Toto

Falling in Between Live

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To many, Toto are considered first and foremost a "studio creation," as the original lineup was comprised of already accomplished session players. But unlike, say, Steely Dan, who for an extended period focused solely on studio work, Toto steadily backed up their albums with live work. That said, a Toto concert album will never be mistaken for Live at Leeds, as they don't stray far from the original studio versions (save for extended "jam" passages), as evidenced throughout 2008's Falling in Between Live. Recorded at a stop in Paris during their 2007 tour, the set list manages to include Toto classics ("Hold the Line," "Rosanna," "Africa") as well as new material ("Falling in Between," "King of the World," "Bottom of Your Soul"). And only at a Toto concert would you get not one, not two, but three chop-showcasing solos (by keyboardist Greg Phillinganes, guitarist Steve Lukather, and drummer Simon Phillips). So from that standpoint, Falling in Between Live is a fitting, true-to-form souvenir of Toto's 2007 world tour.

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