Hydra

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972416229
  • Catalog Number: 724162
  • Sales rank: 25,497

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hydra (7:31)
  2. 2 St. George and the Dragon (4:44)
  3. 3 99 (5:16)
  4. 4 Lorraine (4:46)
  5. 5 All Us Boys (5:02)
  6. 6 Mama (5:14)
  7. 7 White Sister (5:38)
  8. 8 A Secret Love (3:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toto Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Michael Boddicker Keyboards
Lenny Castro Percussion
David Hungate Bass, Guitar, Group Member
Bobby Kimball Vocals, Group Member
Roger Linn Synthesizer
Steve Lukather Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Marty Paich Strings
David Paich Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Jeff Porcaro Percussion, Drums
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals, electronics, Group Member
Technical Credits
Toto Producer
Reggie Fisher Contributor
David Hungate Composer
Bobby Kimball Composer
Tom Knox Producer, Engineer
Dan Latham Engineer
Steve Lukather Composer
David Paich Composer
Jeff Porcaro Composer
Steve Porcaro Composer
Grover Washington Jr. Composer
Tony Lane Art Direction
David Donnelly Remastering
Michael Manoogian Calligraphy
Jim Hagopian Art Direction
Woody Pornpitaksuk Author
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