Toto - Live In Amsterdam
(Eagle Vision - 2003)

Caught live at a sold out Heineken Music Hall Concert in Amsterdam, the legendary Toto (some of which are rather chubby and had a few pies too many) prove that the older guys still the best performance (yes I am taking about music before you start asking any rude questions, ahem!).

There's plenty of different camera angles throughout and the sound and screen is crystal clear - the quality of this DVD simply cannot be bettered and then there's the songs. Why of course you get 'Africa'; 'Rosanna' and 'Hold the line' (there'd be a riot otherwise) but it's also nice to witness their gorgeous take of The Beatle's 'While my guitar gently weeps' dedicated to their late drummer, brother Jeff (Porcaro) and brother George (Harrison) who influenced them to become musicians in the first place.

There's so much elsewhere in the set to choose from like the opening medley 'Girl Goodbye/Goddbye Eleanor/Child's Anthem' which neatly mesh together as you'd expect. Also included is the last song 'White Sister' (that's excluded from the CD version) due to digital time restraints and the bonus home movie footage shot on the 'Through the looking glass' Tour that includes the band at bowling alley, a clockwork sheep on the stage walking towards David Paich, grabbing 'per diem' on the tour bus and scoffing down food at Mr. Udo's Restaurant.


By Glenn Milligan