Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

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Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

Postby St.George » Sat May 12, 2018 10:05 pm

Hey guys...

Remember that lazy TOTO Box set that it was intended for ...well, TBH I keep wondering who was it intended for.

So far, there are no extra details about the box, no promos, no nothing... looks like nobody gives a f*ck about it. It was supposed to be on presale exclusively through their official website until April 10th. Well, it's May 12th and the box is still there, so it's pretty obvious it ain't selling. IMO this is because:

- It has zero interest for hardcore fans, since it's very pricey and it doesn't offer anything that they don't already have: no rare concerts, demos, early takes, documentaries, merch and whatnot...

- It has zero interest for normal fans, since it's very pricey and they're not going to spend that much in records that they already have. But on top of it all, the box comes in a stupid double CD+LP package, increasing unnecesarily their retail price

- It has zero interest for new fans/millenials since they're not going to spend 500$/420€ in a band they're still discovering. It's easier/cheaper to listen to them on Spotify or any other online platforms.

- Hell, not even the admins of some of their FB groups are going to buy this thing, basically for many of the reasons explained above.

So who's this box intended for? Who was the "brilliant" team that was in charge of it? It's a real pity that it came this way...
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Re: Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Sun May 13, 2018 1:03 am

Personally, I'm waiting to buy many of the albums when they are sold individually.
I also think the title, "Old is New", sounds like it was cooked up by a Sony suit. Uninspired.
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Re: Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

Postby WalrusOct9 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:54 am

A set of unreleased/vault/live material would've generated a lot more interest, I think.

The first seven albums are easily available on vinyl (and all sound really, really nice), so I'm not sure how much interest there is in reissued LP's of those. I'm sure a lot of fans are waiting for individual titles, to pick up the 90's stuff.
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Re: Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

Postby artinis1 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:21 am

Did they ever post what the track list will be for the live cd?
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Re: Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

Postby artinis1 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:04 pm

Will this be available on ITunes?
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Re: Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

Postby St.George » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:50 am

The thing still is a disaster... :cry:

One month prior to the release and barely no news about the thing, what formats, what artwork, no promo stuff... Just NOTHING! :?

A pity!
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Re: Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

Postby artinis1 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:25 am

You’re so right, it’s like a secret project
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Re: Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

Postby Andrew » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:49 pm

St.George wrote:The thing still is a disaster... :cry:

One month prior to the release and barely no news about the thing, what formats, what artwork, no promo stuff... Just NOTHING! :?

A pity!


Give it a rest! You're a huge downer on all things Toto.
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Re: Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

Postby St.George » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:04 pm

Andrew wrote:Give it a rest! You're a huge downer on all things Toto.


That is not true.

They're my fave band ever, believe it or not. I loved their XIV album and I was highly enthusiastic with it. You can check old posts from me here or the noticeboard. But I don't agree with everything they do. Luke hyped the fans about the 40th anninersary, especially about the box set with "lots of things for the fans". What has it become in the end? A lame ass box set with just a book and the discography in 2 formats (so that they could charge more for it), the eleventh reissue of the Paris concert (yawn!), an AUDIO excerp of a Japan concert that existed forever... And that's it! No demos, no early versions, no collectibles, no rare video concerts, no documentaries, NO ADDED VALUE... And all this for JUST 419€!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me? Is this the ultimate boxset Luke's been hyping about? I'm sorry but this is my opinion about it.

In my life I've just been critic with them in 2 occasions: The "Through the looking glass" album (which I still consider their only stain in their discography), and the boxed set, because it didn't match the expectations at all. I especially HATE the 2 formats thing: It's a lazy ass way of making more $$$. And it's something they've been doing quite a lot since the Live in Poland dvd deluxe, all over to XIV deluxe box set, Live in Montreaux deluxe box set... and now this!

In a nutshell: I LOVE THEIR MUSIC! I love the band! But I'm sorry... I don't agree with everything they do. And if you express disaproval in "their channels" or FB groups, no matter how polite you are, they ban you. So, in this sense, I'd like to thank you, Andrew, for letting me express myself, for the good and the bad. You might agree or not, but you NEVER deleted anything I posted.
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Re: Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

Postby Andrew » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:20 pm

I only see you complaining here, so I'm not buying it.
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Re: Toto ALL IN... what a disaster!

Postby St.George » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:45 pm

Andrew wrote:I only see you complaining here, so I'm not buying it.


Ok, I'll do the job for you...

FACTS >>> search.php?author_id=209&sr=posts

Except for this topic, where else do you see me complaining?
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