Gambler (album)

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Gambler
Woolfson Gambler.jpg
Soundtrack album (Cast recording) by
Released1997
Recorded1996
GenreRock
Eric Woolfson chronology
Freudiana
(1990)
Gambler
(1997)
Poe: More Tales of Mystery and Imagination
(2003)

Gambler is a musical written by Eric Woolfson. It features several of his most popular songs from his earlier writing with The Alan Parsons Project.

Plot[edit]

The plot, inspired by Dostoyevsky's 1866 novel The Gambler,[1] involves a young man entering the Peking Palace Casino and becoming a serious gambler in order to win the affection of a showgirl there, both of whom are being manipulated by the casino boss.

Production[edit]

Gambler the musical had world premier and was created in October 1996 at stadttheater in Mönchengladbach, Germany, and it ran October 1996 till June 1998; it was staged in 1999 in Seoul, South Korea.

Album release[edit]

The recording of the German cast was released as a CD in 1997 (with the subtitle "Das Geheimnis der Karten", lit. "the secret of the cards"). It is currently out of print,[2] but is available as a digital download from Woolfson's official website.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Eric Woolfson.

  1. "Fanfare" (0:30)
  2. "Green Light Means Danger" (7:01)
  3. "Love In The Third Degree" (4:14)
  4. "When The World Was Young" (6:14)
  5. "Games People Play" (5:21)
  6. "The Golden Key" (4:49)
  7. "Limelight" (7:11)
  8. "9 x 9 x 9" (4:40)
  9. "Halfway" (5:10)
  10. "Eye in the Sky" (9:01)
  11. "(You'll be) Far Away" (4:21)
  12. "Time" (7:19)
  13. "Medley" (0:55)
  14. "Afterture" (bonus track to the download version)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dostoyevsky goes Las Vegas". Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Eric Woolfson - Gambler (CD, Album) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 14 January 2012.

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