Title - 'Falling In Between Live' (Eagle Rock)
Artist - Toto
Unlike the Amsterdam live DVD, Toto included more recent album songs on this live album. There are tracks from Mindfields and Kingdom of Desire, as well as the newest album they are promoting. There is even a selection from a Luke solo album. I would have selected songs like or "High Price of Hate" from Mindfields, which features a Beckesque Luke guitar jam echoed by Paich on organ---incredibly cool---and would be a highlight live, but the songs they chose are good ones. "White Sister" is on Amsterdam Live so I won't complain about it's omission from Falling in Between Live.
The live sound is top-knotch, and of course the performance is outstanding by a talented band. It has meatier versions of Falling... tunes, which wakes them up. I wasn't a big fan of Falling in Between, which to me sounded too calculated. When Toto is best is when they are more a rock and roll band, and less a prog - or arena band, as they say. The live mix, here, has a rock and roll band feel to it.
Highlights: the Simon drum solo having Hydra als background, wow. The Rosanna variation, the best version of Rosanna I've heard. All the tracks from Falling In Between (since this is my new-favorite album right now!). Amazing job and a must buy for any music lover. These are brilliant musicians.
This is a refreshing new album from a great band. There is a DVD from this performance to be released sometime this year, as well as a Steve Lukather solo album.