Ambrosia (album)

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Ambrosia
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1975
Recorded1974
StudioMama Jo's Recording Studio, North Hollywood, California
GenreProgressive rock, soft rock
Length40:00
Label20th Century Fox
ProducerFreddie Piro
Ambrosia chronology
Ambrosia
(1975)
Somewhere I've Never Travelled
(1976)

Ambrosia is the self-titled debut album by Ambrosia. It was released in 1975 on 20th Century Fox Records. It spawned the top 20 chart single "Holdin' on to Yesterday" as well as the minor hit "Nice, Nice, Very Nice". The latter sets to music the lyrics to a poem in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording (other than Classical). Alan Parsons was the mixdown engineer for Ambrosia's first album and the producer for their second.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Nice, Nice, Very Nice"Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Christopher North, David Pack, Joe Puerta, Burleigh Drummond[a]Puerta5:49
2."Time Waits for No One"Drummond, North, Pack, PuertaPack and Puerta5:01
3."Holdin' on to Yesterday"Puerta, PackPack4:19
4."World Leave Me Alone"PackPack3:17
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
5."Make Us All Aware"Drummond, North, Pack, PuertaPack4:28
6."Lover Arrive"PackPack3:12
7."Mama Frog"Drummond, North, Pack, PuertaPuerta6:06
8."Drink of Water"Drummond, North, Pack, PuertaPuerta6:29

Personnel[edit]

Ambrosia
Additional musicians
Production

Charts[edit]

Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Holdin' on to Yesterday" Billboard Hot 100 17
1975 "Holdin' on to Yesterday" Billboard Easy Listening 46
1975 "Holdin' on to Yesterday" Cash Box Top 100[1] 18
1975 "Holdin' on to Yesterday" Canada RPM Top Singles[2] 37
1975 "Nice, Nice, Very Nice" Billboard Hot 100 63

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Though the album packaging does not delineate who wrote the music and who wrote the lyrics for most of the songs, in the case of "Nice, Nice, Very Nice" the insert credits as follows: Lyrics - Vonnegut, Puerta; Music - Puerta, Pack, North, Drummond.

References[edit]

  • Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 18. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-11-10.
  • "Ambrosia - Ambrosia | Credits | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015-11-10.