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CD review TOTO "35th anniversary - live in Poland"

Veröffentlicht am 24. April 2014 von Markus W. in Toto, CD Review, News, Rock, Hardrock

(8/10) Seven years after Toto released their last live output the band decided for getting an new live album out into the shops. The motive was the 35th anniversary of the rock legend - a great occasion. 

The show, which was recorded, took place in Lodz, Poland and was part of the world tour of the band. I don't think that I have to write about the quality of the songs. They are just outstanding. The mixture out of melody, awesome hooklines and the rocking guitar of Steve Lukater are beyond doubt. Hymns like "St. George and the dragon" and "White sister" are songs which are timeless. Next to those tunes the band played of course the hits as well. "Rosanna" found already an early spot in the setlist, while "Africa" and "Hold the line" are highlights in the final part of the concert. This shows already that the setlist covers all periods of the band - from the early days till the last album "Falling in between" from 2006.

The sound of the album reflects the live atmosphere. It is maybe a bit too perfect and I guess that some smaller correction have been done, but this doesn't matter. The sound is warm and powerful, which fits perfect to the songs. and the vibe of the show.

A great album for fans of the band, but also for newcomers. If you want a representative sample of Toto's music this album is exactly what you need. 

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Intro 13
  2. Medley: On the run / Child's anthem / Googbye Eleore
  3. Goin' home
  4. Hydra
  5. St. George and the dragon
  6. I'll be over you
  7. It's a feeling
  8. Rosanna
  9. Wings of time
  10. Falling between
  11. I won't hold you back
  12. Pamela
  13. 99
  14. The muse
  15. White sister
  16. Better world
  17. Africa
  18. How many times
  19. Stop loving you
  20. Hold the line
  21. Home of the brave

 

Label: Eagle Vision

Genre: Rock

 

 

Tracklist:

  1. Intro 13
  2. Medley: On the run / Child's anthem / Googbye Eleore
  3. Goin' home
  4. Hydra
  5. St. Goerge and the dragon
  6. I'll be over you
  7. It's a feeling
  8. Rosanna
  9. Wings of time
  10. Falling between
  11. I won't hold you back
  12. Pamela
  13. 99
  14. The muse
  15. White sister
  16. Better world
  17. Africa
  18. How many times
  19. Stop loving you
  20. Hold the line
  21. Home of the brave

 

Label: Eagle Vision

Genre: Rock

CD review TOTO "35th anniversary - live in Poland"