Double Diamond (album)

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Double Diamond
Studio album by If
Released 1973
Recorded The Manor Studios
Genre Jazz rock
Progressive rock
Length 41:25
Label Brain
Metromedia
Producer Lew Futterman
If chronology
Waterfall
(1973)
Double Diamond
(1973)
Not Just Another Bunch of Pretty Faces
(1974)

Double Diamond is the sixth album by British jazz-rock group If and the second to be issued in the U.S. on the Metromedia Records label. With only Dick Morrissey left from the original band, the new line-up featured Fi Trench (keyboards) and Pete Arnesen (keyboards), Steve Rosenthal (guitar/lead vocals), Kurt Palomaki (bass) and Cliff Davies (drums). It was recorded at The Manor recording studios shortly after Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, and released in 1973.

In that same year, following the success of the group in Germany, as part of the This is ... series, Brain Records (a division of Metronome) brought out a vinyl LP version of Double Diamond for distribution in Germany only, changing the title to This Is If. The track listing is identical in both cases.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Play, Play, Play" (D. Morrissey/K. Palomaki) – 3:45
  2. "Pebbles on the Beach" (D. Morrissey/B. Morrissey) – 4:34
  3. "Pick Me Up (And Put Me Back on the Road)" (Davies) – 5:03
  4. "Another Time Around (Is Not for Me)" (Davies) – 6:57

Side two[edit]

  1. "Groupie Blue (Every Day She's Got the Blues)" (D. Morrissey-T. Preston) – 4:09
  2. "Fly, Fly, The Route, Shoot" (Palomaki) – 4:27
  3. "Feel Thing Part 1" (Arnesen) – 4:18
  4. "Feel Thing Part 2" (Arnesen) – 4:54
  5. "Feel Thing Part 3" (Arnesen) – 3:18

Line-up and credits[edit]

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