Turn Back (Toto album)
|Studio album by Toto|
|Recorded||March–November 1980, Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, CA|
|Genre||Arena rock, hard rock, soft rock|
|Producer||Toto & Geoff Workman|
Turn Back is the third studio album by the American rock group Toto. Although it achieved the band's first top-ten hit and steady sales in Japan, the album was a commercial disappointment elsewhere, failing to produce any charting singles and selling approximately 900,000 copies worldwide.
The group nearly lost their recording contract with Columbia Records but rebounded with 1982's Toto IV. "Turn Back" the third album , make an disappointing sales , because of a arena rock approach and more experimental songs written by the band . "Goodbye Elenore" was the only single from the album ,not received sucesss. However "Gift With A Golden Gun" , "English Eyes" and "A Million Miles Away" received performances from the band , from the last years. "If It´s The Last Night" was the first appearance of Joe Porcaro , percussionist and father of Steve , Jeff and future Toto member Mike Porcaro.
|1.||"Gift with a Golden Gun"||David Paich, Bobby Kimball||Kimball||4:00|
|2.||"English Eyes"||Paich, Kimball, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro||Kimball||6:11|
|3.||"Live for Today"||Steve Lukather||Lukather||4:00|
|4.||"A Million Miles Away"||Paich||Kimball||4:26|
|1.||"Goodbye Elenore"||Paich||Kimball, Lukather||4:52|
|2.||"I Think I Could Stand You Forever"||Paich||Lukather||5:25|
|3.||"Turn Back"||Kimball, Lukather||Kimball||3:58|
|4.||"If It's the Last Night"||Paich||Lukather||4:28|
- David Hungate: bass, acoustic guitar on "I Think I Could Stand You Forever"
- Bobby Kimball: lead and backing vocals
- Steve Lukather: guitars, lead and backing vocals
- David Paich: keyboards, backing vocals
- Jeff Porcaro: drums, percussion
- Steve Porcaro:keyboards, electronics, backing vocals
- Joe Porcaro: additional percussion on "If It's the Last Night"
- Producers: Toto and Geoff Workman
- Engineer: Geoff Workman
- Recordist: John Weaver
- "Goodbye Elenore" / "Turn Back"
- "If It's the Last Night" / "Turn Back" (released in the Netherlands)
- "Turn Back" / If It's the Last Night" (released in USA)
- "Live for today" / "A Million miles away" (released in Japan)
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