The Turn Of A Friendly Card

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28 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 May Be A Price To Pay 5:00 21,511
2 Games People Play 4:20 84,303
3 Time 5:00 76,539
4 I Don't Wanna Go Home 4:52 17,546
5 The Gold Bug (Instrumental) 4:31 1,094
5 The Gold Bug 4:34 25,040
6 The Turn of a Friendly Card: i. The Turn of a Friendly Card (Part One) 2:44 141
6 The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Part 1) 2:44 3,839
6 The Turn Of A Friendly Card 2:45 114
6 The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Part One) (Part 1) 2:44 91
7 Snake Eyes 3:15 16,022
7 The Turn of a Friendly Card: ii. Snake Eyes 3:14 301
8 The Turn of a Friendly Card: iii. The Ace of Swords 2:59 317
8 The Ace Of Swords 2:58 11,891
9 Nothing Left To Lose 4:07 15,021
9 The Turn of a Friendly Card: iv. Nothing Left to Lose 4:07 296
10 The Turn of a Friendly Card: v. The Turn of a Friendly Card (Part Two) 3:22 109
10 The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Part Two) 3:22 2,503
10 The Turn Of A Friendly Card Part 2 3:21 2,816
10 The Turn of a Friendly Card, Pt. 2 3:20 875
11 May Be A Price To Pay (Intro - Demo) 1:30 1,480
12 Nothing Left To Lose (Basic Backing Track) 4:33 1,304
13 Nothing Left To Lose (Chris Rainbow Overdub Vocal Compilation) 2:00 210
14 Nothing Left To Lose (Early Studio Version with Eric's Guide Vocal) 3:09 1,129
15 Time (Early Studio Attempt) 4:40 1,048
16 Games People Play (Rough Mix) 4:31 1,084
17 The Gold Bug (Demo) 2:49 1,258
The Gold Bug - Instrumental 0:00 635

About this album

“The Turn of a Friendly Card” is a 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 on the CD version is broken up into five tracks.

“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 CD remasters of “The Turn of a Friendly Card” appear to have been pitch corrected down to concert pitch.

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  • BHolladay

    I got this on vinyl from a Goodwill for $1. I had never heard any of Alan Parsons Project's music before this. I think I'm definitely gonna check out more of their stuff.

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • onkellu

    one of the best albums.....!

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • wilte01

    I first heard this in a hi-fi shop when I was sampling turntables etc... production so good!!

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Nachiro


    16 Aug 2011 Reply
  • reagan0

    I bought this when it was first released. Bought it again when it was released on CD. Great album. My CD has the title track "The Turn of a Friendly Card" as one long track: 16'22" long.

    23 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Krasnoarmiejec

    This is of course, one of their best.

    9 Mar 2011 Reply
  • amaroK_usr

    My favourite APP album

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • hippietim

    I owned this on vinyl in cali as part of my 500+ peice collection. *misses that collection* Timothy :o)

    1 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Solmis

    The best album of APP.

    25 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Arthur_Lima


    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • RudiMoser

    Unfortunately Nothing Left To Lose is not the right recording. It's crap!!

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Toninjinka

    Awesome album.

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Kerwin_Rigby

    My favorite album, Time is fantastic!

    24 Feb 2009 Reply
  • maquira

    the gold bug ! lo MAXIMO!

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Barfbagger

    My first ever Alan Parsons album, and still the best. A true great

    17 Jan 2009 Reply
  • removable

    Released: 31 Dec 1949... Think that's a bit off.

    31 Oct 2008 Reply
  • skyewriter

    BEST Alan Parson's Project album ever...every freakin song...especially "I Don't Wanna Go Home" along with the "The Gold Bug"...used to make up dance routines to that one a lot! Of course "May Be A Price to Pay" and Turn of a Friendly Card" kicks ass as well. The production and sound quality is sweet...and I drum (on my desk, whatever's in front of me) to every song every time...since I was 13 (when I first bought the 8-track)

    19 Aug 2008 Reply
  • UnaLaguna

    That there is one pwnage album.

    2 Jun 2008 Reply
  • umbry-chan


    2 Jun 2008 Reply
  • amaroK_usr

    Brilliant album ^_^

    10 May 2008 Reply
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