180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso With Kevin Gray From Original Columbia Records Tapes! Pressed at RTI!
While already having street credibility due to their years supporting a
plethora of gold and platinum artists (Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs, Chicago), the
debut album from TOTO simply titled TOTO catapulted the power quintet into major
arena rock status as they accumulated a ton of hit singles and gold and platinum
album awards on this 1979 masterpiece.
Upon its release, TOTO flew into the upper rungs of the rock and pop music
charts with the power rocker Hold The Line. Filled with its catchy hooks,
brilliant vocal and guitar work from maestro Steve Lukather, and the familiar
Bobby Kimball high energy lead vocals, this amazing debut single has become a
classic rock staple. Adding the stellar piano work from David Paich and Steve
Porcaro, the song truly resonated with its huge audience, and broke wide open
the importance of both the band and their great new album.
Produced by TOTO (David Paich, Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro,
Bobby Kimball, David Hungate) TOTO was a watershed venture for the band as its
ten champion tunes have all truly stood the test of time. Aside from the massive
top charting Hold The Line there were more classics abound like the follow up
power rocker Ill Supply The Love, the soulful fare of Georgy Porgy featuring
the great Cheryl Lynn on vocals, plus even more brilliant album tracks like
Angela, Rockmaker and Manuela Run.
Friday Music is no stranger to the important musical catalogs of TOTO,
therefore, it is with much honor to continue the Friday Music TOTO 180 Gram
Audiophile Vinyl Series with the latest installment with their history making
debut album TOTO. Impeccably mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes
by Joe Reagoso (TOTO/Boz Scaggs/Hall & Oates/Doobie Brothers) this brilliant
masterpiece is now finally available in the audiophile vinyl domain.
For this special limited edition release, we are also including for the first
time, the original album cover artwork in a gatefold format, which will truly
enhance your hours of listening enjoyment.
TOTO by TOTO... Relive this desert island dream disc... now an audiophile vinyl
reality... from your friends at Friday Music. Hold The Line!!!!
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered from Original Columbia Records Tapes
Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray
Pressed at RTI
Original album cover artwork on first-time gatefold jacket
1. Child's Anthem
2. I'll Supply the Love
3. Georgy Porgy
4. Manuela Run
5. You Are the Flower
6. Girl Goodbye
7. Takin' It Back
9. Hold the Line