Label: Columbia - FC 37728 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Terre Haute Pressing • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Classic Rock
The lead single, " Rosanna ", peaked at number 2 for five weeks on the Billboard Hot charts, while the album's third single, " Africa ", topping the Hot chart, became the group's first and only number 1 hit. It reached number four on the Billboard album charts in the United States, shortly after its release.
After the success of their self-titled debut, Toto struggled to sustain success on their next two albums, Hydra and Turn Back. The band was under heavy pressure from Columbia Records to deliver a hit album with their next release or be at risk of being dropped from the label. The band went back to the formula that helped them succeed on their first album, having an album that touched on many different genres of music.
They also utilized many outside musicians to help give the sound a more polished, fuller feel than they had on past albums. The recording took many months during and and the band Make Believe - Toto - Toto IV allowed a much larger than average recording budget. At a time when most bands were using a single track recorder Toto used as many as 3 separate track recorders at the same time.
This was the final album with the original Toto lineup. David Hungatewho moved to Nashville during the recording of the album, left the band to spend more time with his family. Two years later, prior to beginning recording of their follow-up album, Bobby Kimball was fired by the band due to drug issues that were damaging his voice.
The band delayed touring after the release of the album to instead help in the production of Michael Jackson 's Thriller album, as well as collaborating on Chicago 's comeback album Chicago 16 that same year. Philip Garris's original emblem from the Toto album was updated to show four rings since this was their fourth album. The newer looking, well-polished ring around the hilt of the sword represented their latest work.
Each successive ring showed a little more wear and a few more chips which represented the band's previous records. Adapted from Oh Lord - Leviticus - The Best Of Leviticus liner notes.
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