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End of an era...
on April 18, 2010
Released: Mar 1988 Produced by: George Massenburg, Bill Payne, Toto
Solid "follow-up" to Fahrenheit treads similar ground. Single "Pamela" (Billboard #22) is catchy "Rosanna" rip-off that actually works on it's own. A few more dead spots than superior predecessor, and suffers from dated digital mix, but highlights ("Pamela," infectious "Stop Loving You," shuffling groove of "These Chains") more than make up for faults (pedestrian "Stay Away," dated "Straight Through The Heart," sleepy "A Thousand Years"). David Paich lead vocal meter: 1/2 of a tune. First album to feature Steve Porcaro as guest, which would continue as permanent situation. Vocalist Williams in fine form again. Love that Lukather photo on the sleeve! Really the end of an era; following tour, Williams would be gone, band would re-think identity after record label forced new vocalist they didn't want, control would shift in leaner, totally different band. Tragedy would also strike at the very heart of the group. Recommended.