Sheffield lab CD 23, 1983. The album was originally recorded live directly to disk with only one break.
Featuring the great drumming of legend groove master ~Jeff Porcaro~ + keyboards by the guys from TOTO! ~
Amazing recording, arranging, playing
The synthesis of rhythm with Toto is beyond words...
I toto-ly dig this album! Every tune is dangerously catchy.
"Experience the definitive version of this audiophile classic! The original Lab 23 analog master tape has been remastered by Gavin Lurssen and Doug Sax, to bring you the highest possible sonic quality in a 24Kt gold collector's edition. James Newton Howard is a highly-regarded composer for film and television, with credits that include Prince of Tides, Alive, Dave, Grand Canyon, Promised Land, Wyatt Earp and the new hit series, ER. He was joined on this project by members of the legendary rock super-group, Toto, which featured the unequaled brilliance of Jeff Porcaro on drums, and a dazzling display of three virtuoso keyboard artists on nine Yamaha synthesizers. 20+16. '
2. Gone Buttlefishin'
4. L'Daddy (HOT!!)
7. E Minor Shuffle (F-YEAH)
8. Slippin' Away II
James Newton Howard, synthesizers
David Paich, synthesizers and grand piano
Steve Porcaro, synthesizers
Jeff Porcaro, drums
Joe Porcaro, percussion
*featuring YAMAHA DX-7, DX-9 & GS1 synthesizers ~
Sheffield labs made direct to disk audiophile recordings which have no tape or computer between you and the music. And these were real live instruments! Essentially, it is a live performance. There are no overdubs and no way to fix mistakes. Because of the care taken with the recording, this album sounds amazing. It is crystal clean with every drop of the dynamic energy of a band. Every nuance of the performance is there and every instrument can be fixed in space. Because of the technical perfection of this recording, all of the energy that made it fun and exciting is available to enjoy.