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Secret of Movin' On
     

The Secret of Movin' On

by David Pack
 
The heart of Ambrosia's soft rock success was found in two major arteries: super-polished, smooth productions easily accessible for the top of the pop charts, and the songwriting skill and vocals of lead singer David Pack. After nearly a two-decade sabbatical from releasing any new material, Pack returns with an arsenal of '70s arena rock all

Overview

The heart of Ambrosia's soft rock success was found in two major arteries: super-polished, smooth productions easily accessible for the top of the pop charts, and the songwriting skill and vocals of lead singer David Pack. After nearly a two-decade sabbatical from releasing any new material, Pack returns with an arsenal of '70s arena rock all-stars making guest cameos: Ann Wilson, Timothy B. Schmidt, and Steve Perry all make guest appearances to accentuate songs that are predictably light and accessible. But these guest contributions only help already well-written and performed songs ascend to a level of quality that Ambrosia fans have come to expect. Enlisting the dynamic smooth jazz duo of Russ Freeman and David Benoit for arrangements and production helps out at points, and traces of their two collaborative projects find their way into The Secret of Movin' On. But the album is certainly not without fault. A re-recording of "Biggest Part of Me" and a hideous remake of "You're the Only Woman" are nowhere near as good as the originals and only serve as a reminder of how good Ambrosia truly was, especially in comparison to this coffeehouse fodder (double irony points for a re-recording of a song that includes the lyric "You can't go back and change the way things are"). And the duet on "A Brand New Start" needs less Pack and a lot more Steve Perry, who only provides glimpses and traces of vocal contributions in the background. It's an above-average adult contemporary album from an artist finding his way back to the top of the soft rock heap.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2005
Label:
Peak Records
UPC:
0013431851929
catalogNumber:
8519
Rank:
65437

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Performance Credits

David Pack   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Steve Perry   Vocals,Background Vocals
Alex Al   Bass,Bass Guitar
David Benoit   Keyboards
Dewey Bunnell   Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Luis Conte   Percussion
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Eric Marienthal   Saxophone
Timothy B. Schmit   Vocals
Ann Wilson   Vocals
Michael Zuanich   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Stacey Hymes   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Beth Pack   Voices,Spoken Word
Russ Freeman   Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Perry   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
David Benoit   Arranger,Composer
Cliff Downs   Composer
Clark Germain   Engineer
David Pack   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Photo Montage
Johnny Potoker   Engineer
Victoria Shaw   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Paintings
Dave Dillbeck   Engineer
Norman Moore   Art Direction
John James   Engineer
Doug Tyo   Engineer
Russell Wiener   Engineer
Russ Freeman   Arranger,Composer

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