OLR-008 * Februray 2002 * Edition of 100
50 copies: first copies came with 12”x12” cardstock
insert, individually numbered.
30 copies: next copies without insert, but with sticker on picture
disc bag, numbered.
Last 20: some random copies had inserts, but most just have
sticker on the picture disc bag.
The If Only connection was made by me ordering a copy of their
first single from guitarist Greg Hart over Ebay. The first single
features vocalist Jackie Bodimead who sang for Girlschool, and
that’s how it caught my eye. I really dug the single, and
after getting it I asked Greg if they had anything else available,
at which point he told me the whole If Only saga. It’s all
detailed on the insert for the LP, but basically they had recorded
an album with Geoff Downes from ASIA for his label with Jackie
on vocals, but by the time it was set to come out she quit. So
they had to rerecord all the vocal tracks with new vocalist Tina
Egan. On top of this grunge hit right when it was released, decimating
all in it’s path and leaving If Only without much room in
the music scene to work with.
He sent me the CD and I loved it, and we decided to do a vinyl
of some of the tracks from the CD. I chose the title “Ghost
of You” after one of the songs on the album, which also
was a nod to vocalist Tina Egan who had taken her own life in
the mid 90’s. The art on the front of this disc is from
the booklet of the Japanese version of the CD, and was actually
done by Greg himself! I did the layout for the back, it was my
first attempt at Quark and it's rather simple, but gets the job
done I think!
I absolutely love this band. Even now, a couple years later I
can’t get enough of this stuff. I listen to it regularly,
and there is a multi CD set in the works on Outlaw to document
ALL of this great bands material, including the unreleased version
of the LP with Jackie on vocals. Greg is a great guy I’ve
been glad to make friends with, and currently is a member of the
worlds #1 Thin Lizzy tribute band Limehouse Lizzy! .