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Thread: Burleigh Drummond of Ambrosia- Interview

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    What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it brings forth a sound.

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    Watch this guys reaction
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcleary View Post
    Christopher North is still playing with them. Here's one of the great Prog songs Ice Age off their last album Road Island. Awesome drums by Burleigh Drummond!
    That is pretty sweet. And you're right -- nice drums. I could see this fitting into Genesis' early 80s catalog, just with more up front keys.

    I have the first three, but couldn't bring myself to buy One Eighty. But I may have to get Road Island if enough of it is like this track.
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    For those interested: https://www.ambrosialive.net/
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    What was the reason that Christopher North didn't appear on the album covers of LBLA and 180? I know Burleigh mentioned it in the interview but didn't quite get it, or I wasn't paying close attention. I was reading about Ambrosia on Wiki and Chris is listed on all 5 albums. Was he just recording and not touring at the time?

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    Yea Road Island is worth having if you like the first two Ambrosia albums. There's a Pink Floyd man at the helm producing James Guthrie. Here's a couple more
    good ones. Still Not Satisfied is a rocker that they totally Burn! And Feelin Alive Again is an Anthem Ballad.

    Still Not Satisfied


    Feelin Alive Again

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    James Guthrie may have produced Road Island, but I can guarantee David Pack had a strong influence in the production and engineering.
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    Thanks to this discussion, I just found a new/sealed vinyl copy of Road Island for $10w/shipping on Amazon.
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    Original vinyl? I wasn’t impressed with the sound. I have been very happy with the CDs but it did take a long time before they came out.
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    I have all 5 albums on CD, plus the Anthology. If I remember correctly, the Anthology produced by Pack was first put on CD in 97. It was years after that before the 5 were put on CD, with perhaps Road Island being last in 2005.
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    I only heard the name Ambrosia but am unfamiliar with their catalog. Any suggestions for the best starting point? Sean, you did a great job with the interview.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    Original vinyl? I wasn’t impressed with the sound. I have been very happy with the CDs but it did take a long time before they came out.
    Seller didn't say, but I assume, I can't see Ambrosia being that popular that they did later runs, but ya never know. It's sealed but had the corner cut off..hey for $5.99
    I have Ambrosia, and Somewhere both on vinyl(they both sound great to me), and all of them except Road Island on cd as well.

    mozo, I think the debut album Ambrosia might be a good start, but it's hard to know what someone else will connect with. Lots of YouTube videos of the songs, that might help point you in a good direction.
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    Start with the self titled debut for sure! It is a classic! Alan Parsons does some of his best work mixing it. I love the whole album, but here's two great ones.

    Time Waits For No One


    Drink Of Water Christopher North pulls lightning from the sky on this one.

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    I agree about the first album. Start there, Greg.

    I just ordered a vinyl copy of Road Island too. Only one I don't have yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Seller didn't say, but I assume, I can't see Ambrosia being that popular that they did later runs, but ya never know. It's sealed but had the corner cut off..hey for $5.99
    I have Ambrosia, and Somewhere both on vinyl(they both sound great to me), and all of them except Road Island on cd as well.

    mozo, I think the debut album Ambrosia might be a good start, but it's hard to know what someone else will connect with. Lots of YouTube videos of the songs, that might help point you in a good direction.
    Because Ambrosia waited like Beatles for example to use mature digital mastering, the CDs are some of the best I have heard. Looks like the Road Island CD still has Warner as the main Co. but another subdivision put it out, Wounded Bird records.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Seller didn't say, but I assume, I can't see Ambrosia being that popular that they did later runs, but ya never know. It's sealed but had the corner cut off..hey for $5.99
    I have Ambrosia, and Somewhere both on vinyl(they both sound great to me), and all of them except Road Island on cd as well.

    mozo, I think the debut album Ambrosia might be a good start, but it's hard to know what someone else will connect with. Lots of YouTube videos of the songs, that might help point you in a good direction.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcleary View Post
    Start with the self titled debut for sure! It is a classic! Alan Parsons does some of his best work mixing it. I love the whole album, but here's two great ones.

    Time Waits For No One


    Drink Of Water Christopher North pulls lightning from the sky on this one.
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    I agree about the first album. Start there, Greg.

    I just ordered a vinyl copy of Road Island too. Only one I don't have yet.
    That's a clear consensus.Thanks! I'll definitely start with the debut and check the YT clips.
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    The first album and the second albums are some of the best examples of cinematic rock I know of, with the second being the most cinematic. The song Cowboy Star on that album sounds as if was written musically by Aaron Copeland.
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    and who can resist the very proggy Mama Frog.

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    Not I!

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    BTW I mentioned during the show that this week I am taking a look at The History of Yacht Rock. This episode seemed like the perfect bridge to it. My co-host is Greg Lee, bassist from The Yacht Rock Review. I've always been a sucker for sophisticated pop music and that stuff certainly qualifies. Also, it's the only genre that was named decades after the fact, thanks to an internet sensation. A parody of the genre called, Yacht Rock. That's a first and probably a last! Below is an episode or two...

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    The archetypal Yacht Rock song surely is...

    I'm holding out for the Wilson-mixed 5.1 super-duper walletbuster special anniversary extra adjectives edition.

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    Listened to the first album today. Great album. It's got a bit of everything, pop, yacht, prog, a little avant. It's wonderful.

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    It really is amazing.

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    Now this will float your boat
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