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Africa (Live)

by Toto

Lyrics

I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in, 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
full lyrics
I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in, 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
full lyrics

Features of This Track

heavy use of vocal harmonies
extensive vamping
intricate melodic phrasing
paired vocal harmony
thru composed melodic style
acoustic rhythm piano
mixed minor & major key tonality
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
a distinctive male lead vocal
latin percussion
upbeat lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Love this song!
At that last live gig, Toto performed Africa flawlessly! The sound thru the PA was absolutely perfectly mixed.
One of the best 70's groups. It was sad when I saw them In Minot, ND and they said they'd already brokne up but had to play the gig out of contractual requirements . Regardless of the breakup the group was flawless and had an incredible stage setup..... What other group has the roadies and light guys singing harmonies with them (they all had mics if course)
I love ToTo are awesome
I bless the rains down in africa
I never got a chance to see TOTO live. This is really cool! A live version of one my favorite song's.
It will take more than 100 men to drag me away from you ;^)
Jim
Nice job, nice to hear live version.
The bass 'solo' at the end of the song and the cues/solo by Lukather are so cool!!
Great version of a great song!!
This song is the best ever!!
Best song ever
Really good
Great song from the past. Love this song.
Keyboardist David Paich isn't the lead singer of ToTo, but since he wrote the song, he handled the lead vocals in this song & was featured in the Africa video.
Viva TOTO
Awesome drums
susancogswel l 4
I love this songs so much.
christian485 3 5
I think that this is one of the best songs in the world. This is awesome. But when the lead singer sings like that, it does not sound as good as the original.
leigh_popp
The radio version is better
Still good
dion99
Neither David Paich nor Bobby Kimball are dead. Jeff Porcaro, the drummer, died in 1992, however.
The drummer is great! Too bad to hear about the lead singer. Timeless classic.
I love 80's music again! Hewy Lewis, Toto, Heart and all of the rest.
The lead singer died
I normally hate live versions but in this case I have to say I'm kind of impressed with the final product. TOTO pulled it off even after so many years. I've heard much worse than this from other bands.
johnsonsethk 2
Live music is only ever good if you are there live as well. I love this song but this version is terrible.
eatingganesh
yeah well, you try singing a song you belted at 30 when you're 60 years old. Can't hit the high notes forever, man. Singing live is way different from singing in the studio; it's not fair to compare the two versions when they are different venues separated by 25 years of time. It's a great contemporary live version of the song. Period.
mel_a_di
Where's the lead singer? The guy singing the lead in this live version can't hit the high notes-hence it being sung by back-up vocals. Somewhat disappointin g for a live show...
Don't like the canned chorus.
ewilliams622
Good but, like radio version better.
harryhig
Not nearly as good as the LP version!
Like the radio version better, but this version is still good.
I noticed the clear difference between the chorus and the rest of the song too. That makes it sound weird, and frankly I wouldn't like getting a canned section at a concert!
This is a weird version. Are those vocals in the chorus canned? I miss the original soaring vocals here a lot!
i love it

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