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Ambrosia's self-titled debut LP
Ambrosia's self-titled debut LP

Ambrosia, I suppose it's an acquired taste. No it's not the apple or exotica fragrance. It's a rock band that dates back to the '70s and began as a prog/rock-type outfit similar to bands like Yes and Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

Their initial album was self-titled and my favourite to date. It was experimental with one song co-written with author Kurt Vonnegut Jr, along with a spoken verse from Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky. Not to mention that the record was engineered by Alan Parsons, who also produced their second album "Somewhere I’ve Never Travelled".

They had a truly unique sound, which became much more mainstream in future records. If you don't remember their debut album, you will remember such hits as  “How Much I Feel, Biggest Part of Me" and “You’re the Only Woman". All the songs did well on radio, and collected their own audience, a thousand miles away from (more…)