Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd May 2010
1984 Front Cover
“Stranger in Town” is a hit song from American rock band Toto from their 1984 album Isolation. It was the first single released from that album, reaching the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1984. It was also a Top 40 single in Australia, where it remains the fourth highest charting single by Toto behind only “Hold the Line”, “Rosanna”, and “Africa”. The verses of the song feature David Paich on vocals. Whereas the chorus features a vocal combination of Paich, Steve Lukather, and Fergie Frederiksen. The music video (featuring actor Brad Dourif) and lyrics to the song are often mistakenly interpreted as telling the story of Jack the Ripper, but more likely refer to the character of Blakey / “Jesus,” and the events that unfold in Whistle Down The Wind, a book by British author Mary Hayley Bell made into a popular British film in 1961 and an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical in 1996. The video was also nominated at the 1985 MTV Music Video Awards for Best Direction.
Special version from the CBS LP “Isolation” CBS 86305
(B) Change Of Heart 4:08
Arranged By [Strings] – David Paich , James Newton Howard
Conductor [Orchestra] – James Newton Howard , Marty Paich
Performer – London Symphony Orchestra, The
Written-By – D. Paich* , F. Frederiksen*
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Vinyl 12″ Single
From My Personal Collection.
Artwork Scanned from Original 12″ Single @ 600 dpi
With Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Edited and Restored Using Adobe Photoshop CS4
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 10
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Recording (32bit/96kHz float using ASIO drivers)
*Manual removal of remaining clicks
*Editing and splitting of tracks
*DC bias correction
CLICKS REMOVED USING CLICKREPAIR
DeClick Level: 10 DeCrackle: Off
Converted Wav to very high quality Mp3/320 kbps using dBpoweramp 13.1
Stranger In Town (mp3)