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

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