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David Paich of Toto fame will be releasing his newest solo album, Forgotten Toys, on August 19th via Mascot Label Group.
Forgotten Toys consists of bits and pieces of uncompleted songs that David has had kicking around for years. The impetuses for putting them together to create this solo effort were inspired by his brothers in Toto, who were releasing solo albums and urged him to do the same. Thankfully he acted upon their suggestion and put a collection of seven tremendous songs together. Why only seven songs, you may ask, because there are no filler tracks. What you are getting is the best of the best of what David has to offer.
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To help him on this musical journey, he enlisted Toto singer Joseph Williams to co-producer and provided some vocals. As a bonus, some heavy-weight musicians and friends like Steve Lukather, Brian Eno, Michael McDonald, Ray Parker Jr., Don Felder, and Steve Jordan of The Rolling Stones also perform on this album. There are wonderful shades of light and dark moments on Forgotten Toys that only David could navigate.
I had the opportunity to speak with six-time Grammy® Award Winner, songwriter, keyboardist, pianist, and founding member of Toto to discuss his latest creation, the process of getting all the song ideas to fit and work together, the inspiration he received from his father and Elton John, the type of songs he enjoys writing, and his ongoing role in Toto as musical director! Check out our conversation, and remember that for more interviews, please follow My Global Mind on Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, and subscribe to their YouTube channel.
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Spirit Of The Moonrise
All The Tears That Shine
19 August 2022
CD, LP, Digital & Digital Atmos