is the Isolation Gold-certified fifth studio album by Toto, released on October 18, 1984. This was one of two albums the band made with Fergie Frederiksen as the primary vocalist, the other being their soundtrack to . Dune Isolation failed to achieve the popularity of its predecessor, , although it achieved gold record status and gave the band their highest charting mainstream rock single " Toto IV Stranger in Town" (No. 7). Relatively few songs from this album were featured in live performances after 1985's Isolation World Tour. 
Background and Recording [ edit ]
Frederiksen, singing lead on seven of the ten tracks, replaced original Toto vocalist
Bobby Kimball while the band was in the recording process for the album. Kimball had recorded vocals for some of the album's tracks prior to his termination; sources differ on how many - Kimball says most of the album, whereas David Paich and Steve Lukather say around 3 or 4 songs.  Some of Kimball's background vocals can be heard on the record, such as in their single "  Stranger in Town", and at least one song, "Lion", had a demo recording with Kimball on lead vocals before being recorded with Frederiksen. 
Reception [ edit ]
Allmusic's retrospective review praised the performances of Jeff Porcaro, David Paich, and Steve Lukather in passing but dismissed Isolation as "a Journey clone album, minus the aching ballads that had made Journey such a success." 
Track listing [ edit ]
Frederiksen, Lukather, Paich
Frederiksen, Lukather, Paich, J. Porcaro,
Mike Porcaro 4:22
"Change of Heart"
Paich, J. Porcaro
Production [ edit ]
Produced by Toto
Niko Bolas, Tom Knox, Greg Ladanyi and Shep Lonsdale. Assistant Engineers: Richard Bosworth, Ann Calnan, Terry Christian, Tom Fletcher, Stuart Furusho, Bill Jackson, Brian Malouf, Peggy McCreary, Franz Pusch, Duane Seykora and David Schober.
Strings engineered by John Kurlander
Mixing: Greg Ladanyi and Toto
Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab (Los Angeles, CA). Art Direction and Design: Bill Murphy
Illustration: Robert Kopecky
Photography: Raul Vega
Personnel [ edit ]
Fergie Frederiksen - lead vocals (except on "Stranger in Town", "How Does it Feel" and "Holyanna"), backing vocals
Steve Lukather - guitars, backing vocals, lead vocal on "How Does It Feel"
David Paich - keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Stranger In Town" and "Holyanna", co-lead vocal on "Carmen", orchestral arrangements on "How Does it Feel" and "Change of Heart"
Steve Porcaro - keyboards, electronic sounds
Mike Porcaro - bass
Jeff Porcaro - drums, percussion
Additional musicians [ edit ]
Additional notes [ edit ]
Catalogue: (LP) Columbia 9C9-39911, (CD) Columbia CK-38962
Singles [ edit ]
/ Change of Heart Stranger in Town
Holyanna / Mr. Friendly
How Does It Feel / Mr. Friendly
Angel Don't Cry / Mr. Friendly (released in Australia)
Endless / Isolation (released in UK)
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
French Albums Chart
Italian Albums Chart
Japanese Albums Chart
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Schraa, Benno (2007). Setlists of Toto, Toto Rocks.
^ March 2005. Bobby Kimball interview, Bobby Kimball Official Website.
^ (2004). Steve Lukather: The hardest working guitarist in the business, Melodicrock.com.
^ Ritchie, Jason (2002). 10 Questions With...: Fergie Frederiksen, Get Ready to Rock!: The Website for Classic, Metal, & Progressive Rock.
^ a b Isolation at AllMusic
^ Kent, David (1993). . Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved August 1, 2012
^ "dutchcharts.nl Toto – Isolation" (ASP). Hung Medien (in Dutch). MegaCharts . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
^ 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.
^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Albums classés par Artiste > Choisir Un Artiste Dans la Liste" (PHP) (in French). infodisc.fr . Retrieved . August 3, 2012 Note: user must select 'Toto' from drop-down
^ a b "Hit Parade Italia - Gli album più venduti del 1984" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it . Retrieved . August 3, 2012
^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
^ "norwegiancharts.com Toto – Isolation" (ASP). Hung Medien. VG-lista . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
^ "swedishcharts.com Toto – Isolation" (ASP) (in Swedish) . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
^ "Toto - Isolation - hitparade.ch" (in German) . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
^ "Chart Stats - Toto – . Isolation" . Archived from UK Albums Chart the original (PHP) on January 19, 2013 . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
^ "allmusic ((( Isolation > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic.com . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
^ "Album Search: Toto – (in German). Media Control Isolation" . Retrieved . August 1, 2012
^ "Les Albums (CD) de 1984 par InfoDisc" (PHP) (in French). infodisc.fr . Retrieved . 2012-03-03
^ "日本で売れた洋楽アルバムトップ10" [Top-ten international albums on the Japanese Oricon Year-End Charts 1984]. Archived from the original on October 21, 2007 . Retrieved . October 21, 2007
^ "American album certifications – Toto – Isolation". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved . August 1, 2012 If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH