Alan Parson's Project's Turn Of A Friendly Card to get four-disc reissue

Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons
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The Alan Parsons Project are to release a new four-disc limited edition box set of their 1980 album The Turn Of A Friendly Card through Esoteric Recordings on February 24.

The Turn Of A Friendly Card was the Project's fifth studio album and spawned two hit singles in Games People Play and Time which both cracked the US Top 20, the latter being Eric Woolfson's first ever vocal with the band.

The new deluxe edition features three CDs and a region free Blu-Ray disc with an additional 42 tracks drawn from Eric Woolfson’s song-writing diaries, studio session out-takes and a new 5.1 surround sound mix by Alan Parsons and a high resolution remastered original stereo mix, along with the promotional videos of Games People Play, The Gold Bug and The Turn Of A Friendly Card  plus a promotional television advertisement.

The set also features a lavish illustrated book with a new essay from Prog Editor Jerry Ewing with photos, memorabilia and features recollections from Alan Parsons and Sally Woolfson, as well as a reproduction poster.

Pre-orders come with limited edition postcards while stocks last.

Pre-order The Turn Of A Friendly Card.

Alan Parsons Project

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.