1988 Toto – The Seventh One

Toto 1988The Seventh One is Toto’s seventh studio album. It was released in 1988, and became the best-received Toto album since Toto IV. The Seventh One is the second and last album until 2015’s Toto XIV to feature Joseph Williams on lead vocals.  The single “Pamela” reached number 22 in the Billboard charts. The title track, “The Seventh One,” is only featured on the Japanese version of the album and on the B-side of the “Pamela” single. It was also released on some compilations on a later date.



Pamela(David Paich, Joseph Williams) 5:10
2  You Got Me (David Paich, Joseph Williams) 3:13
3  Anna (Randy Goodrum, Steve Lukather) 4:56
4  Stop Loving You (David Paich, Steve Lukather) 4:30
5  Mushanga (David Paich, Jeffrey Porcaro) 5:36
6  Stay Away (David Paich, Steve Lukather) 5:31
7  Straight from the Heart (David Paich, Joseph Williams) 4:12
8  Only the Children (David Paich, Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather) 4:11
9  A Thousand Years (David Paich, Joseph Williams, Mark T Williams) 4:53
10  These Chains (Randy Goodrum, Steve Lukather) 5:00
11  Home of the Brave (David Paich, Jimmy Webb, Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather) 6:48



BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsDavid Paich
VocalsJoseph Williams
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro

Other Musicians

1 Pamela

VibesJoe Porcaro
Background VocalsTom Kelly

2 You Got Me

Background VocalsPatti Austin
PercussionLenny Castro
PercussionJim Keltner

3 Anna

PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionJoe Porcaro

4 Stop Loving You

KeyboardsBill Payne
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsJon Anderson

5 Mushanga

HornJim Horn
PercussionJoe Porcaro
Steel DrumsAndy Narell
Background VocalsPatti Austin

6 Stay Away

Lap SteelDavid Lindley
Background VocalsLinda Ronstadt

7 Straight from the Heart

HornJim Horn
Background VocalsPatti Austin

8 Only the Children

Background VocalsTom Kelly

10 These Chains

VibesJoe Porcaro


SaxTom Scott
HornJim Horn
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetChuck Findley
TromboneJames Pankow
TrumpetGary Grant
SaxGary Herbig

Liner Notes

Producer – Toto, Bill Payne, George Massenburg
Producer (Production Coordinator) – Ivy Skoff
Arranged By – Toto
Arranged By – Mark T Williams (Tracks 9, 10)
Arranged By (Horns) – Tom Scott (Tracks 1, 4)
Arranged By (Horns) – David Paich, Jerry Hey (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Paich (Tracks 3, 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – James Newton Howard, Marty Paich (track 3)
Arranged By (Strings) – Guthrie Thomas (Track 11)
Conductor – Marty Paich (Track 3)
Conductor – David Paich (Track 10)
Engineer (Additional) – John Jessel, Sharon Rice, Steve Porcaro
Engineer (Assistant) – Duane Seykora, Greg Dennen, Ken Fowler, Mark McKenna, Paul Dieter, Scott Symington
Mastered By – Doug Sax, Mike Reese
Recorded By – Toto, Bill Payne, George Massenburg
Technician (Complex Techs) – Nathaniel Kunkel, Paul Dwyer, Roberto Spano
Technician (Toto Techs) – Bob Bradshaw, John Jessel, Paul Jamieson, Ross Garfield

Design (Front Cover) – Jeff Porcaro
Design (Illustrated By) – Margo Nahas
Design (Original Art) – Philip Garris
Photography By (Back Cover, Inside Sleeve) – Dennis Keeley
Photography By (Inside Sleeve) – Glen La Ferman

Recorded At – The Complex
Recorded At – Manor Studio, Los Angeles
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab