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September 30, 2016

Toto – Fahrenheit (1986) – Lp

by Record Facts

Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Los Angeles. Toto is known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, blues, and jazz.

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Artist:  Toto
Title:  Fahrenheit
Year:  1986
Format:  LP
Label:  CBS Records
Catalog#  57091

Fahrenheit is the sixth studio album by Toto, released in 1986. It was their first album to feature Joseph Williams on lead vocals. Former lead singer Fergie Frederiksen was fired due to problems with his ability in the studio. However, he sings backing vocals on the song “Could This Be Love”.

After the ballad-deprived Isolation failed to meet the marketplace like its predecessor, Toto IV, Toto returned to making lush, mid-tempo tunes of romantic despair on Fahrenheit, enlisting their third lead singer, Joseph Williams, and calling in chips all over L.A. to score cameos from the likes of Michael McDonald, Don Henley, David Sanborn, and even Miles Davis, who had the closing track, “Don’t Stop Me Now,” pretty much to himself. Williams was a slightly grittier and more identifiable vocalist than Bobby Kimball or Fergie Frederiksen. But while the return to power ballads had the intended effect on the pop and adult contemporary charts (both “I’ll Be over You” and “Without Your Love” scored), the album had a relatively low chart peak and failed to go gold. That kind of disconnection always indicates that the radio audience is failing to identify the songs with the group that made them, and it always means a career in trouble.

 

Side one
1.  Till the End  (5:17)
2.  We Can Make It Tonight  (4:16)
3.  Without Your Love  (4:33)
4.  Can’t Stand It Any Longer  (4:18)
5.  I’ll Be over You  (3:50)

Side two
1.  Fahrenheit  (4:39)
2.  Somewhere Tonight  (3:46)
3.  Could This Be Love  (5:14)
4.  Lea  (4:29)
5.  Don’t Stop Me Now  (3:05)

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