Remastered by Toto with Elliot Scheiner, Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen
Includes "Pamela," "Stop Loving You" and "Anna"
Toto's seventh and platinum-selling album!
Up to this point Toto's career trajectory had been subjected to a number of highs and lows. Their debut album, and Toto IV , contained a number of smash hit singles, helping to propel the band into the media spotlight. Yet the band would hit dry spells with commercially underperforming records that, while maintaining a high standard creatively, failed to connect with the public. And it didn't help that they had hired and fired two lead vocalists.By the time the band recorded this, their seventh album, it was time to pull another rabbit out of the hat. With new vocalist Joseph Williams firmly settled into the line-up they did exactly that.
For the first time they also looked outside for production guidance, recruiting two members of Little Feat (George Massenburg and Billy Payne) to oversee the recording sessions, resulting in one of the strongest albums of their long and productive career. The Seventh One, originally issued in 1988, set a new standard for the band, with critics and fans heaping praise on its contents. Forceful and dynamic, the tracks benefitted from a sharper and more defined sound, aided and abetted by a brace of stellar songs. Tracks such as "Pamela" (the natural successor to "Rosanna"), "Only The Children" and "Home Of The Brave" hit the spot dead center. And look out for "Stay Away," an incredible duet featuring Linda Ronstadt, containing Steve Lukather's heaviest ever guitar riff.
|Side A||1. Pamela||2. You Got Me||3. Anna||4. Stop Loving You||5. Mushanga||6. Stay Away||
|1. Straight for the Heart||2. Only the Children||3. A Thousand Years||4. These Chains||5. Home of the Brave|