The Turn Of A Friendly Card – The Alan Parsons Project – 1980

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Album The Turn Of A Friendly Card by The Alan Parsons Project
Album The Turn Of A Friendly Card by The Alan Parsons Project

The Turn of a Friendly Card is a progressive rock album by The Alan Parsons Project, released in 1980 by Arista Records. It features a 16-minute suite on side 2, composed of five tracks that explore the theme of gambling and fate. The album was a commercial success, reaching number 13 in the US and number 38 in the UK. It also spawned two hit singles: “Games People Play” and “Time”, which was the first lead vocal appearance of Eric Woolfson, the co-founder and main songwriter of the band. The album was recorded in Paris in only two weeks, which was unusual for The Alan Parsons Project, who usually took several months to complete an album.

The Turn of a Friendly Card is an important album in the discography of The Alan Parsons Project. It is a groundbreaking and innovative album that helped to shape the sound of progressive rock.

The personnel of the album The Turn Of A Friendly Card by The Alan Parsons Project (1980) are:

  • Alan Parsons: keyboards, producer, engineer
  • Eric Woolfson: keyboards, lead vocals
  • Ian Bairnson: acoustic and electric guitars
  • David Paton: bass, backing vocals
  • Stuart Elliott: drums, percussion
  • Andrew Powell: orchestra arranger and conductor
  • Chris Rainbow: backing vocals
  • Lenny Zakatek: backing vocals
  • Elmer Gantry: lead vocals

Source: Wikipedia

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