Toto XX

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Toto XX: 1977–1997
Toto XX.jpg
Compilation album by
Released25 May 1998
Studio
GenreRock
Length69:15 [1]
LabelSony Legacy
ProducerToto
Toto chronology
Tambu
(1995)
Toto XX: 1977–1997
(1998)
Mindfields
(1999)

Toto XX: 1977-1997 is a studio 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" was recorded during Bobby Kimball's brief first reunion with the band in 1989, prior to the record company's decision to replace him with new lead singer Jean-Michel Byron. The song had later been recorded by the band's then former singer Joseph Williams and released on his 1997 album 3.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 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 more similar to that on Tambu than 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] Vocalist Fergie Frederiksen is the only former member of the band that doesn't appear on the booklet photo sleeve. He is not featured on any song either.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Goin' Home" (Recorded in 1989)David Paich, Joseph Williams, Jeff Porcaro5:17
2."Tale of a Man" (Recorded in 1979)Paich5:29
3."Last Night" (Recorded in 1987)Paich, Williams5:34
4."In a Word" (Recorded in 1986)Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, J. Porcaro3:56
5."Modern Eyes" (Recorded in 1986)Paich4:24
6."Right Part of Me" (Recorded in 1984)Paich, Bobby Kimball5:44
7."Mrs. Johnson" (Recorded in 1977)Paich, Lukather3:48
8."Miss Sun" (Recorded in 1977)Paich5:04
9."Love is a Man's World" (Recorded in 1977)Paich6:16
10."On the Run" (Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival '91)Paich, Lukather, Fee Waybill7:01
11."Dave's Gone Skiing (Instrumental)" (Recorded at the Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997)M. Porcaro, Simon Phillips, Lukather5:04
12."Baba Mnumzane" (trad.: L. Mkhize, M. Namba - Recorded at the Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997)traditional1:46
13."Africa" (Recorded at the Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997)Paich, J. Porcaro9:51

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 - horn arrangements, 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"

"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
  • David Hungate - bass (slap bass in "disco" section)
  • 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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