Road Island is the fifth and final album by Ambrosia, released May 3, 1982 on Warner Bros. Records. The album marks the band’s return to their progressive rock roots and it was the first one produced by James Guthrie.
Despite positive reviews from critics, the album was a commercial disappointment, peaking at #115 on the Billboard 200. “How Can You Love Me” only managed to reach #86 on the Billboard Hot 100, while “For Openers (Welcome Home)” peaked at #44 on the Mainstream Rock charts.
“For Openers (Welcome Home)” 5:31
“Still Not Satisfied” 3:57
“Kid No More” 2:56
“Feelin’ Alive Again” 5:46
“How Can You Love Me” 4:02
“Fool Like Me” 4:31
“Ice Age” 7:07
David Pack – guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboards Joe Puerta – bass, lead and backing vocals Burleigh Drummond – drums, backing vocals, percussion, bassoon David Cutler Lewis – keyboards Royce Jones – backing vocals Christopher North – keyboards, backing vocals Jim Horn – saxophone (Kid No More)
Life Beyond L.A. is the third album by Ambrosia, and their first album on Warner Bros. Records, released in 1978. It marked the departure of their progressive rock roots in favor of a more commercial jazz & soft rock sound. “How Much I Feel,” “Life Beyond L.A.” and “If Heaven Could Find Me” were released as singles.
The album was Ambrosia’s most successful, peaking at #19 on the Billboard 200. Among the three singles, “How Much I Feel” managed to reach the Top 10, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their second Top 40 hit.
1. “Life Beyond L.A.” 4:45 2. “Art Beware” 2:15 3. “Apothecary” 4:49 4. “If Heaven Could Find Me” 4:28 5. “How Much I Feel” 4:45 6. “Dancin’ By Myself” 4:41 7. “Angola” 3:47 8. “Heart To Heart” 2:46 9. “Not As You Were” 3:49 10. “Ready For Camarillo” 4:54
David Pack – guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboards Christopher North – keyboards, backing vocals Joe Puerta – bass, lead and backing vocals Burleigh Drummond – drums, lead and backing vocals, percussion, bassoon David Cutler Lewis – keyboards, clavinet Daniel Kobialka – violin (Heart To Heart) Marty Krystall – saxophone (Dancin’ By Myself) Producer: Freddie Piro Engineers: Stewart Whitmore, Tom Trefethen Mixing: Alan Parsons, Tom Trefethen, Stewart Whitmore Photography: Ed Caraeff Studio
Ambrosia is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1970. Ambrosia had five Top 40 hit singles released between 1975 and 1980, including the Top 5 hits “How Much I Feel” and “Biggest Part of Me”, and top 20 hits “You’re the Only Woman (You & I)” and “Holdin’ on to Yesterday”. Most of the original band members have been active with the group continuously for well over 25 years to the present day.
Ambrosia currently tours internationally and has worked in the past and present with Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Alan Parsons, Bruce Hornsby, Bill Champlin, Michael McDonald and Peter Beckett among other notable artists. In 2015 the group released a new single, and plans to release an album of all-new material.
Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s comes along later with music by: The Isley Brothers, Stacy Lattisaw & Johnny Gill, Z.Z. Hill, Ambrosia, Dionne Warwick & Johnny Mathis, the Trammps, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Major Harris, Process & the Doo Rags, Herb Alpert with Janet Jackson and more. It kicks off at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 6PM MT & 3PM PT. That’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way this evening, where you’ll hear from the likes of: Jimmy Castor, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Jimmy Ruffin, Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer, Atlantic Starr, Ambrosia, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti Austin, Eddie Murphy, the Whispers, the Blues Brothers, New Edition and many others. Stop on by at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. We’ll have fun and I’m certain you’ll enjoy it. “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful Sunday for most of us around the country and I’m looking forward to presenting to you “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” to this afternoon. On the playlist will be: Rick James, Teena Marie, the Impressions, Alicia Myers, the Four Tops, Al B. Sure!, the O’Jays, Ambrosia, Quincy Jones & Patti Austin, Jimmy Castor and a bunch of other great soul songs. It begins at 5PM Eastern Daylight Time, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. Following at 7PM EDT, will be an encore of last evening’s salute to “Disco” on “Great Soul Performances.” Can’t wait to see you for an afternoon of “Sweet Soul Music” here on RadioMaxMusic.com.