When studio musicians decide to form bands, it can be a mixed blessing. Their talent and knowledge of studio chicanery can produce a catalogue of lifeless, palatable perfection with the odd masterpiece thrown in, granting them an often well-deserved career. Toto's eighth version of its greatest hits offers longtime fans little more than new cover art. Soft rock standards like "Africa" and "Rosanna" are properly placed at the top of the order, while their most recent work languishes at the bottom like the impeccably arranged mid-set concert filler that it is. Sadly, their most daring creation, the soundtrack to the 1984 David Lynch film, Dune, is once again a no show, leaving one to wonder whether they'll get it right the ninth time around.
AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger