Gambler (album)

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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.


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.


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)


  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". Retrieved 14 January 2012.

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