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August 2, 1986 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 2, 1986
  • Release Date: August 2, 1986
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 40:38
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  • ASIN: B00136NWJG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 97 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,343 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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By Brad on October 25, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Toto has been putting out albums for over 20 years now, and I have virtually all of them. All are very enjoyable in different ways, and this one is no exception. This is simply classic, melodic late '70s rock at its best. Everyone knows their first ever huge hit "Hold The Line", which to me is one of the best rock tracks in history with its catchy keyboards, crunching guitars, and soulful, melodic vocals. But the rest of the album is also fantastic. To me, standouts include the leadoff instrumental "Child's Anthem", "I'll Supply The Love" with it's very rocking guitar riff, the unique "Manuela Run", and the surprising closing track "Angela", which starts off as a ballad but builds into a hard guitar riff and rocking chorus. This entire album is worth a listen. Must-have for Toto fans and strongly recommended for melodic/classic rock fans.
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So this thing happened in the late 1970's, where a bunch of bands came out with album covers that were illustrated / airbrush style, and had one word band names, and they had musical chops but commercial sensibility. These bands were called 'corporate rock' and were critically reviled, but hugely successful. Boston, Journey, Foreigner and Toto are the main ones that are always synonymous with this corporate rock entity.
Who came up with this term????
I had been playing a few instruments for awhile by the time I became better acquainted with TOTO, but it was at that point where I finally began understanding songwriting craft, arrangement and musicianship in recordings and bands. I knew enough about how to play instruments, but I was nowhere near a stage where I understood taste, style, craft and what to play / when to play / when not to play. Most of the artists I have ever listened to that had great influence on me, all seemed to have these qualities anyway, so it automatically can be guessed this is where I next needed to go.
And right at this time of learning came TOTO. Granted, they had already been around for 8 years by the time I heard a full album, and I honestly, to this day, thank the person who introduced me to TOTO, Lenny H. from Connecticut, for opening the door. And the first album I heard was their first. TOTO filled my summer of 1986, and I still respect highly the talented musicians who are a part of this band.
One major, major gripe I have with the same critics who called this 'corporate rock', was the claim that session musicians shouldn't write tunes, or were inept at being creative themselves past reading charts.
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I have been a long time fan of Toto, a band that critics love to hate. I hear the superior musicianship and knack for creating memorable pop songs. Of their 10 full length cds, I believe this one is where you should start. There are 10 perfect pop hits here. No filler, no wasted notes. The most obvious choice is Toto's IV, but I feel that their first cd outshines IV. Toto were and are a great studio band that can turn out fantastic ballads and upbeat rockers. If you like their first disc then IV, Fahrenheit, The Seventh One and Tambu would be my next recommendations. Buy Toto, it's a must for any serious music fan.
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I know several people who own Toto compilation albums and love them. I always tell them that they should get this Toto album, too.

This was a fantastic debut album. It's full of great songs. The only song on here I don't love is "You Are The Flower" - and even that one is still an okay song.

One of the great misconceptions about Toto is that they don't rock. If you think that's the case, then you should hear "Girl Goodbye" from this album. The song totally jams!

My personal favorites on this album are: "Georgy Porgy," "Manuela Run," "Takin' It Back," and "Rockmaker." Still, like I already said, ALL of the songs on here are good.

If you like Toto and are interested in hearing more by them than just the "greatest hits," then you can't go wrong with getting this album. Go for it! You'll be glad you did.
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What is Columbia thinking about? How come they never re-mastered this fabulous debut album from Toto? Christ, it's the most important album that they ever did, and probably one of the most important albums of the late seventies!

I think, I remember, back in Detroit, even though "Hold the Line" was a Top 40 single, and "I'll Supply the Love" was a secondary single from the album (only charted as high as #45 on Billboard's chart), but never the less, so many of these tracks from this album got much airplay on radio. Christ, I miss classic FM rock from Detroit.

WRIF in Detroit took this album and also played "Manuela Run", "Girl Goodbye", and "Angela" on a regular basis. Detroit radio sure knew how to promote a great album.

Here we are in 2010, and we have yet to see a re-mastered version of this classic album. Columbia Records, what's wrong with you?
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Everyone,

Universal Music's Japanese branch (Universal Japan), along w/ SONY Music Japan, is reissuing the first 7 Toto albums in April 2011, from 1978's TOTO to 1988's THE SEVENTH ONE, as mini-LP reproductions in Blue-spec/DSD high definition CD format (*and people, there is a sonic difference between this and the typical CD format, but, happily enough, they play on standard CD players, yet retain the Hi-Def sound. Yes!). Then, in May 2011, said companies will reissue new mini-LP versions of the albums KINGDOM OF DESIRE, TAMBU, TOTO XX, and MINDFIELDS, finally culminating in the brand new compilation CD IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE -- 1977-2011 (possibly featuring, along w/ new material, classic demos like "Joker's Back", "Miss Sun", 12" singles, any B-sides from the albums' time periods, etc. all in Blue-spec format). Our wishes have finally come true...over in Japan, that is. I hope they all sound as good as they've been touted to sound. Go to CD Japan.com for more info. They are all Limited Editions, so pounce on them while you can. ***People, it's best to purchase these albums directly from CD Japan.com, and not other sites, because there has been a rash of counterfeit mini-LP CD sales on them. These other sites know that there are audiophiles out there, and are trying to cash in on fakes. If you see these albums for lower prices on other sites, that's partly a giveaway that they're not the real deal. Please be careful, guys and gals. I haven't had a quality problem thru CD Japan yet, so your best/only bet is thru them. Their mini-LPs are excellent quality, and I'm totally psyched to see what these brand new reissues are going to look/sound like. I've never owned this LP (though I know the classic singles, and their greatest hits), but, I've always wanted to; and this and HYDRA will be my first official LP forays into their sound. I'm looking very forward to it. Hope this makes you guys happy. Keep listening to the good tunes, people.
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