40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN
Understandably every other Toto ‘greatest hits’ package is dominated by cuts from their flawless debut and anthem-led Toto IV. But it also goes to show the band’s consistency for writing perfect pop-rock, whether it’s the sublime ballad I’ll Supply The Love or the synth bop of Stranger In Town. Notably, 40 Trips Around The Sun also includes two excellent previously unreleased tracks, Spanish Sea (very ‘Africa’ and currently getting great air time) and Struck By Lightning with Steve Lukather throwing out some punchy riffs on the latter, while new song Alone shows they’ve lost none of their exuberant charm. And any CD that includes all of Hold The Line, Pamela, and the world’s only song that mentions Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti, is always worth another listen.