If 3

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If 3
Studio album by If
Released August 1971
Genre Jazz rock
Progressive rock
Label United Artists Records
Producer Jon Child
If
If chronology
If 2
(1970)
If 3
(1971)
If 4
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

If 3 is the third release by the English jazz rock band If. It was released in 1971 and reached #171 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart.[2] It was reissued in CD in 2006 by Bodyheat with 2 bonus tracks, then by Repertoire in 2007 with 2 different bonus tracks.

The track "Forgotten Roads" featured on the band's live appearance on German TV's Beat-Club in September 1971.

The track "Here Comes Mr. Time" was included on the United Artists Records promotional sampler All Good Clean Fun (1971).

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Fibonacci's Number" (Quincy) – 7:38
  2. "Forgotten Roads" (Quincy/Preston) – 4:23
  3. "Sweet January" (Quincy/Preston) – 4:30
  4. "Child of Storm" (Quincy/Hodkinson) – 3:39

Side two[edit]

  1. "Far Beyond" (Mealing/Preston) – 4:57
  2. "Seldom Seen Sam" (Smith/Hodkinson) – 4:50
  3. "Upstairs" (B. Morrissey/D. Morrissey) – 4:52
  4. "Here Comes Mr. Time" (Mealing/Preston) – 4:43

Bonus tracks on 2006 CD release[edit]

  1. "What Did I Say About The Box Jack?" (studio version) (D. Morrissey) – 8:24
  2. "What Did I Say About The Box Jack?" (live version) (D. Morrissey) – 20:23

(live version recorded during a European Tour in 1972 and reissued also in "If Europe '72" (Repertoire, 1997)

Bonus tracks on 2007 CD release[edit]

  1. "Forgotten Roads" (single version) (Preston, Quincy) – 4:03
  2. "Far Beyond" (single version) (Mealing, Preston) – 3:53

("Forgotten Roads" reissued also in "More Live If" (Repertoire, 2010)

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Chart information courtesy of Billboard.com © 2006 VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.

External links[edit]