Toto IV by Toto

Toto IV is the fourth studio album by American rock band Toto released April 8, 1982, by Columbia Records. Toto IV received six Grammy Awards in 1983 including Album of the Year, Producer of the Year for the band, and Record of the Year for the song Rosanna.  In addition to Rosanna, this album spawned such singles as Make Believe, Africa, I Won’t Hold You Back, and Waiting For Your Love.  After the success of their self-titled debut, Toto struggled to sustain success on their next two albums, Hydra and Turn Back. The band was under heavy pressure from Columbia Records to deliver a hit album with their next release or be at risk of being dropped from the label.  This also the final album with the original line up.  I felt after this album, the band was not the same.  I was impressed by how well this album was written, recorded, performed and produced.  I highly recommend this album to your record library.

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