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 I’ll Supply The Love, the soulful fare of Georgy Porgy featuring the great Cheryl Lynn on vocals, plus even more brillant 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 our latest installment with their history making debut album Toto. Impeccably mastered 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.
Stay tuned to Friday Music as we will be releasing more Toto classic recordings on both 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl and Remastered Compact Discs.
Toto by Toto... Relive this desert island dream disc... now an audiophile vinyl reality... from your friends at Friday Music. Hold The Line!