UNIVERSALLY ACCLAIMED on release, the Only Child album was handed an extraordinary accolade by Kerrang! magazine, with an ‘L’ rating - one letter more than the 5K’s previously awarded to exceptional albums, going on to proclaim it as one ‘L’ of a record. It was rightly given as most rock fans who heard it were gobsmacked by its musical sophistication. The songwriting was off the hook and Paul Sabu’s majestic voice (a breathy mixture of Lou Gramm and Joe Lynn Turner) positioned him as one of the most talented melodic rock performers on the scene, outclassing the competition by a country mile.
Paul’s previous album, ‘Heartbreak’, was a valiant attempt to raise awareness of his talent, but with limited promotion it failed to connect with the wider public. Yet, with typical drive and commitment, Paul returned to the recording studio to craft one of the greatest records of the era. His resolve paid handsome dividends when Rampage Records, a division of Capitol Records, leapt at the chance to sign him, under the handle of Only Child. It was a wise move as the record became a bench mark in the development of melodic hard rock.
Paul’s songwriting had always been superlative but the Only Child album moved his craft to another level. Tracks such as ‘Save A Place In Your Heart’, ‘I Believe In You’, ‘Rebel Eyes’ and ‘Just Ask’ took no prisoners in a space normally reserved for superstar acts. Sadly the project was hamstrung when the president of the label departed and all promotional momentum was lost, leaving us with a record that should have been an enormous success story.
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION. Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, features 4 bonus tracks, contains ‘Save A Place In Your Heart’, ‘I Believe In You’ and ‘Just Ask’, 12 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay and enhanced artwork
TRACK LISTING: 1. JUST ASK 2. ALWAYS 3. I WANNA TOUCH 4. I REMEMBER THE NIGHT 5. LOVE TO THE LIMIT 6. I BELIEVE IN YOU 7. SAVE A PLACE IN YOUR HEART 8. REBEL EYES 9. SCREAM UNTIL YOU LIKE IT 10. SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD - BONUS TRACKS - 11. MAYBE A LIFETIME 12. RUNNIN’ ON LOVE 13. YOUNG GUNS 14. VICE VERSA