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

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