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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


    1 song

    Sailing Away

    Sailing Away
    3 songs

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    4 songs

    New Smooth Jazz

    New Smooth Jazz
    4 songs

    Love Songs

    2 songs

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

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