I'd be lying if I said I was specifically digging for an Ambrosia album. Never heard of them. You? Thought so. But that cover! At first I thought "Cool, a pyramid flap thingy." I love thingies. Then I discovered this liner note:
"This pyramid, when assembled, has been designed in accordance with The Great Pyramid. Use as desired!"
Assembled, ey? Let's see what we can... *folds* Whoa! A genuine rainbow pyramid vinyl.
As much as I like the cover, the music itself is another story altogether. 'Produced by Alan Parsons" should give you a clue: progressive, over the top 8-minute rock anthems with a full orchestra and about one thousand chords for every single song.
The most awful (or awesome, depends on your point of view I guess) example being "Danse With Me George", a symphonic power ballad and rag-time dance hoo-ha about Chopin's love for his wife, George Sand. Now, if there was some kind of elitist judging panel handing out pompous points, this song would win some serious prizes. It starts with a tinkling piano (Chopin, piano... geddit?) and finishes with a symphonic grand finale, but not before making some ragtime and prog rock detours along the way.
Transferred directly from the 'A.m.b.r.o.s.i.a.' debut album vinyl.