FANFIELDS 2 - A Fan's Tribute To Toto
Australian Import : MRR077 - Packaging: Jewel Case
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|The songs we all
know, but these are genuinely interesting versions of the
classics, old and new. It was a struggle to pare the songs
back from the 59 recorded, but this 2-disc set has the very
best on offer. Particularly impressive is the length of
the songs and the many instances of improvising and extending
the instrumental parts of these complex songs, something
everyone should be very proud of. Fanfields originally came
from a 1997 decision by a number of members of the Toto
mailing list to record Toto songs as a tribute to the band.
It quickly became a serious project with musicians contributing
from all over the world. Fanfields 1 was released in 2001.
Michael Riesenbeck: Since the release of Fanfields
1, a lot has happened with Toto. After Mike died in 2015
I felt that the time had arrived to work on another Fanfields
album with profits going to the Michael Porcaro Fund (Sweet
Relief Musicians Fund), ALS foundation and Fergie Frederiksen
Foundation (Liver Foundation). We felt it's the least we
can do to give back something to the band that gave us so
much pleasure and inspiration through their albums and live
Of course, this idea quickly spun into something much larger. Epic even. Almost 140 people (musicians, graphic artists, engineers, producers, studio's, etc) from all over the world got involved to pay tribute to Toto; especially to Jeff Porcaro, Mike Porcaro and Fergie Frederiksen. Amongst the musicians on the album are two very special guests: Sam Porcaro (son of Mike, on bass) and Chris Trujillo (Toto percussionist). Other musicians include: John Pratt, Lars Edvall, Guus Willemse, Phil Vincent, Nalle Pahlsson, Ollie Oldenburg, Peter Kisch, Thomas Vikstrom, Linus Norda, Magnus Midelf, Ulf Jordal, Rob Lundgren, Raymond Herveille, Herman Furin, Rob Boshuijzen, Jim Rykbost, Rasmus Kihlberg, Christian Fridh, Christian Tolle, Matthias Simoner, Michael Casswell, Michael Riesenbeck, Janne Stark, Morris Adriaens, Sven Larsson, Andreas Passmark, Jan van Olffen, Markus Riegler, Phil Taylor, Sune Schack, Robert Elovsson, Fireblade, Dream Aria, Touch of Toto, Tristan.