- Audio CD (February 9, 2008)
- Original Release Date: February 9, 2008
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: SBME SPECIAL MKTS.
- Run Time: 37 minutes
- ASIN: B0012GN32I
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,565 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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"English Eyes"- Steve Lukather shines heere on guitar. The vocals and piano are sharp on this track.
"Live For Today"- #40 mainstream rock. Love this song, vocals by Steve, good rocker.
"A Million Miles Away"- A David Paich classic! Great piano by David and Steve's guitar is tremendous!
"Goodbye Elenore"- More great rockin'.
"Turn Back"- Classy title track, great opening.
"I Think I Could Stand You Forever"- Mid-tempo rocker, with a great guitar by Steve Lukather. Love the fake British sounding vocals.
This would be Toto's last great record, as a whole. They put out Toto IV the next year and it went hog wild, but it still doesn't hold up like "Turn Back". Rock radio missed a great opportunity here to showcase this album back in the day.
When I first heard this album on vinyl as a teenager (at a radio station giveaway) I had a similar reaction to most of the reviews here. But hearing it more fully on CD helps me realize it plays out better on CD and as an album than as a collection of separate songs. Now true to be told-this is very much Steve Lukathers album for all intents and purposes so therefore is very lead rock guitar oriented. But as another reviewer pointed out,they're of the more flamboyant than driving variety such as the opener "Gift With A Golden Gun","English Eyes" and even the more textured and mildly keyboard oriented title song. My only possible issue with this album is a lot of the rockers sound a bit alike. A little trifle. But the ballads are excellent. From the swelling acoustic/progressive sounding "A Million Miles Away" and "If It's The Last Night" to the more anthemic "I Think I Could Stand Forever".Read more ›
The album opens with Gift with a Golden Gun. A fast paced fun track very Elton John-like in my view. I must say I love Luke's guitar work and his tone on this song. Add a great Bobby Kimball vocal and harmonies, and you've got a classic toto tune. English Eyes continues the tradition of anthem-like Toto songs with an irresistible Chorus. It has a cool instrumental bridge too.
Live For Today is a cool Luke penned tune. With a live for now message. A Million Miles Away is a soulful David Paich song. It's sung to perfection by The golden R n B voiced Bobby Kimball. His voice can stir anybody..I'm Convinced. A highlight for sure. After that song we are shattered from peace by Goodbye Elenore. A fast bitter shuffle about kicking a woman to the curb. It flies by so fast you're not sure what happened. I think I could Stand you Forever is a Queen influenced track. David Hungate who's plays Bass doubles on acoustic guitar for this.
My fav track on here though is If it's the Last night. A wonderful closing song with a wonderful melody and Catchy Chorus. Another great track.
So.......Turn is a great great album......that is sadly mostly forgotten. For me it is a huge step up from Hydra. Highly recommended
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good album, but clearly not their peak. Being their third album (I think), they were still feeling their way stylistically as to what kind of band they were going to be. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Aryf
I love the Eagles music as well as TOTO, REO, Kansas, Jefferson Starship, etc.,. music from the mid 70's and late 80's.Published 17 months ago by Jose Diego Mercado Montalvo
Had this analog recording only for Goodbye Elenore, but this song worth the purchase!Published 19 months ago by Cruz E Gonzalez