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4 stars Melody school...

Ambrosia's debut is one of the best prog related albums! Although every one of the members is a great player no one is trying to show off and the music is not about that!! it's all about the great song writing. And ambrosia definitely has that, when it comes to writing melodies they are gifted, joe puerta's vocals are outstanding too. Another thing is of course the sound, alan parsons is a master, the final mix sound so good and so right, this is one of the top five sounding albums in the 70's IMO.

The music is not heavy, it's on the light side of prog, the songs are not simple even if they could be played on the radio, you always get the feeling that it is all proffesional it is excuted very good. Prog lovers will find a lot here to their liking despite the AOR atmosphere, what's wrong with some beautiful friendly like melodies anyway?? The music is very rich too thanks to the great production including some violins sometimes. The more progressive songs here are located at the end of the album "mama frog" and "drink of water" , definitely the best cuts here. "mama frog" has a lot of changes and great time signatures and some freaky part in the middle totally awsome!! "drink of water" has one of the finest melodies ever written by anybody...yes yes, everything about this song is perfect, guitar and of course the keys great energies great sound again, this is probably the best ambrosia song ever.

For the one's who love some great singing, beautiful melodies you can not go wrong with this. Beautiful stuff great talented band. 4 stars on a prog related scale.

Sagichim | 4/5 |


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