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Toto – Isolation (Remastered) (1984/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Toto – Isolation (Remastered) (1984/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:53 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

Isolation is the fifth studio album by Toto, released on October 18, 1984. This was the only album the band made with Fergie Frederiksen as the primary vocalist, as he was let go following the album’s world tour due to ongoing vocal problems. Isolation failed to achieve the popularity of its predecessor, Toto IV, although it achieved gold record status and gave the band their highest charting mainstream rock single “Stranger in Town” (No. 7).

Having traded in lead singer Bobby Kimball for Fergie Frederiksen, a smooth tenor wailer in the tradition of Journey’s Steve Perry, Toto proceeded to follow its power ballad smash Toto IV with a Journey clone album, minus the aching ballads that had made Journey such a success. A workout for drummer Jeff Porcaro, keyboardist David Paich, and guitarist Steve Lukather, Isolation was anything but the kind of record those millions who had loved “Rosanna” were waiting for. It seemed intended to restore the bandmembers’ heady studio reputations as hard rock technicians, which it did by dispensing with the elements that finally had made the band a big success in 1982. – William Ruhlmann


1. Toto – Carmen
2. Toto – Lion
3. Toto – Stranger In Town
4. Toto – Angel Don’t Cry
5. Toto – How Does It Feel
6. Toto – Endless
7. Toto – Isolation
8. Toto – Mr. Friendly
9. Toto – Change of Heart
10. Toto – Holyanna


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