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Toto Announce Release Of Greatest Hits Collection '40 Trips Around The Sun', Stream New Song Alone

Thursday, 16 November 2017 Written by Jon Stickler

Toto have announced the release of their new greatest hits collection, '40 Trips Around The Sun'.

The 17 track album is set to arrive on February 9 via Legacy Recordings and will feature three previously unreleased recordings: Spanish Sea, Alone and Struck by Lightning. Speaking about Spanish Sea and Alone guitarist Steve Lukather said:

"This track is originally from the Isolation sessions. It’s one that didn't make it and we had to re-write it including creating a new chorus. Thanks to modern tech we were able to play once again with not only our 20 something selves but with our dear brothers Jeff and Mike Porcaro reminding us just how deep their groove was. Bittersweet... Many stories, laughs and a few tears on this one.  It’s classic Toto with an excellent solo and I kept my old 1985 melody solo Dave wanted me to do... Old meets new but since legendary pal Al Schmitt cut the tracks and Bob Clearmountain mixed... It sounds like it was done two weeks ago not over 30 years ago!"

"Alone is a brand-new song. This one was written with just the four of us really writing together and no one else in the room with us. We wanted to start with an 'up' song in terms of groove for the album. The lyric is darker but we are older guys now ands have lived life. The good, bad and ugly... we have lived it all and in the end we are all alone anyway. Proud of this piece and it just sort of organically happened."

The third new track on the record, Struck By Lightning, began with David Paich. He said:

"I had the opening riff in my head for months. Joe and the guys helped flesh this one out. I love the heavy arrangement and Luke’s solo on it is an all time great!"

Check out the album's cover art, tracklist and stream new song, Alone, below.

'40 Trips Around The Sun':

1. Alone
2. Spanish Sea
3. I'll Supply The Love
4. I'll Be Over You
5. Stranger In Town
6. 99
7. Struck By Lightning
8. Pamela
9. Afraid Of Love
10. I Won't Hold You Back
11. Jake To The Bone
12. Stop Loving You
13. Lea
14. Hold The Line
15. George Porgy
16. Rosanna
17. Africa

The band accompany the release and celebrate their 40th anniversary with a worldwide tour beginning on February 11 in Helsinki. The tour is expected to hit the US later in 2018. 

Toto Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon February 11 2018 - HELSINKI Icehall (Finland)
Tue February 12 2018 - TALLINN Nordea Concert Hall (Estonia)
Wed February 14 2018 - STOCKHOLM Fryshuset (Sweden)
Fri February 16 2018 - OSLO Spektrum (Norway)
Sat February 17 2018 - COPHENHAGEN Forum (Denmark)
Mon February 19 2018 - HAMBURG Mehr! Theater (Germany)
Wed February 21 2018 - DUSSELDORF Mitsubishi-Electric Hall (Germany)
Thu February 22 2018 - MUNICH Olympiahalle (Germany)
Sat February 24 2018 - BERLIN C-Halle (Germany)
Sun February 25 2018 - LEIPZIG Haus Auensee (Germany)
Wed February 28 2018 - KRAKOW Tauron Arena (Poland)
Fri March 02 2018 - VIENNA Gasometer (Austria)
Sat March 10 2018 - MILAN Mediolanum Forum (Italy)
Tue March 13 2018 - STUTTGART Porsche Arena (Germany)
Thu March 15 2018 - LILLE Zenith (France)
Sat March 17 2018 - AMSTERDAM Ziggo Dome (Netherlands)
Sun March 18 2018 - BRUSSELS Forest National (Belgium)
Tue March 20 2018 - OFFENBACH AM MAIN Stadthalle (Germany)
Fri March 23 2018 - BOLOGNA Unipol Arena (Italy)
Sun March 25 2018 - MARCHSEILLE Dome (France)
Mon March 26 2018 - TOULOUSE Zenith (France)
Tue March 27 2018 - LYON Halle Tony Garnier (France)
Fri March 30 2018 - PARIS La Seine Musicale (France)
Sun April 01 2018 - LONDON Royal Albert Hall (United Kingdom)
Mon April 02 2018 - MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall  (United Kingdom)
Wed April 04 2018 - DUBLIN Vicar Street  (United Kingdom)
Thu April 05 2018 - DUBLIN Vicar Street  (United Kingdom)
Sat April 07 2018 - BELFAST Waterfront Hall Auditorium  (United Kingdom)
Sun April 08 2018 - GLASGOW SEC Armadillo  (United Kingdom)

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