Tambu

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Toto waxed philosophical on its first album to be recorded since the death of founding member Jeff Porcaro and his replacement by drummer Simon Phillips. The song lyrics were full of abstractions -- apathy, dignity, faith, freedom, hope, hopelessness, hypocrisy, rage, trust those are all from just the first song, "Gift of Faith" -- which seemed to indicate that the band members were reflecting seriously, if not too specifically, on weighty issues in an angry, questioning manner. Some of the lyrics couched these internal struggles in romantic terms, but more often they seemed to refer to more general anguish. The group came up with a more focused, harder, bluesier ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Toto waxed philosophical on its first album to be recorded since the death of founding member Jeff Porcaro and his replacement by drummer Simon Phillips. The song lyrics were full of abstractions -- apathy, dignity, faith, freedom, hope, hopelessness, hypocrisy, rage, trust those are all from just the first song, "Gift of Faith" -- which seemed to indicate that the band members were reflecting seriously, if not too specifically, on weighty issues in an angry, questioning manner. Some of the lyrics couched these internal struggles in romantic terms, but more often they seemed to refer to more general anguish. The group came up with a more focused, harder, bluesier musical style to carry the weight, and Steve Lukather sang expressively, making you wonder why they bothered so long with those cookie-cutter vocalists. Like a patient new to psychoanalysis, Toto went on at length the album runs over 70 minutes, and without much coherence, about "the pain of my lifetime" and "a world of blind ambition," among other things. You couldn't call the result accomplished, but Tambu suggested that Toto was embarked on a new personal and musical journey that might lead in an interesting direction. Released in Europe in the late fall of 1995, Tambu was released in the U.S. as Legacy 64957 on June 4, 1996.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2003
  • Label: Sbme Import
  • EAN: 5099748120229
  • Catalog Number: 481202
  • Sales rank: 28,989

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gift of Faith (7:23)
  2. 2 I Will Remember (6:06)
  3. 3 Slipped Away (5:16)
  4. 4 If You Belong to Me (5:03)
  5. 5 Baby He's Your Man (5:40)
  6. 6 The Other End of Time (5:04)
  7. 7 The Turning Point (5:25)
  8. 8 Time Is the Enemy (5:40)
  9. 9 Just Can't Get to You (6:10)
  10. 10 Drag Him to the Roof (5:03)
  11. 11 Dave's Gone Skiing (4:59)
  12. 12 The Road Goes On (4:26)
  13. 13 Blackeye (3:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toto Primary Artist
Simon Phillips Drums, Keyboards, Drum Loop, Roland TR-808, Group Member
Lenny Castro Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Michael Fisher Percussion
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Chant, Group Member
Stan Lynch Chant, Minister
Jenny Douglas McRea Vocals, Background Vocals
David Paich Synthesizer, Piano, Conductor, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Background Vocals, fender rhodes, Background Music, Group Member
Steve Porcaro Drum Loop
Mike Porcaro Bass, Keyboards, Chant, Group Member
Elliot Scheiner Chant
Al Schmitt Minister
Jenny Douglas Vocals, Background Vocals
Jim Giddenes Chant
Andy Brauer Cartage
Rick Nelson Background Vocals
John James Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Toto Producer
Simon Phillips Composer, drum programming
Doug Brown Director
Glen Ballard Composer
Ted Jensen Digital Editing, Mastering
Steve Lukather Composer
Stan Lynch Composer
David Paich Composer, String Arrangements
Steve Porcaro drum programming
Mike Porcaro Composer
Elliot Scheiner Producer, Engineer
Al Schmitt Engineer
Eric Scott Art Direction
Shari Sutcliffe String Contractor
Paul Jamieson Setup
Rick Nelson Contributor
S. Garrett Composer
Bill Airey Smith Engineer
John Jessel Programming, Engineer, Setup
Daniel Brereton Illustrations, Cover Illustration
Gavin Menzies Guitar Techician
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