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Toto IV SACD reissued in Japan!

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I only found out about this a couple of days ago but the brilliant Eliot Scheiner 5.1 mix is being reissued on SACD in Japan. They've added four extra tracks which only feature on the stereo CD layer. These tracks were unfinished songs from the Toto IV era but were completed a few years ago.

The 7" sized pack also includes some Toto related ephemera, apparently. CDJapan seems to be the best place to get this. Mine should be here Tuesday.

I've wanted the original SACD for so long now that this was an instabuy!

Press release blurb follows... (spelling and grammar mistakes from original!)

"TOTO IV-Sacred Sword 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" is a SACD multi-hybrid board with a 7-inch paper jacket that additionally contains the 5.1ch sound source released for the first time in Japan and four valuable bonus tracks for the first CD in Japan. Will be released at. Relive the 1982 time with a luxurious inclusion privilege that reproduces many memorable items!

2022.06.01 INFO

"TOTO IV-Sacred Sword 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" Product development photos including inclusion benefits

This year 2022 is the 40th anniversary of the release of the historical masterpiece "TOTO IV-Sacred Sword", which is synonymous with TOTO, which had a great influence on the formation of the sound image of <City Pop>. Furthermore, this year marks the 45th anniversary of the formation of TOTO, and at the same time, 30 years after the death of the legendary famous drummer Jeff Pokaro, who was also the spiritual pillar of the band (sunset on August 5, 1992). For such a big memorial year, it has been decided to release "TOTO IV-Sacred Sword 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition", which is an original project in Japan.

"TOTO IV-Sacred Sword" is a high-level fruit of innovative and detailed studio work backed by high technology and sense, wide musicality against the background of R & B, and sophisticated urban sound making. The fourth studio album in total (announced in 1982). Universal masterpieces such as "Africa" and "Rosana" (2nd in the US), which became the band's first US No. 1 single, were born and sold over 12 million copies worldwide. At the 25th (1982) Grammy Awards, TOTO's masterpiece and monument, which won the most major six categories in history at the time, including the Best Album Award and the Best Record Award.

The SACD multi-hybrid disc is used for "TOTO IV-Sacred Sword 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition", which was originally decided to be released in Japan. The SACD layer contains 5.1ch surround sound and 2ch stereo sound by DSD mastering from the original analog master. The 5.1ch audio, which will be released for the first time in Japan, is overwhelmed by the finely structured sound that pops out well separated from the five speakers. The CD layer adopts the latest existing remastered sound source that Elliott Shiner, known for his work with Steely Dan, remastered in 2018 (at the time of the 40th anniversary of TOTO's debut) under the supervision of members. There is. Also, as a bonus track on the CD layer, 2018 Lucasa and Peichi will be added to the original material that was an unfinished outtake at the time of the "TOTO IV-Sacred Sword" recording session around 1981-1982. (Including co-starring with the late Pokaro brothers across time and space) 4 additional songs completed.

The package is an analog single record size 7 inch paper jacket with a lot of memorable items (Memorabilia) reprinted in a luxurious specification full of enclosing benefits, the Japan Budokan performance ticket on May 17, 1982 (Monday) and the announcement of the performance Poster, tour and pamphlet are also reprinted for the first time in 40 years. The analog LP band at the time of the first release and the recurrence, and the <member's session list> that was included at that time are also reprinted and included. In addition, all the jackets of the 7-inch analog (doughnut) board single cut from "TOTO IV-Sacred Sword" in Japan have been reprinted, and the contents are enriched to relive the time of 1982.

"TOTO IV ~ Sacred Sword 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" is a limited edition of Japan's original project and will be released on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

release information
One of TOTO's masterpieces and one of the most important in AOR / ROCK history is his 40th anniversary.
A permanent preservation board (unique to Japan) that is coveted by fans, reprinting many memorable items for the first time!
TOTO IV-Sacred Sword 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
<SACD multi 5.1ch hybrid board 7 inch paper jacket specification>
TOTO IV-Sacred Sword 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Jacket Photo
[Japan's original plan | Complete production limited edition] Released on Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Contents of recording
SACD layer Multi 5.1ch | Stereo 2ch (10 songs in total)
● Japan's first release
2003 DSD mastering (from original analog master)
Mixed for 5.1ch Surround by Elliott Shiner
Mastered for 5.1ch Surround by Darcy Propel

CD layer Stereo 2ch (14 songs in total)
● Additional recording of 4 songs for the first time in Japan
2018 Digital Remaster (from Original Analog Master)
Remastered by TOTO and Elliott Shiner

1. Rosana
2. Make Believe
3. Hold You Back
4. Good for you
5. It's a Feeling
6. Afredo of Love
7. Lovers in the Night
8. We Made It
9. Your Love
10. Africa
11. Devil's Tower (from "OLD IS NEW") Japan's first CD +
12. Fearful Heart (from "OLD IS NEW") Japan's first CD +
13. In a Little Whyle (from "OLD IS NEW") Japan's first CD +
14. Oh Why (from "OLD IS NEW") Japan's first CD +

+ Bonus track for CD layer only
Luxury specifications and inclusion benefits
◆ SACD multi-hybrid disc specifications (SACD 5.1ch & 2ch, and CD can be played with this one)
◆ 18 cm x 18 cm 7 inch W paper jacket specifications
◆ Original LP (US first edition) inner bag reprint
◆ Original LP board style label side CD

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