This is the New US Version with 16 page color booklet containing additional photos, liner notes by journalist Greg Rule, and track by track commentary by Mike and David. Originally recorded live in Koblenz, Germany in March 2002 as a Tribute Concert to his brother and world renown drummer Jeff Porcaro. This double CD set has been long in the making including some additional overdubs and extensive re-mixing and mastering. The basic CD contains fresh new performances of some Toto classics along with other favorites including "Lowdown", "Human Nature" & Mike and his Dad (Joe Porcaro) playing "Straight No Chaser". The Bonus disc includes additional live mixes from the original concerts including a wild drum exchange between Steve Gadd, Gregg Bissonette & Lenny Castro on "Corbitt Van Brauer".
Many bassists are aware Toto s Mike Porcaro has been struggling with ALS the past few years. Thanks to keyboardist David Garfield, however, Porcaro s undersung gift as a glue guy with a huge, intuitive groove is back in the spotlight on this stellar 2-CD set. Taken from a German 2002 tribute concert to Mike s brother, late drum great Jeff Porcaro, the cross section of songs and stickmen yields some fascinating and fertile results. For starters, there s Mike locking with Steve Gadd and Greg Bissonette on the supreme shuffle of Roseanna, as well as driving the 6/8 pulse of Hendrix s Manic Depression both with bassist Glenn Hughes on soaring vocals. Add in Robin DiMaggio for Lowdown and Africa, and Bernard Purdie on Babylon Sisters all with Santana singer Alex Ligertwood. Elsewhere, Mike reimagines Georgy Porgy (dig his subtleyswung steady 16ths on the out chorus), and provides harmonically-astute walking on Straight No Chaser (with dad Joe on drums). Great music that supports a great cause. --Bass Player Magazine
David Garfield has produced and reissued Brotherly Love, a solo project by Toto/session bassist Mike Porcaro originally recorded in 2002. The CD features a who s who of musicians including drummers Steve Gadd, Gregg Bissonette, Bernard Purdie, and John JR Robinson. --Modern Drummer