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, Jeffrey 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


Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Paich
Keyboards Steve Porcaro
Vocals Bobby Kimball
Keyboards Michael Boddicker
Synthesizer Roger Linn
Strings Marty Paich
Percussion Lenny Castro

Liner Notes

Producer – Tom Knox, Toto
Engineer – Dana Latham, Tom Knox
Engineer (Assistant) – Stephen McManus

Art Direction – Jeffrey Porcaro, Jim Hagopian, Tony Lane
Photography – Jim Hagopian
Typography – Mike Manoogian

Recorded At Sunset Sound
Recorded At Sunset Sound
Recorded At Reggie Fisher Recording Studio
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