Toto Announces 40th Anniversary Hits LP, Tourhttp://bestclassicbands.com/toto-40th-a ... -11-15-17/
by Best Classic Bands Staff
Toto, along with Legacy Recordings, has created a new greatest hits package to commemorate their 40th anniversary. 40 Trips Around the Sun arrives Feb. 9 and will feature three previously unreleased recordings, as well as newly remastered classic tracks.
The core Toto members—Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams—re-entered the studio earlier this year to prepare the release. Pre-order it here.
On Aug. 23, Toto announced the next set of shows in support of the band’s 40th anniversary. The 40 Trips Around the Sun Tour will begin in February 2018 in Europe, the band’s most extensive run in years. (See dates below.)
While in the studio, the band uncovered several unfinished tracks that featured both Jeff and Mike Porcaro, one of which is now “Spanish Sea.” “This track is originally from the Isolation sessions,” says Steve Lukather. “We had to re-write it including creating a new chorus. Thanks to modern tech we were able to play once again with not only our 20 something selves but with our dear brothers Jeff and Mike Porcaro reminding us just how deep their groove was. Bittersweet… Many stories, laughs and a few tears on this one. It’s classic Toto with an excellent solo and I kept my old 1985 melody solo Dave wanted me to do… Old meets new but since legendary pal Al Schmitt cut the tracks and Bob Clearmountain mixed…it sounds like it was done 2 weeks ago not 30 + years ago!”
40 Trips Around the Sun Track Listing
I’ll Supply The Love
I’ll Be Over You
Stranger In Town
Struck By Lightning*
Afraid Of Love
I Won’t Hold You Back
Jake To The Bone
Stop Loving You
Hold The Line