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Los Angeles quartet Ambrosia, whose founding members included guitarist/vocalist David Pack, bassist/vocalist Joe Puerta, keyboardist Christopher North, and drummer Burleigh Drummond, fused symphonic art rock with a slickly produced pop sound. The group was discovered in 1971 by Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Zubin Mehta, who featured Ambrosia as part of a so-called All-American Dream Concert. However, it took them four more years to get a record contract; Ambrosia was released in 1975 and spawned the chart singles "Holdin' on to Yesterday" and "Nice, Nice, Very Nice." (The latter was based on Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle.) Ambrosia scored another hit in 1977 with a cover of the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" from the film All This and World War II, which they also appeared in. North left the group just before their biggest pop breakthrough in 1978 with the number three hit "How Much I Feel." Ambrosia followed this success in 1980 with another number three hit, "Biggest Part of Me," and the number 13 follow-up "You're the Only Woman." Their next album failed, ending their run of chart success, and the group broke up; individual members are still active as session musicians and vocalists, as well as producers. David Pack's 1985 solo album Anywhere You Go actually featured both Puerta and Drummond (alongside Kerry Livgren, Michael McDonald, Stanley Clarke, and Toto's Michael Porcaro), and the band reunited several years later. Several tours followed during the '90s, along with new recordings featured on the band's 1997 Anthology release. Pack left after 2001 for additional solo projects, and the band released the concert album Live a year later without him. ~ Steve Huey
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Stations Featuring


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    Sailing Away

    Sailing Away
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    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    4 songs

    Love Songs

    Love Songs
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    Super '70s

    4 songs

    Classic Hits

    3 songs

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   How Much I Feel
  3.   Biggest Part of Me
  4.   You're the Only Woman (You & I)
  5.   Holdin' on to Yesterday
  6.   Cowboy Star
  7.   That's How Much I Feel
  8.   Danse With Me George (Chopin's Plea)
  9.   Sad Eyes
  10.   That's Just How Much I Feel
  11.   How Long (Has This Been Going On)
  12.   Livin' on My Own
  13.   I Just Can't Let Go
  14.   Still Not Satisfied
  15.   Magical Mystery Tour
  16.   In My Life
  17.   Rock N' a Hard Place
  18.   Ready
  19.   The Brunt
  20.   Harvey
  21.   Drink of Water
  22.   Somewhere I've Never Travelled
  23.   Time Waits for No One
  24.   Angola
  25.   Nice, Nice, Very Nice
  26.   Mama Don't Understand
  27.   Fool Like Me
  28.   How Can You Love Me
  29.   Kid No More
  30.   For Openers (Welcome Home)
  31.   You're the Only Woman (Y
  32.   No Big Deal
  33.   Cryin' in the Rain
  34.   Shape I'm In
  35.   We Need You Too
  36.   Can't Let a Woman
  37.   I Wanna Know
  38.   Dancin' by Myself
  39.   Apothecary
  40.   Art Beware
  41.   Feelin' Alive Again
  42.   Ice Age
  43.   Life Beyond L.A.
  44.   My Main Thing
  45.   Endings
  46.   And...
  47.   Mama Frog
  48.   World Leave Me Alone
  49.   If Heaven Could Find Me
  50.   Heart to Heart
  51.   Not as You Were
  52.   Wham Bam Shang-a-Lang
  53.   Kamikaze
  54.   Make Us All Aware
  55.   Ready For Camarillo
  56.   Lover Arrive
  57.   Poor Rich Boy
  58.   Runnin' Away
  59.   Sky Is Falling

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