Re: Paul Sabu
Posted by: TOUCH1980 ()
Date: May 23, 2020 10:27PM

I posted this on another MR website regarding the Rock Candy Paul Sabu reissues & my DEEP love for the Heartbreak album (don't worry Andrew I spend most of my time here) but some may not have read it.

Regarding the Sabu CDs, intrigued by all of these & It'll be nice to have them all together as a cohesive set.

The 1980 mini LP on CD at last, with a nice little cluster of bonus tracks although not that excruciatingly titled song mentioned before. To be honest the Long Island version of the Kidd Glove is pretty definitive with its 10 bonus cuts. Hopefully the RC version will have all of these but with the addition of a nice long essay & most importantly taken from the original masters.

For me the most important of the bunch is Heartbreak, an absolute monster of an album! Yes I know pretty much every release the PS has been involved in has an element of cheese in it, usually lyrically. There is something about this album, I just love it to bits, always have & always will. Bought it 1985 & played it god knows how many times & I never tire of it. The production is magnificent & surprisingly pompous E.G. The guitar solo on Breakin' Out...WOW! I always chuckle when A New Girl In Town fires up with an absolutely blatant rip off of a classic rock hit from 1980, I don't know how though, but somehow he manages to get away with it.

I like the Only Child debut but always thought the songwriting was lacking something even though many of the songs are pretty decent. The production on it is similar to Heartbreak only more polished just as well really as the album has a more AOR feel.

Does anyone here know why Mr Sabu cannot leave the running order of almost all his albums alone from one version to another e.g.

Heartbreak 1985 Heavy Metal America vinyl version [UK/Europe pressing] *
A1 Angeline
A2 Hot Flash
A3 Breakin' Out
A4 Heartbreak
B1 New Girl In Town
B2 Tuff Stuff
B3 Just For The Moment
B4 Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Heartbreak 1985 Heavy Metal America, FM Revolver Records CD version [UK pressing]*
1 Angeline
2 Call Of The Wild
3 Shake, Rattle, Roll
4 Just For The Moment
5 Hot Flash
6 Heartbreak
7 Tuff Stuff
8 Still Alive
9 Breakin' Out [CD version has truncated intro]
10 New Girl In Town

Heartbreak 1996 Long Island Records [US remastered / reissue]
1 Angeline
2 Call Of The Wild
3 Shake, Rattle, Roll
4 Just For The Moment
5 Hot Flash
6 Heartbreak
7 Still Alive
8 Breakin' Out [Does this version have the truncated intro?]
9 Tuff Stuff
10 New Girl In Town
11 Countdown To Love
12 Maybe A Lifetime
13 Dogs In The Night

Heartbreak 2006 MTM [Germany remastered / reissue] *
1 Angeline
2 Call Of The Wild
3 Shake, Rattle, Roll
4 Just For The Moment
5 Hot Flash
6 Heartbreak
7 Tuff Stuff
8 Still Alive
9 Breakin' Out [CD version has truncated intro]
10 New Girl In Town
Bonus Tracks:
11 Cassie
12 Shake It Out
13 Street Angel

*the versions I own

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