1978 Ambrosia – Life Beyond LA

Life Beyond L.A. is the third album by Ambrosia, and their first album on Warner Bros. Records, released in 1978. It marked the departure of their progressive rock roots in favor of a more commercial jazz & soft rock sound. “How Much I Feel,” “Life Beyond L.A.” and “If Heaven Could Find Me” were released as singles. The album was Ambrosia’s most successful, peaking at #19 on the Billboard 200. Among the three singles, “How Much I Feel” managed to reach the Top 10, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their second Top 40 hit.


1  Life Beyond LA (Burleigh Drummond; David Pack) 04:48
2  Art Beware (Joe Puerta) 02:15
3  Apothecary (David Pack; Joe Puerta) 04:53
4  If Heaven Could Find Me (Burleigh Drummond) 04:29
5  How Much I Feel (David Pack) 04:44
6  Dancin’ By Myself (David Pack) 04:42
7  Angola (David Pack; Joe Puerta) 03:52
8  Heart To Heaven (David Pack; Joe Puerta) 02:49
9  Not As You Were (Burleigh Drummond; David Pack; Joe Puerta) 03:52
10  Ready For Camarillo (Joe Puerta) 04:55

The Band

BassJoe Puerta
DrumsBurleigh Drummond
GuitarDavid Pack
Acoustic GuitarDavid Pack
KeyboardsDavid Pack
PercussionBurleigh Drummond
Background VocalsBurleigh Drummond

Other Musicians

1 Life Beyond LA

VocalsDavid Pack

2 Art Beware

PianoDavid Lewis
HarmonicaCliff Woolley
VocalsJoe Puerta

3 Apothecary

PianoJoe Sample
VocalsJoe Puerta

4 If Heaven Could Find Me

OrganChristopher North
PianoJoe Sample
VocalsJoe Puerta

5 How Much I Feel

SaxMarty Krystall
VocalsDavid Pack

6 Dancin’ By Myself

ClavinetDavid Lewis
Fender RhodesDavid Lewis
VocalsDavid Pack

7 Angola

VocalsJoe Puerta

8 Heart To Heaven

GuitarJoe Puerta
ViolinDaniel Kobialka
VocalsDavid Pack
VocalsJoe Puerta

9 Not As You Were

VocalsDavid Pack
VocalsJoe Puerta

10 Ready For Camarillo

OrganChristopher North
PianoChristopher North
VocalsJoe Puerta

Liner Notes

Producer – Ambrosia, Freddie Piro
Arranged By (Strings) – David Pack, Jimmie Haskell (Track 5)
Engineer – Stewart Whitmore, Tom Trefethen
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Tom Trefethen
Mixed By (Assistant) – Stewart Whitmore

Design – Michael Manoogian
Photography, Design – Ed Caraeff

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Mixed At Mama Jo’s
Recorded At Mama Jo’s
Phonographic Copyright Warner Bros Records Inc
Copyright Warner Bros Records Inc