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Artist: Alan Parsons Project, The
Title: The Turn Of A Friendly Card
Format: LP 180 Gram Vinyl
Label: SPEAKERS CORNER RECORDS
Catalog Number:9518
Barcode:4260019712356 itemnumber=1000114698
Price: $44.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: ROCK
Release Date: 9/6/2013
Availability: In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
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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." " The Turn Of A Friendly Card" - Andrew Powell (arr, cond); Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson (keyb, voc); Ian Bairnson (g); David Paton (b); Stuart Elliot (dr, perc); and the Orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera Care conducted by Sandor Farcas." standard sleeve

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Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Weight: 180 grams
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