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In August 1986.

In August 1986, “Columbia” label released “Fahrenheit”, the sixth Toto studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Record One”; “Manor Studio”; “The Complex” in Los Angeles; “Bill Schnee Studios”; “The Villa” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro .


  • Joseph Williams– lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • David Paich– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizers
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Miles Davis- trumpet
  • Amin Bhatia– synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro, Paulinho da Costa, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, Joe Porcaro – percussion
  • Paulette Brown, Michael Sherwood, Tony Walters, Fergie Frederiksen, Don Henley, Michael McDonald – backing vocals
  • Jerry Hey- horn arrangements
  • Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Charles Loper, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Tom Scott, Larry Williams – horns
  • Engineers: Tom Knox , Shep Lonsdale
  • Additional engineering: Dan Garcia, Murray Dvorkin, John Jessel, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, Teruo “Mu” Murakami, Jack Joseph Puig, Mike Ross and Duane Seykora
  • Technicians: Keith Albright, Brent Averill, Bob Bradshaw, Paul Jamieson, John Jessel, Art Kelm, Roger Linn, Roger Nichols, Eli Slawson
  • Mixing: Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox
  • Production coordination: Chris Littleton
  • Art direction: Tony Lane, Nancy Donald
  • Photography: Michael Going
  • Sleeve photography: Jim Shea

Track listing:

  1. Till the End – David Paich, Joseph Williams
  2. We Can Make It Tonight – Barry Bregman, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  3. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – David Paich
  4. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Joseph Williams
  5. I’ll Be Over You – Randy Goodrum, Steve Lukather
  6. Fahrenheit – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  7. Somewhere Tonight – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  8. Could This Be Love – David Paich, Joseph Williams, Fergie Frederiksen
  9. Lea – Steve Porcaro
  10. Don’t Stop Me Now – Steve Lukather, David Paich

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Warner Bros” label released “If That’s What It Takes”, the debut Michael McDonald studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio”; “Sunset Sound Recorders” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker.


  • Michael McDonald – lead vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Willie Weeks, Louis Johnson, Mike Porcaro – bass
  • Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Robben Ford – guitar
  • Edgar Winter, Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Lenny Castro, Bobby LaKind, Paulinho Da Costa, Ted Templeman – percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes – piano, clavinet
  • Greg Phillinganes – organ
  • Michael McDonald, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian – Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizer
  • Tom Scott – lyricon
  • Ed Sanford, Maureen McDonald,  Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Brenda Russell, Kathy Walker, Amy Holland – background vocals
  • Ken Deane, Bobby Hata, Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett, Steve McManus – engineer
  • Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett – overdub engineer
  • Lee Herschberg – mixing
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Marty Paich – string arrangements
  • Paul Mederios – keyboard technician
  • Joan Parker, Kathy Walker, Vicki Fortson – production coordinator
  • Jeff Adamoff – art direction, design
  • Jim Shea – photography
  • Irving Azoff – direction

Track listing:

  1. Playin’ by the Rules – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford
  2. I Keep Forgetting – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Lies – Michael McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  4. I Gotta Try – Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
  5. I Can Let Go Now – Michael McDonald
  6. That’s Why – McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  7. If That’s What It Takes – Michael McDonald, Jackie De Shannon
  8. No Such Luck – Michael McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield
  9. Losin’ End – Michael McDonald
  10. Believe in It – Michael McDonald

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “I’ll Play for You” the seventh Seals & Crofts studio album. It was recorded 1974-1975, and was produced by Louie Shelton.


  • Jim Seals– vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Dash Crofts– vocals, acoustic and electric mandolins, mandola
  • Louie Shelton– guitar, banjo
  • Ovid Stevens – slide guitar
  • Jack Lenz – keyboards, flute
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Wilton Felder– bass
  • Mike Porcaro– bass
  • Ed Greene– drums
  • Jim Varley – drums
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Antoine Dearborn – percussion
  • Gene Capriano, Bob Crosby, Jim Horn, Steve Leeds, and Henry Sigismonti – reeds
  • Larry Ford, Paul Hubinon, Ron King, and Bobby Shew– trumpet
  • Dick “Slyde” Hyde, John Leys, and Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Joe Bogan and Tom Knox – engineers
  • Marcus Joseph – 2nd engineer
  • Ivan Nagy – photography
  • Robert Lockart – art direction and design

Track listing:

All tracks by James Seals and Dash Crofts, except where noted.

  1. I’ll Play for You
  2. Golden Rainbow – James Seals, Dash Crofts, Roger Johnson, Bobby Lichtig, Jim Varley
  3. Castles in the Sand
  4. Blue Bonnet Nation
  5. Ugly City
  6. Wayland the Rabbit
  7. Freaks Fret
  8. Truth Is But a Woman
  9. Fire and Vengeance

On May 17, 1988.

In the City of Angels

On May 17, 1988, “Columbia” label released “In the City of Angels”, the fifth Jon Anderson solo album. It was recorded 1988, at “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Stewart Levine.


  • Jon Anderson- vocals, harp, drums, percussion
  • Steve Lukather- guitar
  • Steve Porcaro- keyboard programming
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Mike Porcaro- bass
  • David Paich- keyboards, orchestration
  • Joseph Williams- backing vocals
  • Larry Williams – keyboards, programming
  • John Robinson – drums
  • Paul Jackson Jr.- guitar
  • Jimmy Haslip- bass
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • Dann Huff- guitar
  • Michael Landau- guitar
  • Marc Russo – saxophone
  • Paulinho Da Costa- percussion
  • Gordon Peeke – drum programming
  • Don Freeman – keyboards
  • Jerry Hey- trumpet
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr.- sax, trombone
  • Kim Hutchcroft – sax
  • Rhett Lawrence- keyboards, programming
  • The Cathedral Choir – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Hold on to Love – Jon Anderson, Lamont Dozier
  2. If It Wasn’t for Love (Oneness Family) – Jon Anderson
  3. Sundancing (For the Hopi/Navajo Energy) – Jon Anderson
  4. Is It Me – Jon Anderson, Rhett Lawrence
  5. In a Lifetime – Jon Anderson, Lamont Dozier
  6. For You – Jon Anderson, David Paich
  7. New Civilization – Jon Anderson, Don Freeman, Gordon Peeke
  8. It’s On Fire – Jon Anderson, Don Freeman
  9. Betcha – Jon Anderson, Don Rhett Lawrence
  10. Top of the World (The Glass Bead Game) – Jon Anderson, David Paich
  11. Hurry Home (Song from The Pleiades) – Jon Anderson


On April 8, 1983.


On April 8, 1983, “Columbia” label released “Toto IV”, the fourth Toto studio album. It was recorded 1981—82 at “Sunset Sound” and “Ocean Way Studios” in Los Angeles,  “Hogg Manorin” in  Sherman Oaks, California , “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich. Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate and Steve Porcaro. In 1983, the album won six “Grammy Awards including “Album of the Year”, “Producer of the Year” for the band, and “Record of the Year” for “Rosanna”.


  • David Paich- keyboards, orchestral arrangements, lead and backing vocals, horn arrangements
  • Steve Lukather- guitar, lead and backing vocals, piano
  • Bobby Kimball- lead and backing vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums, percussion, xylophone, tympani
  • Steve Porcaro- keyboards, lead vocals
  • David Hungate– bass guitar
  • James Newton Howard- strings, arranger, conductor, orchestral arrangements
  • Tom Scott– saxophone
  • Lenny Castro- percussion, conga
  • Joe Porcaro– percussion
  • Ralph Dyck – synthesizer and synthesizer programming
  • Martyn Ford – strings
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Jerry Hey- trumpet and horn arrangements
  • James Pankow– trombone
  • Jim Horn- saxophone, recorders
  • Tom Kelly- backing vocals
  • Marty Paich- orchestral arrangements
  • Roger Linn- synthesizer programming
  • Mike Porcaro– cello
  • Timothy B. Schmit- backing vocals
  • Greg Ladanyi– engineer
  • Jon Smith – saxophone
  • Doug Sax- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Rosanna – David Paich
  2. Make Believe – David Paich
  3. I Won’t Hold You Back – Steve Lukather
  4. Good for You – Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather
  5. It’s a Feeling – Steve Porcaro
  6. Afraid of Love – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  7. Lovers in the Night – David Paich
  8. We Made It – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  9. Waiting for Your Love – Bobby Kimball, David Paich
  10. Africa – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro