Tag: Eric Woolfson

Feature LP: Alan Parsons Project – Turn Of A Friendly Card (1980) 10pm ET

APP-TOFCThe Turn of a Friendly Card is the fifth album by progressive rock band The Alan Parsons Project, released in 1980. It focuses on gambling, and loosely tells the tale of a middle-aged man who grows restless and takes a chance by going to a casino and betting all he has, only to lose it all. The album has a 16-minute title piece, which was broken up into five tracks (except the West German CD pressing), with the five sub-tracks listed as sub-sections. The Turn of a Friendly Card spawned the moderate hits “Games People Play” and “Time”, the latter of which was Eric Woolfson’s first lead vocal appearance. (Wikipedia)

“May Be a Price to Pay” (Lead vocal: Elmer Gantry (Dave Terry)) – 4:58
“Games People Play” (Lead vocal: Lenny Zakatek) – 4:22
“Time” (Lead vocal: Eric Woolfson; backing vocal: Alan Parsons) – 5:04
“I Don’t Wanna Go Home” (Lead vocal: Zakatek) – 5:03
“The Gold Bug” (Instrumental) – 4:34
“The Turn of a Friendly Card” – 16:24
“The Turn of a Friendly Card (Part One)” (Lead vocal: Chris Rainbow) – 2:44
“Snake Eyes” (Lead vocal: Rainbow) – 3:14
“The Ace of Swords” (Instrumental) – 2:57
“Nothing Left to Lose” (Lead vocal: Woolfson) – 4:07
“The Turn of a Friendly Card (Part Two)” (Lead vocal: Rainbow) – 3:22
Though numbered as a single work, “The Turn of a Friendly Card” is split into five tracks.