Toto release ‘Toto IV,’ their fourth studio album featuring ‘Rosanna’ & ‘Africa’ (1982)

Toto’s ‘Toto IV’ feat. ‘Rosanna’ & ‘Africa’ is their fourth studio album released on April 8, 1982 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Rosanna (David Paich) – 05:31 . 2.Make Believe (David Paich) – 03:45 . 3.I Won’T Hold You Back (Steve Lukather) – 04:56 . 4.Good For You (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather) – 03:20 . 5.It’S A Feeling (Steve Porcaro) – 03:08 . 6.Afraid Of Love (Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro) – 03:51 . 7.Lovers In The Night (David Paich) – 04:26 . 8.We Made It (David Paich, Jeff Porcaro) – 03:58 . 9.Waiting For Your Love (Bobby Kimball, David Paich) – 04:13 . 10.Africa (David Paich, Jeff Porcaro) – 04:57


Steve Barron

Musicians : Toto – Band . David Paich – Keyboards, Orchestral Arrangements, Vocals . Steve Lukather – Guitar, Vocals, Piano On (4) . Bobby Kimball – Vocals . Jeff Porcaro – Drums, Percussion, Xylophone, Tympani . Steve Porcaro – Keyboards, Vocals . David Hungate – Bass Guitar . James Newton Howard – Strings, Conductor . Tom Scott – Saxophone On (1 – 7) . Lenny Castro – Percussion, Conga . Joe Porcaro – Percussion . Ralph Dyck – Synthesizer On (7) And Synthesizer Programming . Martyn Ford – Strings . Gary Grant – Trumpet On (1) . Jerry Hey – Trumpet And Horn Arrangements On (1) . James Pankow – Trombone On (1) . Jim Horn – Saxophone On (1) And On (7), Recorders On (10) . Tom Kelly – Backing Vocals On (1 -2) . Marty Paich – Orchestral Arrangements On (3) . Roger Linn – Synthesizer Programming On (4) . Mike Porcaro – Cello On (4) . Timothy B. Schmit – Backing Vocals On (3 – 4 – 10) . Jon Smith – Saxophone On (2)

Production : Produced By Toto . Al Schmitt – Engineer . Greg Ladanyi – Engineer . Tom Knox – Engineer . Bruce Heigh – Engineer . David Paich – Engineer . Dick Gall – Engineer . Steve Porcaror – Engineer . Greg Ladanyi – Mixing

Package : Glen Christensen – Photography . Jim Hagopian – Photography . Sam Emerson – Photography . Joe Spencer – Illustration . Jeff Porcaro – Artwork

Recorded 1981-82 At Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California And Record One, Los Angeles, California. Strings Recorded At Abbey Road Studios, London, England. Additional Recording At “Hogg Manor”..

Released On April 8, 1982 By Columbia.

Video Director(s) : Steve Barron asterisques RVM for “Rosanna” and “Africa”

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allmusic
It was do or die for Toto on the group’s fourth albumand they rose to the challenge. Most of all, they wrote some hit songs: ‘Rosanna,’ the old story of a lovelorn lyric matched to a bouncy beat, was the gold, Top Ten comeback single accompanying the album release; ‘Make Believe’ made the Top 30; and then, surprisingly, ‘Africa’ hit number one ten months after the album’s release. […]

Robert Christgau
Wish I could claim this millionaire Grammy-rock was totally pleasureless, but professionalism is rarely that neat. The fattest of all studio bands is almost as hooky as Shoes or the Ramonesand their production excesses at times betray verve, delight, even (though I must be mistaken) a sense of humor. […]

SA-CD.net
The original stereo only release was marked by lackluster sonics and annoying pop sounds that were sprinkled throughout the disc. This was one of my very first SACD purchases. It was so bad that I avoided SACD for almost 1 year after. This new version has an improved stereo mix w/o the pops. Compared to other digital versions I have heard, IV in stereo is the best you can get. […]

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Toto’s ‘Toto IV’ feat. ‘Rosanna’ & ‘Africa’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]

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