Toto XX

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Toto XX: 1977–1997
Toto XX.jpg
Compilation album by Toto
Released 25 May 1998
Studio
Genre Rock
Length 69:15 [1]
Label Sony Legacy
Producer Toto
Toto chronology
Tambu
(1995)
Toto XX
(1998)
Mindfields
(1999)

Toto XX: 1977-1997 is a compilation album by Toto to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The album features rare original demos, outtakes, previously unreleased recordings and live tracks from the band's 20-year career. The first single released, "Goin' Home", is the same song on Joseph William's album "3", but with Bobby Kimball on lead vocals.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]

Allmusic, not realizing that the album's nine studio tracks were all recorded nine years or more before its release, commented that "Essentially, this is a Toto reunion album, featuring nine new studio cuts and four live tracks[...]" and said that the material was similar to that on Tambu (then the band's most recent studio album). They praised the performances but concluded the release to be "not particularly interesting to anyone except hardcore fans".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Goin' Home" (Recorded in 1989) David Paich, Joseph Williams, Jeff Porcaro 5:17
2. "Tale of a Man" (Recorded in 1979) Paich 5:29
3. "Last Night" (Recorded in 1987) Paich, Williams 5:34
4. "In a Word" (Recorded in 1986) Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, J. Porcaro 3:56
5. "Modern Eyes" (Recorded in 1986) Paich 4:24
6. "Right Part of Me" (Recorded in 1984) Paich, Bobby Kimball 5:44
7. "Mrs. Johnson" (Recorded in 1977) Paich, Lukather 3:48
8. "Miss Sun" (Recorded in 1977) Paich 5:04
9. "Love is a Man's World" (Recorded in 1977) Paich 6:16
10. "On the Run" (Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival '91) Lukather, Fee Waybill 7:01
11. "Dave's Gone Skiing (Instrumental)" (Recorded at the Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997) M. Porcaro, Simon Phillips, Lukather 5:04
12. "Baba Mnumzane" (trad.: L. Mkhize, M. Namba - Recorded at the Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997) traditional 1:46
13. "Africa" (Recorded at the Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997) Paich, J. Porcaro 9:51

Singles[edit]

  • Goin' Home / Tale of a Man
  • Goin' Home / Tale of a Man / Modern Eyes / Dave's Gone Skiing (live)

Personnel[edit]

"Goin' Home"

"Tale of a Man"

  • Bobby Kimball - lead vocals
  • Steve Lukather - guitars, backing vocals
  • David Paich - piano, backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro - synthesizer
  • David Hungate - bass
  • Jeff Porcaro - drums, percussion

"Last Night"

  • Joseph Williams - lead vocals
  • Steve Lukather - guitars
  • David Paich - keyboards
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Jeff Porcaro - drums, percussion
  • Jerry Hey - horns, trumpet
  • Chris Thompson - backing vocals
  • Jim Horn, Tom Scott - saxophone
  • James Pankow - trombone
  • Gary Grant - trumpet

"In a Word"

  • Joseph Williams - lead vocals
  • Steve Lukather - guitars
  • David Paich - keyboards
  • Steve Porcaro - synthesizer
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Jeff Porcaro - drums, percussion

"Modern Eyes"

  • Steve Lukather - guitars, backing vocals
  • David Paich - keyboards, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro - synthesizer, programming
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Jeff Porcaro - drums, synclavier, timbales
  • David Sanborn - saxophone

"Right Part of Me"

  • Bobby Kimball - lead vocals
  • Steve Lukather - guitars, backing vocals
  • David Paich - piano, backing vocals
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Jeff Porcaro - drums
  • David Paich, James Newton Howard, Marty Paich - string arrangements
  • Marty Paich - conductor
  • London Symphony Orchestra - strings

"Mrs. Johnson"

  • Bobby Kimball - lead vocals
  • Steve Lukather - guitars
  • David Paich - keyboards
  • Steve Porcaro - synthesizer
  • David Hungate - bass
  • Jeff Porcaro - drums

"Miss Sun"

  • David Paich - keyboards, moog bass, lead vocals
  • Steve Lukather - guitars
  • David Hungate - bass (overdub bass fills)
  • Jeff Porcaro - drums
  • Lisa Dal Bello - backing vocals, lead harmonies

"Love Is a Man's World"

  • Bobby Kimball - disco backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather - guitars
  • David Paich - piano, synthesizer, moog bass, lead vocals
  • Steve Porcaro, Michael Boddicker - programming
  • Jeff Porcaro - drums, percussion

"On the Run"

  • Steve Lukather - guitars, lead vocals
  • David Paich - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Jeff Porcaro - drums
  • Chris Trujillo - percussion
  • Fred White, Jacki Magee, Jenny Douglas-McRae - backing vocals

"Dave's Gone Skiing"

  • Steve Lukather - guitars
  • David Paich - keyboards
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Simon Phillips - drums, percussion

"Baba Mnumzane"

  • Jenny Douglas-McRae, John James - vocals
  • Family Factory (Margaret Motsage, Gift Villakazi, Victory Villakazi, Nomhlahla Radebe, Nokhanya Dlamini, Sibongile Maktathe) - vocals, percussion

"Africa"

  • Steve Lukather - guitars
  • David Paich - keyboards, lead vocals
  • Mike Porcaro - bass
  • Simon Phillips - drums, percussion
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae, John James - backing vocals
  • Family Factory (Margaret Motsage, Gift Villakazi, Victory Villakazi, Nomhlahla Radebe, Nokhanya Dlamini, Sibongile Maktathe) - backing vocals, percussion

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