Falling in Between [Bonus Track]

Falling in Between [Bonus Track]

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by Toto
     
 

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At this point in their career, Steve Lukather and Toto really have nothing to prove to anyone in the rock & roll community. They've accumulated more Top Ten hits with their ballads alone than most bands have in their entire career, to say nothing of rock anthems that became cornerstones of arena rock during the '70s and '80s. And while it's been

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At this point in their career, Steve Lukather and Toto really have nothing to prove to anyone in the rock & roll community. They've accumulated more Top Ten hits with their ballads alone than most bands have in their entire career, to say nothing of rock anthems that became cornerstones of arena rock during the '70s and '80s. And while it's been nearly a decade since original material was issued (2002's Through the Looking Glass was an album consisting of cover versions), Falling in Between sounds like a band trying to find itself during a midlife crisis. The title track, while adventurous by Toto's standards with its mixed-metered time signatures and Middle Eastern influences, sounds exactly like the prog rock heroes the group aspire to emulate (confirmed by the track-by-track commentary provided in the liner notes). "Dying on My Feet" sounds like a cross between '80s-era Chicago and Foreigner, thanks in no small part to Chicago's James Pankow contributing horn arrangements and playing trombone on the tune. Things do get better along the way. The band finally finds its footing midway through, delivering well-polished performances, and Lukather's voice has stood the test of time surprisingly intact, especially when compared to some of his contemporaries. And while there's no new ground being trodden here, the band sounds fantastic thanks to amazing production values, delivering material that can stand up to some of their best stuff. [This edition of the album contains the bonus track "The Reeferman."]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/2006
Label:
Toto Recordings
UPC:
0634457171824
catalogNumber:
1
Rank:
4707

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toto   Primary Artist
Ian Anderson   Flute
Tom Scott   Tenor (Vocal)
Simon Phillips   Percussion,Drums
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Ray Hermann   Tenor (Vocal)
Bobby Kimball   Vocals
Steve Lukather   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
David Paich   Keyboards,Vocals
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards,Vocals
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer
Mike Porcaro   Bass
Jason Scheff   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lee Thornburg   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Simon Phillips   Programming,Engineer
Greg Phillinganes   Composer
Steve Porcaro   Sound Design
Mike Ging   Engineer
John Jessel   Engineer
Steve Barri Cohen   Engineer
Phil Soussan   Engineer

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