Mindfields

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Mindfields
Toto Mindfields.jpg
Studio album by Toto
Released March 16, 1999 (Europe)
November 16, 1999 (USA)
Genre Arena rock, pop rock
Length 78:50
Label Legacy
Producer Toto, Elliot Scheiner
Toto chronology
Toto XX
(1998)
Mindfields
(1999)
Livefields
(1999)

Mindfields is the 10th studio album (though counted as the 11th album overall - see Toto XIV) by the American rock band Toto. It was released on November 16, 1999. Mindfields saw the return of vocalist Bobby Kimball, who had departed the band following the 1982 album Toto IV.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic called the album "Overlong, overwrought, and devoid of personality", and found the usage of musical styles from other cultures contrived and dull.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "After You've Gone"   Steve Lukather & Phil Soussan Steve Lukather 6:37
2. "Mysterious Ways"   Mark Hudson, Lukather, David Paich, Dean Grakal Bobby Kimball and Lukather 3:42
3. "Mindfields"   Bobby Kimball, Lukather, Paich, Simon Phillips, Mike Porcaro Kimball 6:04
4. "High Price of Hate1"   Lukather, Stan Lynch, Paich, Phillips, Porcaro Kimball 9:22
5. "Selfish"   Lukather, Lynch, Paich Kimball 5:30
6. "No Love"   Paich, Lukather, Randy Goodrum Lukather 4:34
7. "Caught in the Balance"   Lukather, Paich, Phillips, Porcaro, Lynch, Kimball Kimball 6:21
8. "Last Love"   Lukather, Paich Lukather 4:58
9. "Mad About You"   Paich, Joseph Williams Kimball 4:24
10. "One Road"   Lukather, Paich, Goodrum Kimball 3:45
11. "Melanie"   Lukather, Paich, Goodrum Lukather 5:19
12. "Cruel"   Jed Leiber, Phillips, Kimball, Lukather Kimball 5:57
13. "Better World (Parts I, II & III)"   Lukather, Paich, Phillips Lukather 7:50
14. "Spanish Steps Of Rome2"   Lukather, Paich David Paich 4:27

1 On some copies of the album, a longer version of "High Price of Hate" was used clocking in at 9:49.
2 Bonus track on North American and Japanese versions of the album.

Personnel[edit]

Toto[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Clint Black - harmonica and backing vocals on "No Love"
  • Timothy B. Schmit - backing vocals "After You've Gone", "Mysterious Ways", "Selfish" and "Melanie"
  • Phil Soussan - backing vocals "After You've Gone"
  • Richard Page - backing vocals on "Cruel", "Caught In The Balance", "Mindfields" and "Mad About You"
  • Maria Vidal- backing vocals on "Spanish Steps"
  • Steve Porcaro - synthesizers

Singles[edit]

  • Melanie / Spanish steps of Rome
  • Melanie / Spanish steps of Rome / White Sister / Girl Goodbye

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ Johnson, Howard. "Review: Toto - Mind Fields (sic)". Q (EMAP Metro Ltd) (July 1999): 125.