Steve Lukather's Bridges: the closest we'll ever get to a new Toto album

Toto chaos from Steve Lukather, Joseph Williams and David Paich on Lukather's ninth solo album Bridges

Steve Lukather - Bridges cover art
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With Toto guitarist Steve Lukather recently proclaiming the band "will never record another studio album", this is as close to the real thing as it gets. 

Lukather's ninth solo album features a host of other Toto alumni (singer Joseph Williams and keyboard player David Paich wrote the majority of the record), so naturally this is as classy and fabulous as Joan Collins necking a Cinzano with Leonard Rossiter.

The standout track is All Forevers Must End, a bleak, reflective break-up ballad with the killer lyrics: "Waking up inside an empty room, acid teardrops burn my face as I contemplate my doom."

Someone could be described as Toto play Bette Davis Eyes; the defiant Not My Kind Of People includes the classic Toto combo of heavy riffola and jazzy mellowness; and Lukather channels his inner Paul Kossoff to fine effect on the bluesy late-nite workout Take My Love.

Geoff Barton

Geoff Barton is a British journalist who founded the heavy metal magazine Kerrang! and was an editor of Sounds music magazine. He specialised in covering rock music and helped popularise the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) after using the term for the first time (after editor Alan Lewis coined it) in the May 1979 issue of Sounds.