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Toto Releases “Toto XIV” with Founding Bassist David Hungate

Toto: Toto XIVToto XIV marks the return of bassist David Hungate, but it is also being released on the heels of a tragedy: Mike Porcaro, who remained the group’s official bassist as he struggled with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), succumbed to his illness earlier this month at the age of 59.

Hungate came back to the band in 2014, stepping into the touring bassist slot held by Nathan East since 2010, which was the same year the band announced Porcaro’s illness. Hungate is one of Toto’s founding members and played with the band from 1977 to 1982 on hits like “Hold the Line,” “Rosanna,” and “Africa.”

The new album is the band’s 2006 offering, Falling In Between, which was also the last studio album to feature Porcaro’s playing.

Check out what the 2015 version of Toto sounds like on Toto XIV track “Orphan”:

Toto XIV is available in a CD/DVD deluxe edition, on vinyl, and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Toto XIV Track List:

Disc 1:

  1. Running Out of Time
  2. Burn
  3. Holy War
  4. 21st Century Blues
  5. Orphan
  6. Unknown Soldier (for Jeffrey)
  7. The Little Things
  8. Chinatown
  9. All the Tears That Shine
  10. Fortune
  11. Great Expectations

Disc 2:

  1. “Making Of” Documentary