Toto - Hydra (CD)

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Digitally re-mastered edition of this sophomore album from the AOR superstars. When they returned with their second album HYDRA, originally released in 1979, their fans and critics were confronted with a work that although immediately recognizable, was considerably more advanced and complex. Instead of serving up another dish of stylistic Pop Rock, they reached deep inside and committed to elaborate compositions and intricate arrangements. In many respects the approach could be traced directly back to the band's progressive rock leanings; something that their musical ability and dexterity had always hinted at. Actually HYDRA is arguably Toto's finest hour. It is a record that combines all the positive aspects of a band that not only wrote great songs but also presented them in a format that wasn't clichéd or pedestrian. The title track, for instance, is a seven minutes plus anthem that has become a career cornerstone, whilst shorter, sharper tracks such as 'White Sister' and 'All US Boys' reinforced the AOR backbone in spectacular form.

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Barcode
5055300377777
Department
Music
Released
4 Jan 2014
Artist
Toto
Format
Audio CD
Genre
Rock
Label
Rock Candy
Tracks
  1. Hydra7:31
  2. St. George And The Dragon4:44
  3. 995:16
  4. Lorraine4:46
  5. All Us Boys5:02
  6. Mama5:14
  7. White Sister5:38
  8. A Secret Love3:07
Year
2014
Videos
Toto - St. George And The Dragon (1978)
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Published 5 years ago by Max
Duration: 04:45
HD
Toto - Lorraine
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Published 5 years ago by 7N3T
Duration: 04:47
HD
Toto - Mama
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Published 5 years ago by 7N3T
Duration: 05:23
HD
Toto - A Secret Love
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Published 5 years ago by 7N3T
Duration: 02:11
HD
Supply Source
USA

Toto

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Profile
Originally a group of Los Angeles based studio musicians (including guitarist Steve Lukather, keyboardist David Paich, and the Porcaro brothers) aside from doing session work for other stars, Toto had a lengthy career of hits in their own right. Their commercial peak was 1982's "TOTO IV", which won several Grammy awards, including Album Of The Year. Toto is best known for their hits "Africa," "Georgy Porgy" (covered by 3D and Eric Benet and sampled by MC Lyte on her track, "Poor Georgie"), "Rosanna" and "I Won't Hold You Back" the last of which Roger Sanchez used for his worldwide hit, "Another Chance." After Steve Lukather decided to leave Toto in order to concentrate on his solo career the band became officially defunct as of mid 2008 although in 2010 they reformed allegedly for a short series of concerts only to support their former bassist Mike Porcaro who had been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease.). However, the band continues to tour.
Members
  • Bobby Kimball
  • David Hungate
  • David Paich
  • Fergie Frederiksen
  • Greg Phillinganes
  • Jean-Michel Byron
  • Jeff Porcaro
  • Jory Eve
  • Joseph Williams
  • Mike Porcaro
  • Simon Phillips
  • Steve Lukather
  • Steve Porcaro
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