This CD rounds off the SWF produced COUPLA PROG trilogy. 1971 was a fateful year for COUPLA PROG as singer and guitarist Rolf Peters died of a sleeping-pill and alcohol overdose and left a huge gap. The others decided to continue and recruited a friend as new guitarist. Vocals were shared between Wolfgang Schindhelm (organ, piano, and vocals), Reiner Niketta (bass, organ and piano) who had started writing new material together. With the new line-up COUPLA PROG recorded four outstanding tracks - very professional and intelligent arrangements. The wide spectrum goes from slow, melancholic to trippy, experimental instrumental parts to marching drums with heavy wah-wah guitars and pounding organ. An outstanding track on the CD is the 18 minute title track "Death Is A Great Gambler", a truly emotive and hypnotic masterpiece of German psychedelic underground rock, dedicated to Rolf Peters. Also included is a highly individual interpretation of Donovan´s "Season Of The Witch" and "Your Time Has Come", an early version of "Pamphlet To Mr. M. Thompson" which appears on COUPLA PROG's rock opera "Edmundo Lopez". They combined virtuosity and creativity in a unique way - sometimes reminding of other Germans as Gila, Amon Duul and Eloy´s "Inside", a must not just for Krautrock fans.