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Road Island Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (17 Feb. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rock Candy
  • ASIN: B00HHIN9HY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,689 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. For Openers (Welcome Home)
2. Still Not Satisfied
3. Kid No More
4. Feelin' Alive Again
5. How Can You Love Me
6. Fool Like Me
7. Ice Age
8. Endings

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Special Deluxe Collector's Edition / Classic West Coast AOR / Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 Bit digital technology / Contains Still Not Satisfied , Ice Age , How Can You Love Me / 12 page full colour booklet 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, rare photos and band involvement. Ambrosia started their recording career as a full blown progressive rock band, based in Southern California, but harnessing a sound that was inextricably linked with early 70s British prog rockers. By the eighties the group had morphed into a hugely successful AOR unit, enjoying hit singles and mainstream media exposure very much in the breezy but precise style of Toto, Player and Steely Dan. Of course, the icing on the cake was vocalist David Pack, a man whose voice has been compared to such masters of the art as Bobby Kimball, Michael McDonald and Steve Perry. Road Island , originally issued in 1982, was Ambrosia's fifth album and in many ways saw them returning to their progressive roots composing songs blessed with ambitious arrangements. This stylistic volt-face was in part emphasised by their choice of producer, Pink Floyd engineer James Gutherie, with recording partly undertaken in London's famed Kinks owned Konk Studios. In addition, the album artwork's illustrative calligraphy (undertaken by Ralph Steadman - one time illustrator of satirical publication Private Eye) was somewhat reminiscent of Pink Floyd's The Wall , further emphasising their progressive rock roots. Musically brilliant, the album contains lashings of intelligently conceived tracks, such as For Openers (Welcome Home) and the seven minute quasi-prog epic Ice Age . Other more traditional sounding melodic rock tracks included Still Not Satisfied and the Fleetwood Mac reminiscent How Can You Love Me - two of the band's finest compositions. Track listing: For Openers (Welcome Home); Still Not Satisfied; Kid No More; Feelin' Alive Again; How Can You Love Me; Fool Like Me; Ice Age; Endings

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Cleary on 25 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Ambrosia return to their Rock and Prog roots on this album. The
song Ice Age is a classic Prog Rock song. This is a great rock
album produced by James Guthrie who produced and engineered
The Wall by Pink Floyd. A must have for Ambrosia fans that felt
betrayed on the previous 2 releases!
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By Peter Thomas on 25 Aug. 2014
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Great album with nice variation.
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Love this album
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Amazon.com: 21 reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Very Underrated 2 Feb. 2005
By Glenn O. Kirms - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you're like me and owned this cd on vinyl way back when and never had the chance to get it on cd or tried to get it and then realized it was out of print and, maybe, you might be able to get one on cassette for a mere $100.00; well; here's your chance to pick it up at a bargin. Finally, after years of being out of print it's back. This would have to be Ambrosia's most underrated effort in their career. Whether or not, this spawned their break-up is anybody's guess. The reason would have to be that Ambrosia decided to follow a little bit of a different track on this release, a little more on the progressive side (just listen to the opening track) and the critics didn't like it. But who cares about the critics and what do they know anyway. Yes, they still put in their ballad for the pop 40 audience, but this album wasn't what one was expecting after their commercial success of One-Eighty. David Pack has appeared on numerous outings and some solo efforts over the years but none can match what Ambrosia accomplished here on their farewell album. Get it today before it's out of print again.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Indespensible! 27 April 2000
By Curtiss Manly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I may be in the minority here, even the band itself doesn't like this album as much as their earlier output, but I was THRILLED when this became availeable on CD. I consider it their BEST album HANDS DOWN! They began expanding their sound, using much more personal lyrics, and showing off how masterful they were in pop songwriting, experimental musical exploration (when's the last time you heard a xylophone solo in a rock song? ), and incredibly tight musicianship. I push this album on EVERYONE I KNOW. Saleswise it bombed, but I have played it on a regular basis ever since it was first released. In short, BUY THIS ALBUM, IT IS A MASTERPIECE!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Ambrosia Back To Rock and Prog 24 Feb. 2005
By Harry Hughes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Ambrosia returns to their Rock and Prog roots on this album. The

song Ice Age is a classic Prog rock song. This is a great rock

album produced by James Guthrie who produced and engineered The

Wall by Pink Floyd. A must have for Ambrosia fans that felt

betrayed on the previous 2 releases!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Total Stylistic Departure 4 Feb. 2001
By JP Wheeler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I remember the first time I heard "How Can You Love Me" on the radio and the DJ saying "that was Ambrosia". I think I fell over, I was used to a MUCH more subdued "soft rock" approach from these guys. I went out and bought the cassette (now own the CD-Japanese import version) and it immediately became one of my favorites. From the opening bombast of "For Openers (Welcome Home)" it grabbed me and never let up. So many strong songs with muscle flexing percussion that is really what separates this set from their other offerings (not to mention some true rock-howling in "Kid No More"). There are cuts meant to appeal to established fans ("Feelin' Alive Again" and "Fool Like Me") but even they are harder driving than the typical Ambrosia effort.
This album is a rock and roll nugget lost to most simply because Ambrosia didn't have a true RnR audience, and because it's fans likely felt betrayed by the driving style held within.
Simply consider this CD as that of a power-pop group and you will love it... FIVE enthusiastic thumbs-up!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
"Road Island"...At Last! 11 Dec. 2005
By Jesmorh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In the ROAD ISLAND recording (1982), Ambrosia really shows a compositional maturity (music & lyrics) that express an artistic emotional peak, different from their previous efforts. Passing through the Hard & Jazzy Rock formats to Progressive relative tracks: the performed songs are arranged with great vocal textures and amazing hypnotic fast rhythms like the fantastic "Still Not Satisfied" or the Oriental percussive "Kid No More", both tracks sang by the bass player Joe Puerta. Into another songs, we can listen the talented guitarist singer David Pack, singing great tracks like the heavy-Prog relative "For Openers", or the rhythmic Pop single "How Can You Love Me", the Progressive relative theme "Ice Age" and the romantic ballad "Endings", as the sucesor theme for "How Much I feel" (from the LIFE BEYOND L.A. album). Without a doubt, ROAD ISLAND and ONE EIGHTY, are the best recordings of the band ever, so don't lose this new opportunity to listen this underrated recording. A must for the Ambrosia fans...Good Luck!
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