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Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:08 am

"These Chain" to me is genius. Doesn't get enough love.

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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby leftovertu » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:01 am

Mine is “The Road Goes On,” without question. Lyrics, music, the guitar solo, the whole package. I never get tired of hearing it. A close second is “Simple Life.” I enjoy the obvious favorites (“I’ll Be Over You,” “I Won’t Hold You Back,”) but these are my picks.
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby [email protected] » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:25 pm

The_Noble_Cause wrote:"These Chain" to me is genius. Doesn't get enough love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CHHQVfgZ0k


As a drummer, I totally DIG this tune.....but not my fav Luke ballads, unfortunately.

Best Luke ballad for me, would be without doubt I Won't Hold You Back. The lyrics ain't exactly classic...haha. But the tune is just beautiful.

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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby tedpruitt » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:18 am

Beyond the standards - if I can pop outside of Toto for a moment - I've always found "The Letting Go" haunting. Would have loved to hear a 'younger' Luke belt that out without all of the road-worn weariness in his voice.

Inside Toto - aside from the aforementioned, I really like Anna.
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby tedpruitt » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:20 am

Speaking of Luke ballads - interesting to have Joe on this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK8p1SY5Ing
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby [email protected] » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:08 am

tedpruitt wrote:Speaking of Luke ballads - interesting to have Joe on this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK8p1SY5Ing


Nice take.

But Angela's not really a Luke ballad, though.....its one of those cool Toto songs where it seamlessly blends 3 vocalists into a nice little piece.

Bobby does the verses, Luke does the Angela parts....and Dave does the strange situation part....haha.
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:34 am

tedpruitt wrote:Beyond the standards - if I can pop outside of Toto for a moment - I've always found "The Letting Go" haunting. Would have loved to hear a 'younger' Luke belt that out without all of the road-worn weariness in his voice.

Inside Toto - aside from the aforementioned, I really like Anna.



Luke's Ever Changing Times has a few tracks that would've fit right at home in TOTO. Letting Go is one of them.
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby Morten » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:51 am

[email protected] wrote:Bobby does the verses, Luke does the Angela parts....and Dave does the strange situation part....haha.


That's definitely Luke on the verses, not Bobby.
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby WalrusOct9 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:22 am

"The Road Goes On" for me, I think. Maybe "Melanie" a close second.
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby tedpruitt » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:26 am

WalrusOct9 wrote:"The Road Goes On" for me, I think. Maybe "Melanie" a close second.

Love Melanie - recently went back to that album - I can't seem to find any real live performances of the song though - a few lip sync television special versions, but that's it.

BTW - in case anyone missed it - Luke thinks the live DVD they recorded last night should be out by Christmas this year!
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:28 am

tedpruitt wrote:
BTW - in case anyone missed it - Luke thinks the live DVD they recorded last night should be out by Christmas this year!


The footage online shows the band firing on all cylinders. Vocally, Luke and Joe definitely ate their Wheaties. Their past 2 DVD/CD live releases (FIB and Poland) i lent out to friends. Never got them back. This one I'm keeping for myself.
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby WalrusOct9 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:54 am

tedpruitt wrote:
WalrusOct9 wrote:"The Road Goes On" for me, I think. Maybe "Melanie" a close second.

Love Melanie - recently went back to that album - I can't seem to find any real live performances of the song though - a few lip sync television special versions, but that's it.


I think it was dropped pretty quickly after the Mindfields tour started, unfortunately. Although maybe the song just didn't click live, which I could easily understand. Great song though.
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby [email protected] » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:02 am

Morten wrote:
[email protected] wrote:Bobby does the verses, Luke does the Angela parts....and Dave does the strange situation part....haha.


That's definitely Luke on the verses, not Bobby.


Dude. It's Bobby.
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby tedpruitt » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:29 am

The footage online shows the band firing on all cylinders. Vocally, Luke and Joe definitely ate their Wheaties. Their past 2 DVD/CD live releases (FIB and Poland) i lent out to friends. Never got them back. This one I'm keeping for myself.

No shit! Joe is absolutely belting those notes. And Luke's voice actually seemed a little smoother, although hard to tell too much from these phone videos. Several parts that they had been leaving out (or letting Shem sing) are back full force. They're probably smart enough to save their voices knowing the filming was coming up - but DAMN. Excited to see this one come out.

Time to stop loaning those out TNC...
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby Morten » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:48 am

[email protected] wrote:
Morten wrote:
[email protected] wrote:Bobby does the verses, Luke does the Angela parts....and Dave does the strange situation part....haha.


That's definitely Luke on the verses, not Bobby.


Dude. It's Bobby.


Well, no, it's definitely not him. It's clearly Luke (a young Luke, before his voice acquired the raspiness it has today). I mean no disrespect, but I honestly don't understand how anyone familiar with their voices could think otherwise.
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:47 am

On the studio version of Angela, I only hear Luke and Dave.
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby tedpruitt » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:14 am

On the studio version of Angela, I only hear Luke and Dave.


That's what I hear. Here's Luke singing it back in '92:

https://youtu.be/jtRE7N8fqzY?t=4021
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby Morten » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:30 am

Also, the liner notes clearly say "Lead vocal - Steve L."
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby Shadowsong » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:45 pm

Lucifer????? :shock:

Gosh...I only can say that one of his guitar techs tried to fondle me one late night when he was setting up my guitar!!!

That was :shock: :shock: :shock:

I guess it was flattering at the time...now I am a cancer carnage victim but glad to be alive!
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby JohnH » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:39 pm

Simple Life. One of these days I’m gonna double it up in ProTools and make the version I hear in my head. It’s too short!
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Re: Favorite Lukather ballad?

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:41 pm

JohnH wrote:Simple Life. One of these days I’m gonna double it up in ProTools and make the version I hear in my head. It’s too short!


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