Toto IV

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Toto IV
Studio album by Toto
Released April 8, 1982
Recorded 1981-82 Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California and Record One, Los Angeles, California. Strings recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England. Additional recording at "Hogg Manor".
Genre Arena rock, pop rock, jazz rock, rhythm & blues
Length 41:59
Label Columbia
Producer Toto
Toto chronology
Turn Back
(1981)
Toto IV
(1982)
Isolation
(1984)
Singles from Toto IV
  1. "Rosanna"
    Released: 1982
  2. "Make Believe"
    Released: 1982
  3. "Africa"
    Released: September 1982
  4. "Afraid of Love"
    Released: 1982
  5. "Lovers in the Night"
    Released: 1982
  6. "I Won't Hold You Back"
    Released: 1983
  7. "Waiting for Your Love"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Toto IV is the Triple Platinum, Grammy Award-winning fourth studio album by American Rock band Toto released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). The disc became a hit throughout the world.

The album received six Grammy Awards including Record of the Year for "Rosanna", Album of the Year and Producer of the Year for the band. It reached number four on the Billboard Pop Albums chart shortly after its release in 1982.

The lead-off single, "Rosanna", held at #2 for five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, while the album's third single, "Africa", became the group's first #1 hit.[4] Both songs were smash hits in the UK as well, reaching no. 12 and no. 3 respectively.[5] "I Won't Hold You Back" came next and hit #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart as well as the Pop Top 10 in the USA.[4] It also went Top 40 in the UK.[5] With the success of "Africa", the album climbed back into the top 10 in early 1983 on both sides of the Atlantic.

The album featured a stronger dose of the hard rock/R&B-fusion that had characterized their self-titled first album than had been heard on their previous two albums.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Rosanna"   David Paich Lukather and Kimball 5:31
2. "Make Believe"   Paich Kimball 3:45
3. "I Won't Hold You Back"   Steve Lukather Lukather 4:56
4. "Good for You"   Bobby Kimball, Lukather Kimball 3:20
5. "It's a Feeling"   Steve Porcaro Porcaro 3:08
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
6. "Afraid of Love"   Lukather, Paich, Jeff Porcaro Lukather 3:51
7. "Lovers in the Night"   Paich Paich 4:26
8. "We Made It"   Paich, J. Porcaro Kimball 3:58
9. "Waiting for Your Love"   Kimball, Paich Kimball 4:13
10. "Africa"   Paich, J. Porcaro Paich 4:57

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[25] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[26] Gold 34,179[26]
France (SNEP)[27] Platinum 370,600[28]
Germany (BVMI)[29] Platinum 500,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[30] Gold 7,500*
Japan (Oricon Charts) 327,000[11]
Netherlands (NVPI)[31] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[32] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[33] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

Toto
Additional personnel
  • James Newton Howard - strings, arranger, conductor, orchestral arrangements
  • Tom Scott - saxophone on "Rosanna" and "Lovers in the Night"
  • Lenny Castro - percussion, conga
  • Joe Porcaro - percussion
  • Ralph Dyck - synthesizer on "Lovers in the Night" and synthesizer programming
  • Martyn Ford - strings
  • Gary Grant - trumpet on "Rosanna"
  • Jerry Hey - trumpet and horn arrangements on "Rosanna"
  • James Pankow - trombone on "Rosanna"[34]
  • Jim Horn - saxophone on "Rosanna" and "Lovers in the Night", recorders on "Africa"
  • Tom Kelly - backing vocals on "Rosanna" and "Make Believe"
  • Marty Paich - orchestral arrangements on "I Won't Hold You Back"
  • Roger Linn - synthesizer programming on "Good For You"
  • Mike Porcaro - cello on "Good For You"
  • Timothy B. Schmit - backing vocals on "I Won't Hold You Back", "Good For You", and "Africa"
  • Al Schmitt - engineer
  • Jon Smith - saxophone on "Make Believe"

Singles[edit]

  • "Rosanna" / "It's a Feeling"
  • "Africa" / "We Made It" (released in Europe)
  • "Africa" / "Good for You" (released outside Europe)
  • "Make Believe" / "We Made It"
  • "Make Believe" / "Lovers in the Night" (released in the Netherlands)
  • "I Won't Hold You Back" / "Afraid of Love"
  • "I Won't Hold You Back" / "Waiting for Your Love" (released in the Netherlands and Japan)
  • "I Won't Hold You Back" / "Hold the Line" / "99" / "Goodbye Elenore" (12" UK release)
  • "Waiting for Your Love" / "Lovers in the Night"
  • "Afraid of Love" / "We Made It" (released in Japan)

Later samples[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived November 18, 2007)
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  5. ^ a b Toto UK chart history, The Official Charts. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  7. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (1982-03-26). Billboard.com - Hits of the World. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
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  9. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Albums classés par Artiste > Choisir Un Artiste Dans la Liste" (PHP) (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  10. ^ a b "Hit Parade Italia - Gli album più venduti del 1982" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  11. ^ a b Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
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  26. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
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  28. ^ "Les Albums Platine". infodisc.fr. SNEP. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
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  30. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1984". IFPI Hong Kong. 
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Preceded by
The Concert in Central Park
by Simon & Garfunkel
Dutch Mega Chart number-one album
September 11, 1982
Succeeded by
The Concert in Central Park
by Simon & Garfunkel
Preceded by
Built for Speed by Stray Cats
Top Canadian Chart number-one album
March 12 – April 9, 1983
Succeeded by
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Preceded by
25 Years of Gold by Cliff Richard
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
April 4–10, 1983
Succeeded by
Go for It by Various artists