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The Turn of a Friendly Card (1980)

The Alan Parsons Project
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Progressive rock, Pop rock, Concept album

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The Turn of a Friendly Card is a progressive rock album by The Alan Parsons Project, released in 1980. The album 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 original LP had a side-long title piece, which was broken up into five tracks (as were the CD versions except the West German pressing), with the five sub-tracks having their names listed with sub-numberings - a la an outline numbering system. The Turn of a Friendly Card is also notable for spawning the moderate hits "Games People Play" and "Time," the latter of which was Eric Woolfson's first lead vocal appearance.
All tracks written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson
Note - when it was first released on CD, tracks 6-10 were one track. When first released on vinyl, the track list showed side two as Turn of a Friendly Card parts I, II, III, IV & V with the titles given for each part.
The Turn of a Friendly Card was remastered and reissued in 2008 with the following bonus tracks:

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Tracks

4:58 Maybe a Price to Pay
4:56 I Don't Wanna Go Home
16:21 The Turn of a Friendly Card: I. The Turn of a Friendly Card (part one) / II. Snake Eyes / III. The Ace of Swords / IV. Nothing Left to Lose / V. The Turn of a Friendly Card (part two)
4:59 Time
4:19 Games People Play
4:34 The Gold Bug
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