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The Turn Of A Friendly Card Audiophile

180 gram, Import

4.7 out of 5 stars 190 customer reviews

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(180 Gram Audiophile Pressing) Although numerous doubts abounded that concept albums with thematic focus were not what people wanted to hear, Alan Parsons' somewhat egomaniacal projects always found a broad public. Of course one can listen to the perfectly styled sound of the music which this man created at the mixing console and concentrate on its programmatic contents or wallow in its esoteric tonal depths. But you don't have to, for Parsons' velvety mixture of ballads and rock numbers will get your ear's nerve ends tingling without lyrics and themes.

The album The Turn Of A Friendly Card includes two of Parsons' very best songs: Time, with its beautiful harmonies, and the gently swinging Games People Play, which opens with Empire fanfares. That the instrumental tracks find favour with almost all rock fans is hardly surprising because the music more often than not emulates the driving sound of Brit Rock rather than bombastic ''sonic soufflés'' (Rolling Stone). But be that as it may, the title certainly holds its promise. The sales figures for this album clearly show that this 'friendly card' has definitely turned up trumps for Alan Parsons.

Recording: 1979 by Alan Parsons. Production: Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

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Lush orchestration, superb scores, soaring melodies - all performed with flawless professionalism by a thoroughly committed ensemble - are further Parsons hallmarks here. While fans of the band will already recognise Turn Of A Friendly Card as a must have, it's an album that deserves wider appeal.

This Speakers Corner pressing on 180g vinyl is as superb as the musical execution, with a sleeve and artwork to match. --Audio Video

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. May Be A Price To Pay
  2. Games People Play
  3. Time
  4. I Don't Wanna Go Home
  5. The Gold Bug
  6. The Turn Of A Friendly Card (in five movements)


Product details

  • Vinyl (September 17, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Speakers Corner Records
  • ASIN: B000XHBHKW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 190 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,863 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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