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Day Gig, 1974
Do you remember vinyl records?  They may not be the favored format of recorded music for the masses these days, but there was something inherently pleasing about the format.   Visually, the large size allowed the cover graphics to be more distinct and in an esoteric way, it felt more personal than a tape or compact disc when selecting and buying the latest release from your favorite or "discovering" that new unknown artist.   Even those annoying "clicks" and "pops" made the listening experience more personal and familiar.

Pat's vocal style very earlyThe Day Gig (Trace, 1974) single shown above right, is a rare glimpse of in her career, vastly different from the rock 'n' roll that would become her trademark a few years later.  Anyone hearing it in 1974, must have been most surprised when Heartbreaker began hitting the airwaves in 1979.

The next pages offer a selection of Pat's singles as released in various countries around the world.  Until the mid '80s most picture sleeves for Pat's singles released in Europe and Japan, in particular, were significantly different than those released in the US for the same songs.  It's interesting to note how the same single would be promoted in different countries using, in some instances, very different cover art.  Some tended to promote Pat's sexy side, while the Japanese sleeves are generally very colorful and visually appealing.

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