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Toto – Toto IV (Remastered) (1982/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Toto – Toto IV (Remastered) (1982/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:46 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

Toto IV is the fourth studio album by American rock band Toto released in the spring of 1982.

The lead single, “Rosanna”, peaked at number 2 for five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, while the album’s third single, “Africa”, topping the Hot 100 chart, became the group’s first and only number 1 hit. Both songs were hits in the UK as well, reaching number 12 and 3, respectively. The fourth single, “I Won’t Hold You Back”, also peaked within the top ten on the Hot 100, at number 10, but atop the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts for three weeks. It also went into the top 40 in the UK. With the success of “Africa”, the album climbed back into the top 10 in early 1983 on both sides of the Atlantic.

Toto IV received six Grammy Awards in 1983 including Album of the Year, Producer of the Year for the band, and Record of the Year for “Rosanna”. It reached number four on the Billboard 200 album charts in the United States, shortly after its release. It also reached the top ten in other countries, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Japan. It was also the last Toto album to feature their original bassist David Hungate until his return in 2014 (with the release of their 2015 album Toto XIV) when he replaced by Mike Porcaro after the band’s recording of the album, and also the final album to feature original lead vocalist Bobby Kimball until his comeback in 1998 (with the release of the 1999 album Mindfields).

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. – William Ruhlmann

Tracklist

01. Rosanna
02. Make Believe
03. I Won’t Hold You Back
04. Good For You
05. It’s A Feeling
06. Afraid Of Love
07. Lovers In The Night
08. We Made It
09. Waiting For Your Love
10. Africa

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