The 35th anniversary milestone for this classic and essential concept album, is being celebrated with a deluxe 2CD package featuring compelling and extensive unreleased and rare material. Digitally remastered and expanded two CD Legacy edition includes the original album, 17 previously unreleased bonus tracks (including Eric Woolfson's songwriting diary home demos) plus 10 bonus tracks and new booklet with lyrics, notes on the making of the album and rare photos. The Turn of a Friendly Card is the fifth album by progressive rock band The Alan Parsons Project, released in 1980. The album has a 16-minute title piece, which was broken up into five tracks. The Turn of a Friendly Card spawned the hits "Games People Play" and "Time", the latter of which was Eric Woolfson's first lead vocal appearance.
With two of the Alan Parsons Project's best songs, the lovely ballad "Time" and the wavy-sounding "Games People Play," The Turn of a Friendly Card remains one of this group's most enjoyable albums. Parsons' idea, the subject of the album's six tracks, centers around the age-old temptation of gambling and its stranglehold on the human psyche. On "Games People Play," vocalist Lenny Zakatek sounds compelling and focused, giving the song a seriousness that aids in realization of the album's concept. With "Time,".
The Complete Albums Collection features all ten official studio albums and also includes a The Alan Parsons Project’s fifth album called The Sicilian Defence which is previously unreleased. The 11-disc set comes with a booklet with brand new liner notes and the CDs are packaged in mini-vinyl card sleeves.