter, Ken Fowler, Duane Seykora, Mark McKenna, Greg Dennen, Scott Symington
  • "Stay Away" mixed by Niko Bolas
  • Mastered by Doug Sax and Mike Reese

Personnel[edit]

Toto[edit]

and as guest musician:

Additional musicians[edit]

"Pamela"

  • Additional Backing Vocals: Tom Scott
  • Vibes: Joe Porcaro
  • Horns Arranged By Tom Scott

"You Got Me"

"Anna"

"Stop Loving You"

  • Additional Backing Vocals: Jon Anderson
  • Additional Percussion: Michael Fisher
  • Additional Keyboards: Bill Payne
  • Horns Arranged By Tom Scott

"Mushanga"

  • Additional Backing Vocals: Patti Austin
  • Additional Percussion: Joe Porcaro
  • Steel Drums: Andy Narell
  • Recorders & Flute: Jim Horn

"Stay Away"

"Straight For The Heart"

  • Additional Backing Vocals: Patti Austin
  • Saxophone: Jim Horn

"Only The Children"

"A Thousand Years"

  • Arranged By Mark T. Williams & Toto
  • Strings Arranged & Conducted By David Paich

"These Chains"

  • Vibes: Joe Porcaro
  • Horns Arranged By Tom Scott
  • Strings Arranged & Conducted By David Paich

"Home Of The Brave"

  • Strings Arranged By David Paich, Conducted By Marty Paich

Singles[edit]

  • Stop Loving You / The Seventh One
  • Stop Loving You / The Seventh One / I'll Be over You (12"/CD)
  • Pamela / You Got Me
  • Pamela / You Got Me / Stay Away (12"/CD)
  • Pamela / Stay Away (released in UK)
  • Pamela / Stay Away / Africa (12" UK release)
  • Pamela / Stay Away / Africa / Rosanna (CD)
  • Pamela / The Seventh One (released in USA)
  • Straight For The Heart / The Seventh One (released in USA)
  • Mushanga / Straight for the Heart (released in the Netherlands)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (2004). Steve Lukather: The hardest working guitarist in the business, Melodicrock.com.
  2. ^ Toto Chart History, Billboard.com. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
  3. ^ a b The Seventh One at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-11-31.
  4. ^ Mike, Boehm (1988-05-08). "RECORD RACK > But Who's Counting?". articles.latimes.com. The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-11-31. 
  5. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: The Seventh One". People. 1988-03-28. Retrieved 2013-11-31. 
  6. ^ Toto in the Billboard Charts, Allmusic. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
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Preceded by
Dirty Dancing (soundtrack)
by Various artists
Dutch Mega Chart number-one album
April 16 – May 14, 1988
Succeeded by
Stronger Than Pride by Sade