- Spectacular Prog Rock sound explodes on this copy of the band’s phenomenally well-recorded debut album, mixed by none other than Alan Parsons – exceptionally quiet vinyl too
- Big Whomp Factor here – the bottom end is huge and punchy on this copy, like nothing you’ve heard
- “Its songs skillfully blend strong melodic hooks and smooth vocal harmonies with music of an almost symphonic density.”
- A permanent member of our Rock and Pop Top 100 and, on big speakers at loud levels, a Rock Demo Disc of the Highest Order
- We’ve recently compiled a list of records we think every audiophile should get to know better, along the lines of “the 1001 records you need to hear before you die,” but with less of an accent on morbidity and more on the joy these amazing audiophile-quality recordings can bring to your life. Ambrosia’s debut is a good example of a record many audiophiles may not know well but should.
- If you’re a fan of the band, this classic from 1975 belongs in your collection.
- The complete list of titles from 1975 that we’ve reviewed to date can be found here.
Folks, this LP is nothing short of a Sonic Spectacular. For that reason alone it would get a strong recommendation, but the music is so good that the brilliant sound is best seen as a bonus, not the sole reason to own the album.
These sides have the kind of energy that few titles can lay claim to. Put this one up against your best Dark Side of the Moon. Unless you bought a High Dollar copy from us, I’d say there’s almost no chance that this album won’t reduce it to vinyl rubble. (We talk about how similar the recordings are below.) (more…)