Fahrenheit (Toto album)

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Fahrenheit
Toto-Fahrenheit.jpg
Studio album by Toto
Released August 1986
Recorded 1986 at Record One, Manor Studio & The Complex (Los Angeles, CA); Bill Schnee Studios & The Villa (North Hollywood, CA).
Genre Pop rock, funk rock, rhythm & blues
Length 44:07
Label Columbia
Producer Toto
Toto chronology
Isolation
(1984)
Fahrenheit
(1986)
The Seventh One
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 4.5/5 stars [2]

Fahrenheit is the sixth studio album by Toto, released in 1986. It was their first album to feature Joseph Williams on lead vocals. Former lead singer Fergie Frederiksen was fired due to problems with his ability in the studio.[3] However, he sings backing vocals on the song "Could This Be Love". It was also the last Toto album until Toto XIV in 2015 to feature keyboardist Steve Porcaro as a permanent member, as he left after the Fahrenheit tour. The album failed to go gold until 1994,[4] but featured two top forty singles in "I'll Be Over You" (#11) and "Without Your Love" (#38). Singer/dancer Paula Abdul appears in the video for the third single, "Till The End."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Till the End"   David Paich & Joseph Williams 5:17
2. "We Can Make It Tonight"   Barry Bregman/Jeff Porcaro & Joseph Williams 4:16
3. "Without Your Love"   Paich 4:33
4. "Can't Stand It Any Longer"   Steve Lukather, Paich, Williams 4:40
5. "I'll Be Over You"   Randy Goodrum, Lukather 3:50
6. "Fahrenheit"   Paich, J. Porcaro, Williams 4:39
7. "Somewhere Tonight"   Lukather, Paich, J. Porcaro 3:46
8. "Could This Be Love"   Paich, Williams 5:14
9. "Lea"   Steve Porcaro 4:29
10. "Don't Stop Me Now"   Lukather, Paich 3:05

Personnel[edit]

Toto[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Arranged & Produced by Toto
  • Engineers: Tom Knox and Shep Lonsdale
  • Additional Engineering: Dan Garcia, Murray Dvorkin, John Jessel, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, Teruo "Mu" Murakami, Jack Joseph Puig, Mike Ross and Duane Seykora.
  • Technicians: Keith Albright, Brent Averill, Bob Bradshaw, Paul Jamieson, John Jessel, Art Kelm, Roger Linn, Roger Nichols and Eli Slawson.
  • Mixing: Greg Ladanyi (Tracks #1-9) and Tom Knox (Track #10).
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk (New York City, NY).
  • Production Coordination: Chris Littleton
  • Art Direction: Tony Lane and Nancy Donald
  • Photography: Michael Going
  • Sleeve Photography: Jim Shea
  • Management: Larry Fitzgerald and Mark Hartley at Fitzgerald Hartley Co.

Additional notes[edit]

  • Catalogue: (CD) Columbia CK-40273

Singles[edit]

  • "I'll Be Over You" / "In a Word"
  • "I'll Be Over You" / "In a Word" / "Africa" / "99" [12" UK / Europe]
  • "Without Your Love" / "Can't Stand It Any Longer"
  • "Till the End" / "Don't Stop Me Now" [US / Japan]
  • "Lea" / "Don't Stop Me Now" (released in the Netherlands and Philippines)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Toto Fahrenheit review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  2. ^ Oliver, Derek (30 October 1986). "Toto 'Fahrenheit'". Kerrang!. 132. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 27. 
  3. ^ (2004). Steve Lukather: The hardest working guitarist in the business, Melodicrock.com.
  4. ^ Fahrenheit was certified gold on 10/03/1994, according to www.riaa.com
  5. ^ (April 20, 2007). "Paula Abdul", The Official Toto Website.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  7. ^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved August 3, 2012
  8. ^ "dutchcharts.nl Toto – Fahrenheit" (ASP). Hung Medien (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 285. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  10. ^ a b "Hit Parade Italia - Gli album più venduti del 1986" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  11. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  12. ^ "norwegiancharts.com Toto – Fahrenheit" (ASP). Hung Medien. VG-lista. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ "swedishcharts.com Toto – Fahrenheit" (ASP) (in Swedish). Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Toto - Fahrenheit - hitparade.ch" (in German). Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Chart Stats - Toto – Fahrenheit" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  16. ^ "allmusic ((( Fahrenheit > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Album Search: Toto – Fahrenheit" (in German). Media Control. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  18. ^ "American album certifications – Toto – Fahrenheit". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 3, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH