Past to Present 1977-1990

Past to Present 1977-1990

by Toto Toto
Past to Present 1977-1990

Past to Present 1977-1990

by Toto Toto


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Toto's compilation is to be recommended in that it contains all four of the group's Top Ten hit singles -- "Hold the Line," "Rosanna," "Africa," and "I Won't Hold You Back." It also contains four more of Toto's 14 pop chart singles -- "Georgy Porgy," "99," "I'll Be Over You," and "Pamela." But that means it leaves out six chart entries, including the Top 40 hits "Make Believe," "Stranger in Town," and "Without Your Love." In their place are an album track from the most recent album, The Seventh One, and four newly recorded songs co-written and sung by the group's fourth lead vocalist, Jean-Michel Byron, who is more soulful than his predecessors, but no more memorable. As such, this is not the ideal Toto best-of and earns its "pick" designation over Toto IV only by virtue of its inclusion of the group's first hit, "Hold the Line."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972299624
catalogNumber: 722996
Rank: 21120


  1. Love Has the Power
  2. Africa
  3. Hold the Line
  4. Out of Love
  5. Georgy Porgy
  6. I'll Be over You
  7. Can You Hear What I'm Saying
  8. Rosanna
  9. I Won't Hold You Back
  10. Stop Loving You
  11. 99
  12. Pamela
  13. Animal

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toto   Primary Artist
Cheryl Lynn   Vocals
Tower of Power   Horn
Phyllis Saint James   Choir, Chorus
John Bahler   Choir, Chorus,Choir Director
Susan Boyd   Choir, Chorus
Alex Brown   Choir, Chorus
Emilio Castillo   Horn
Luis Conte   Percussion
Lynn Davis   Choir, Chorus
Kevin Dorsey   Choir, Chorus
Gene Morford   Choir, Chorus
Debbie Hall   Choir, Chorus
Phillip Ingram   Choir, Chorus
Bobby Kimball   Vocals
Stephen "Doc" Kupka   Horn,Horn Section
Steve Lukather   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
David Paich   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Jeff Porcaro   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Darryl Phinnessee   Choir, Chorus
Mike Porcaro   Bass,Group Member
Alfie Silas   Choir, Chorus
Lee Thornburg   Horn,Horn Section
Tom Timko   Horn,Horn Section
Carmen Twillie   Choir, Chorus
Maxine Willard Waters   Choir, Chorus
Luther Waters   Choir, Chorus
Oren Waters   Choir, Chorus
Joseph Williams   Vocals
Willie Green   Choir, Chorus
Jean-Michel Byron   Vocals
Greg Adams   Horn

Technical Credits

Jon Anderson   Contributor
Michael McDonald   Contributor
Toto   Producer
Larry Williams   Contributor
James Newton Howard   Contributor
Tom Scott   Contributor
John Bahler   Vocal Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Lenny Castro   Contributor
Michael Fisher   Contributor
Gary Grant   Contributor
James Guthrie   Producer,Engineer
Jerry Hey   Contributor
Jim Horn   Contributor
David Hungate   Contributor
Tom Kelly   Contributor
Tom Knox   Producer,Engineer
Greg Ladanyi   Engineer
Shep Lonsdale   Engineer
Marty Paich   Contributor
George Massenburg   Producer,Engineer
James Pankow   Contributor
Bill Payne   Producer
Steve Porcaro   Contributor
Schmitt   Engineer
Timothy B. Schmit   Contributor
Chuck Finley   Contributor
Greg Adams   Horn Arrangements
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