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Toto: Tambu

Released: May 1995 / Produced by: Toto

Choppy, overlong and ballad-laden follow-up to Kingdom Of Desire, once again released on an indy label in US. Notable for accomplished Simon Philips' studio debut as drummer.

After promising opener "Gift of Faith" (press "next" at 5:30 to avoid one of the most repetitive pointless outtros ever), Tambu kind of lulls the listener with mid-tempo tracks that aren't all that bad ("I Will Remember," "Slipped Away") until you realize you're half asleep by track 8. David Paich lead vocal meter: 1/2 song. Highlights: groovy "Time Is The Enemy," shredding "Drag Him To The Roof," infectious ballad "The Road Goes On," and jazz-fusion ripper "Dave's Gone Skiing" (whew!). Can be programmed into a much more effective album simply by avoiding about 5 songs. Additional vocals by Jenny Douglas-McRae and John James, who toured with band to curtail loss of Kimball and Williams vocal range. For Toto aficionados only.

Track Listing
1. Gift Of Faith 7:25
2. I Will Remember 6:06
3. Slipped Away 5:16
4. If You Belong To Me 5:03
5. Baby He's Your Man 5:40
6. The Other End Of Time 5:04
7. The Turning Point 5:25
8. Time Is The Enemy 5:40
9. Drag Him To The Roof 6:11
10. Just Can't Get To You 5:03
11. Dave's Gone Skiing 4:59
12. The Road Goes On 4:27
13. Blackeye 3:52

Added: April 18th 2010
Reviewer: Steve Fleck
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 2697
Language: english

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