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Toto – Greatest Hits: 40 Trips Around The Sun (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Toto – Greatest Hits: 40 Trips Around The Sun (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:18:56 minutes | 960 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

We’ve lost count of the number of Toto compilations, especially since they cover more or less the same selection each time. Since the album IV, a true hold-up from 1982, with two worldwide hits, “Rosanna” and “Africa”, and a torrent of awards (no less than six Grammy Awards), the band which gathered some of the most efficient studio sharks in the world has gone through many hardships without ever recreating this feat. But they didn’t prove unworthy, however, as evidenced by this Greatest Hits: 40 Trips Around The Sun, mostly destined to be released alongside a big new worldwide tour which will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the release of their first album, Toto. If Toto’s creativity had really dried up 36 years ago, it probably still wouldn’t draw such huge crowds today. Other than “Rosanna”, it’s without surprise that you’ll find some of those first names ending with an “a” (pure coincidence, according to Lukather), with “Pamela” and “Lea” here (“Angela”, “Manuela Run”, “Holyanna” and “Mushanga” are missing).

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Toto: 35th Anniversary Tour – Live in Poland (2014) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD 5.1

Toto – 35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland (2014)

Full Blu-Ray | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29997 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio 1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio 2: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 5530 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Subtitle: English, German, Spanish, French, Polish | RAR 3% Recovery |
Total Time: 2h 10min. | 43.1 GB
Genre: Arena Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock

A wildly successful band in their own right, Toto helped shaped the sound of pop music in the ’70s and ’80s not just with their own songs, but as studio musicians for Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, and Michael Jackson. Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the band that served as the backbone for some of the smoothest pop hits of their day take Europe by storm on 35th Anniversary Tour: Live in Poland. Playing to a massive, standing-room-only crowd in Lodz, Poland, a lineup featuring Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, David Paich, and Joseph Williams take to the stage to deliver a stellar performance for their ecstatic European fans. Featuring hits like “Africa,” “Rosanna,” and a rousing rendition of “Hold the Line,” this live set does their old material justice, and will be a welcome addition to the collection of any die-hard Toto fan.

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Toto – 25th Anniversary – Live in Amsterdam (2006) Blu-ray 1080i MPEG2 LPCM 2.0

Title: Toto – 25th Anniversary – Live in Amsterdam
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Rock

Production/Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Duration: 01:43:46
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG2
Audio codec: LPCM, DTS, AC3
Video: MPEG-2 AVC Video / 23933 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9
Audio 1: English / DTS Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 16-bit
Audio 2: English / Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
Audio 3: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Size: 22,85 GB

Twenty-five years after members of the band Toto first made music together, the group still inspires loyalty among its numerous fans and garners new ones. In this concert performed live at the Heineken Arena in Amsterdam on February 25, 2003, Toto serves up hit after hit, including “Africa,” “Hold the Line” and the monster chart-topper, “Rosanna.”

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Toto – Live at Montreux 1991 (2016) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: Toto – Live at Montreux 1991
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Rock, AOR

Production/Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Duration: 1:09:41
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: PCM, DTS-HD
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27921 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio 1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Audio 2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2811 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Size: 17,04 GB

Toto have welcomed many different band members across their long career but in the early nineties they had a short period as a four-piece featuring Steve Lukather (guitar & lead vocals), David Paich (keyboards & vocals), Jeff Porcaro (drums & percussion) and Mike Porcaro (bass). The line-up, with some additional touring members, performed this concert at Montreux in July 1991 and would go on to make the Kingdom Of Desire album released in 1992, shortly after the tragic early death of drummer Jeff Porcaro. The Montreux show, now being released for the first time, combines then unreleased tracks from the Kingdom Of Desire album with classic hits and covers of songs by Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone. It is a perfect addition to any Toto fan’s collection.

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Toto – Toto IV (1982) [Reissue 2002] {2.0 & 5.1} [PS3 ISO + FLAC]

Toto – Toto IV (1982) [Reissue 2002] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:15 minutes | Scans included | 3,26 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 41:57 mins | Scans included | 863 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

It was do or die for Toto on the group’s fourth album, and they rose to the challenge. Largely dispensing with the anonymous studio rock that had characterized their first three releases, the band worked harder on its melodies, made sure its simple lyrics treated romantic subjects, augmented Bobby Kimball’s vocals by having other group members sing, brought in ringers like Timothy B. Schmit, and slowed down the tempo to what came to be known as “power ballad” pace. Most of all, they wrote some hit songs: “Rosanna,” the old story of a lovelorn lyric matched to a bouncy beat, was the gold, Top Ten comeback single accompanying the album release; “Make Believe” made the Top 30; and then, surprisingly, “Africa” hit number one ten months after the album’s release. The members of Toto may have more relatives who are NARAS voters than any other group, but that still doesn’t explain the sweep they achieved at the Grammys, winning six, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year (for “Rosanna”). Predictably, rock critics howled, but the Grammys helped set up the fourth single, “I Won’t Hold You Back,” another soft rock smash and Top Ten hit. As a result, Toto IV was both the group’s comeback and its peak; it remains a definitive album of slick L.A. pop for the early ’80s and Toto’s best and most consistent record. Having made it, the members happily went back to sessions, where they helped write and record Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

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Toto – Hydra (1979) [Reissue 2000] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Toto – Hydra (1979) [Reissue 2000]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:10 minutes | Scans included | 1,66 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 0,98 GB

If Toto’s musical advantage was that, since its members continued to play on many of the successful records made in L.A., its own music was popular almost by definition, its disadvantage was that it made little attempt to seek an individual musical signature — a particular style, say, or a distinctive singer (Bobby Kimball was not it) who could make its records immediately identifiable. “Hold the Line” had been a big hit, but who did it? Boston? Foreigner? As a result, Toto was less well positioned than most to come off a big debut album with the follow-up, and Hydra was unusually dependent on its leadoff single, “99.” Maybe it was a tribute to the female lead on the old Get Smart TV show, but many listeners didn’t get a song with a chorus that went, “Oh, 99, I love you,” and the single stalled in the bottom half of the Top 40. The album went gold on momentum, but the songs, however well-played, simply were not distinctive enough to consolidate the success Toto had achieved with its debut album.

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Toto – 40 Tours Around The Sun (Live) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Toto – 40 Tours Around The Sun (Live) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:09:36 minutes | 3,01 GB | Genre:  Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Eagle Rock Entertainment

When Hold The Line crashed into the charts all over the world in 1978 Toto had no idea how long their career would last. 40 years later Toto celebrate their career with this stunning concert at Amsterdam’s Ziggodome performing their monster hits Africa, Rosanna, Hold The Line, Stop Loving Youand many more. In addition 40 Tours Around The Sun features a Storytellers segment in which the band’s four key figures, David Paich, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams, plunder their back catalogue, describe the background behind their first demo and reveal the genesis of Michael Jackson’s Human Naturewritten by the band’s Steve Porcaro. In front of 17,000 fans this concert features songs from Toto’s first album to their latest release and includes rarely played gems such as the complex instrumental Jake To The Boneand the theme to David Lynch’s Dune.

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Toto – 40 Tours Around the Sun (2019) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: Toto – 40 Tours Around the Sun
Release Date: 2019
Genre: Rock

Production/Label: Eaglevision
Duration: 02:21:18
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: PCM, DTS
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27998 kbps / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio 1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio 2: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 5273 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 41,49 GB

This live performance was filmed in front of a sold-out crowd exceeding 18, 000 fans on March 17, 2018 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. TOTO performed a wide range of songs, including hit singles, rarely performed live deep cuts, and two recently recorded tracks which appeared on their new Greatest Hits album (40 Trips Around The Sun). Also included is the “40 Tours Featurette, ” a brand new interview with band members: Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams.

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