If (If album)

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If
Studio album by If
Released September 1970
Recorded February, March and April 1970
Island Studios, London
Genre Jazz rock
Progressive rock
Label Island
Capitol Records
Producer Lew Futterman
If chronology
If
(1970)
If 2
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

If, often referred to as If 1, is the eponymous debut album by the English Jazz rock band if. It was released in 1970 on the Island Records label in the UK and Capitol Records in the US. The original artwork and the if logo, which was an award-winning design,[citation needed] were by CCS Advertising Associates.

It was re-issued as a CD first in 1995 by an obscure label (OSA), then in 1997 by Island and finally in 2006 on Repertoire Records with 2 bonus tracks and liner notes by UK music critic Chris Welch.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "I'm Reaching Out on All Sides" (Quincy, Fishman) – 5:14
  2. "What Did I Say About the Box, Jack?" (Dick Morrissey) – 8:20
  3. "What Can a Friend Say?" (Dave Quincy) – 6:28

Side two[edit]

  1. "Woman Can You See (What This Big Thing Is All About)" (J. W. Hodkinson) – 4:01
  2. "Raise the Level of Your Conscious Mind" (Fishman, Marsala) – 3:11
  3. "Dockland" (Daryl Runswick) – 5:21
  4. "The Promised Land" (Dave Quincy) – 4:31

Bonus tracks on the Repertoire issue[edit]

  1. "Raise the Level of Your Conscious Mind" (single version) (Fishman, Marsala) – 3:17
  2. "I'm Reaching Out on All Sides" (single version) (Quincy, Fishman) – 5:44

Credits[edit]

  • Frank Owen - Sound

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newsom, Jim. If (If album) at AllMusic

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