1979 Toto – Hydra

Toto 1979Hydra is the second studio album by American rock band Toto, released in 1979. It reached #37 on the Billboard Pop Albums. While most of the album’s singles failed to make any impact in the charts, “99”, a song inspired by the 1971 science fiction movie THX 1138, reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100.


1  Hydra (David Hungate, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro) 7:31
2  St. George and the Dragon (David Paich) 4:44
99(David Paich) 5:16
4  Lorraine (David Paich) 4:46
5  All Us Boys (David Paich) 5:02
6  Mama (David Paich, Bobby Kimball) 5:14
7  A Secret Of Love (David Paich, Bobby Kimball, Steve Porcaro) 3:05
8  White sister (David Paich, Bobby Kimball) 5:38



BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsSteve Porcaro
VocalsBobby Kimball
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerRoger Linn
StringsMarty Paich
PercussionLenny Castro

Liner Notes

Co-producer – Tom Knox, Toto
Engineer – Dana Latham, Tom Knox
Engineer (Assistant) – Stephen McManus

Art Direction – Jeffrey Porcaro, Jim Hagopian, Tony Lane
Photography By – Jim Hagopian
Typography (Calligraphy) – Mike Manoogian

Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Published By – Hudmar Publishing Co., Inc.
Published By – Sheetfire Music
Published By – Porcara Music
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – Reggie Fisher Recording Studio

Recorded at Sunset Sound
Additional Recording at Reggie’s.