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

Vibes Joe Porcaro
Background Vocals Tom Kelly

2 You Got Me

Background Vocals Patti Austin
Percussion Lenny Castro
Percussion Jim Keltner

3 Anna

Percussion Mike Fisher
Percussion Joe Porcaro

4 Stop Loving You

Keyboards Bill Payne
Percussion Mike Fisher
Background Vocals Jon Anderson

5 Mushanga

Horn Jim Horn
Percussion Joe Porcaro
Steel Drums Andy Narell
Background Vocals Patti Austin

6 Stay Away

Lap Steel David Lindley
Background Vocals Linda Ronstadt

7 Straight from the Heart

Horn Jim Horn
Background Vocals Patti Austin

8 Only the Children

Background Vocals Tom Kelly

10 These Chains

Vibes Joe Porcaro


Sax Tom Scott
Horn Jim Horn
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trombone James Pankow
Trumpet Gary Grant
Sax Gary 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