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40 Trips Around the Sun

40 Trips Around the Sun is a greatest hits album by American rock band Toto, released on February 9, 2018. The album was released in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Toto's self-titled debut album (1978).[1]

40 Trips Around the Sun
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedFebruary 9, 2018 (2018-02-09)
Recorded1978–2017
Length79:07
Label
Toto chronology
Live at Montreux 1991
(2016)
40 Trips Around the Sun
(2018)
Old Is New
(2018)

40 Trips Around the Sun contains 14 tracks from 1978 to 1993, and three previously unreleased recordings ("Spanish Sea", "Alone" and "Struck by Lightning"). "Spanish Sea" was recorded during the sessions for Isolation (1984), and was re-written with a new chorus. Steve Lukather said of the song: "Thanks to modern tech we were able to play once again with not only our 20 something selves but with our dear brothers Jeff and Mike Porcaro reminding us just how deep their groove was. Bittersweet... Many stories, laughs and a few tears on this one". "Alone" is a newly written song by Toto members David Paich, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams, while "Struck by Lightning" was previously unreleased.[2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Alone" (newly recorded)David Paich, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, Joseph WilliamsWilliams4:32
2."Spanish Sea" (newly recorded)Paich, Lukather, S. Porcaro, WilliamsPaich, Williams4:20
3."I'll Supply the Love" (from Toto, 1978)PaichBobby Kimball3:44
4."I'll Be Over You" (from Fahrenheit, 1986)Randy Goodrum, LukatherLukather3:50
5."Stranger in Town" (from Isolation, 1984)Paich, Jeff PorcaroPaich4:47
6."99" (from Hydra, 1979)PaichLukather5:13
7."Struck by Lightning" (newly recorded)Paich, Lukather, S. Porcaro, WilliamsWilliams4:15
8."Pamela" (from The Seventh One, 1988)Paich, WilliamsWilliams5:09
9."Afraid of Love" (from Toto IV, 1982)Lukather, Paich, J. PorcaroLukather3:52
10."I Won't Hold You Back" (from Toto IV)LukatherLukather4:53
11."Jake to the Bone" (from Kingdom of Desire, 1992)Lukather, Paich, J. Porcaro, Mike Porcaroinstrumental7:04
12."Stop Loving You" (from The Seventh One)Lukather, PaichWilliams4:29
13."Lea" (from Fahrenheit)S. PorcaroWilliams4:30
14."Hold the Line" (from Toto)PaichKimball3:55
15."Georgy Porgy" (from Toto)PaichLukather4:08
16."Rosanna" (from Toto IV)PaichLukather, Kimball5:31
17."Africa" (from Toto IV)Paich, J. PorcaroPaich, Kimball4:55

PersonnelEdit

"Alone"

"Spanish Sea"

  • Jeff Porcaro: drums
  • Mike Porcaro: bass
  • Steve Lukather: guitars, backing vocals
  • David Paich: piano, keyboards, lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro: synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Joseph Williams: lead and backing vocals, additional keyboards
  • Lenny Castro: percussion
  • Mark T. Williams, Timothy B. Schmit: backing vocals

"Struck by Lightning"

  • Steve Lukather: guitars, bass
  • David Paich: keyboards, backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro: Hammond organs
  • Joseph Williams: lead vocals, keyboards
  • Vinnie Colaiuta: drums
  • Martin Tillman: cello
  • Pat Knox, Lorraine Paich, Weston Wilson: backing vocals (lightning chant)

SinglesEdit

  • "Alone" / "Hold the Line"
  • "Spanish Sea"

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[3] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 64
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[6] 13
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 39
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 77
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 8
Italian Albums (FIMI)[10] 53
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[11] 84
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 26
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 8
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 64
US Billboard 200[15] 82

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Graff, Gary (November 15, 2017). "Toto Shares New Song 'Alone,' Talks Being 'The Antithesis of Cool'". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "TOTO "40 Trips Around The Sun" To Be Released On February 9th". Legacy Recordings. PR Newswire Association LLC. November 5, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Toto – 40 Trips Around the Sun" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Toto – 40 Trips Around the Sun" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Toto – 40 Trips Around the Sun" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Toto – 40 Trips Around the Sun" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Toto: 40 Trips Around the Sun" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Toto – 40 Trips Around the Sun". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Toto – 40 Trips Around the Sun" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  10. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Toto – 40 Trips Around the Sun". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  11. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 8: del 16.2.2018 al 22.2.2018" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Toto – 40 Trips Around the Sun". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Toto – 40 Trips Around the Sun". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  15. ^ "Toto Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 21, 2018.