TOTO – TOTO

12 Inch Vinyl
Release Year: 1978
Released by Columbia Records
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Toto is the debut studio album by the American band Toto. It was released in 1978 and includes the hit singles “Hold the Line”, “I’ll Supply the Love” and “Georgy Porgy”. Although not initially very well received by critics, the band quickly gained a following, and the album gained a reputation for its characteristic sound, mixing soft pop with both synth- and hard-rock elements. Philip Garris, well known for painting many Grateful Dead album covers, created the album’s emblem after listening to a lyric from the song “Manuela Run” (“You better watch that sword that’s hanging over you”) which referred to the Sword of Damocles. The sword also represented the band’s powerful, hard-edge sound, and, due to their ability to play many types of music, Garris made the sword double-edged to show their versatility. The iron ring represented a piece of work being constructed (the record itself), and the ribbons represented the Year of the Child.