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    Toto - the Prog Songs Playlist

    I was watching a Rick Beato video about drumming and the drum instro to Toto's "Rosanna" was one of the ones featured. It made me wish my copy of that album was gone. I was going to look for a new CD and then I remembered this article.

    https://www.loudersound.com/features...ggiest-moments

    I don't have any of these albums and the majority of those tracks are definitely not on the greatest hits compilations. But I could take all of the tracks and make a playlist on Amazon Music, so I did that. So now when I'm puttering around in the kitchen I can say, "Alexa, play the Toto Goes Prog playlist" and this will erupt.

    Hydra
    Dave's Gone Skiing
    Big Battle
    Better World
    Falling in Between
    Running Out of Time
    Great Expectations

    Works pretty well (Dave's Gone Skiing is particularly knotty) but are there any the article and this list missed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I was watching a Rick Beato video about drumming and the drum instro to Toto's "Rosanna" was one of the ones featured. It made me wish my copy of that album was gone. I was going to look for a new CD and then I remembered this article.

    https://www.loudersound.com/features...ggiest-moments

    I don't have any of these albums and the majority of those tracks are definitely not on the greatest hits compilations. But I could take all of the tracks and make a playlist on Amazon Music, so I did that. So now when I'm puttering around in the kitchen I can say, "Alexa, play the Toto Goes Prog playlist" and this will erupt.

    Hydra
    Dave's Gone Skiing
    Big Battle
    Better World
    Falling in Between
    Running Out of Time
    Great Expectations

    Works pretty well (Dave's Gone Skiing is particularly knotty) but are there any the article and this list missed?
    Those are pretty much the super-proggy highlights, yes. I'd add that "Hooked" from FIB has that syncopated middle section with Ian Anderson that could qualify it as much as "Falling In Between."
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    I'd add Home of the Brave, a guilty pleasure of mine though quite 80s sounding, as well as Jake To The Bone, a really cool prog/fusion instrumental.

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    ... and don't forget to add a few instrumental excerpts from DUNE (maybe their proggiest work)

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    I would like to know who they would have sounded if John Elefante or Warren Ham would have accepted their
    offer to join the band...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    I would like to know who they would have sounded if John Elefante or Warren Ham would have accepted their
    offer to join the band...
    Didn't Eric Martin get an offer to be their singer as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeFrog View Post
    Didn't Eric Martin get an offer to be their singer as well?
    Might be, I think they contacted a lot of guys for that spot...

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    Great Expectations
    ... was going to be my suggestion. Lukather's talked about channeling Squire on that one.

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