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PG Six

Parlor Tricks And Porch Favorites (2LP)

Label: Amish Records

Format: 2LP, Coloured

Genre: Folk

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Amish Records is pleased to finally announce an expanded and remastered edition of P.G. Six’s 2001 debut album, 'Parlor Tricks and Porch Favorites', to be released as a gatefold double LP and digitally on Feb 24, 2023. Fully remastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, artist Meredyth Sparks reimagines the beautiful Chris Krol cover art in an evocative gatefold design.

*2023 expanded reissue* An eight-song bonus LP entitled 'Live Cuts and Radio Favorites' will be included. Documenting performances from the calendar year just before and after the release of 'Parlor Tricks and Porch Favorites', the bonus album gathers radio and live shows. P.G. Six plays both songs off the debut and the music of others: Pearls Before Swine’s “I Saw the World” (1968) becomes minimalist, approaching modern classical in his repetitive and percussive piano work; X’sDrunk in My Past” (1983) feels refracted beyond the horizons of Los Angeles punk; Gubler even looks back to his more recent past with “Cover Art,” from the debut album of Tower Recordings; looking forward, the bonus LP also includes versions of songs that would later appear on the album The Well of Memory (2004), which Amish will release in an forthcoming expanded edition. 'Parlor Tricks and Porch Favorites' (2023 Expanded Edition) 2LP will be available as 140gm standard black and a limited D2C edition of 100 opaque pale yellow.

For the uninitiated, Pat Gubler/P.G. Six’s 'Parlor Tricks and Porch Favorites' (2001) opens windows on to many worlds, both new and old: a range of folk music, most notably Irish and British traditions; harp music; solo guitar; intimations of Indian classical; miniature etudes; Progressive rock. Lyrically the songs sound traditional, familiar, intimate, and timeless. Classic originals like “The Shepard” and When I was a Young Man” exist alongside covers (Anne Briggs “Go Your Way”). Mournful and elegiac, the album’s careful sequencing functions as a through line between genres and generations. A genuine student of music (Gubler studied Music Composition at SUNY Purchase under the direction of Dary John Mizelle), traditions lean on one another throughout this album and P.G. Six’s wider artistic vision.

Cat. number: AMI052
Year: 2023
Recorded in upstate NY on 4 trk; additional tracks added at Quakebasket, NYC

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