This is a pretty simple album cover really. It depicts a king of diamonds on a stained glass window. This is probably because the story this album tells is of some guy in the middle ages. I do however, like the font. There's the good old church font and some unique nonsense for the band name. I wonder if I can find that font myself for future projects...
Musically this album is exactly what you would think of gambling: a bit harsh and regretful. There are some songs that sound like the driving rush of gambling and some that depict sadness in the aftermath. One thing the Alan Parsons Project was very good at happened to be conveying emotions through music.Every song on this album does exactly what it's supposed to do.
On this album I particularly like the songs Games People Play, The Gold Bug, Turn of a Friendly Card, and Snake Eyes. Games people play is a rather catchy song with a driving beat and a good mood. The Gold Bug is the primary instrumental track on this album. It's about four and a half minutes of trippy music that sounds pretty interesting. Turn of a Friendly Card is a song that feels sort of like renaissance music with an Alan Parsons Project twist. The vocals sound really cool. Snake Eyes is probably my favorite song on the album. It's definitely one of the harsh gambling songs. It's pretty catchy and has an interesting feel that can't be found in much of any other music.
Overall this album is one of my favorite by the Alan Parsons Project. Actually, I don't know if I can say that because I like pretty much all of their albums. Not only that, I also like them for different reasons.Whatever, this album is worth listening to and that's all that matters. I am still a camel and I hope you enjoyed my music. Thank you for reading!