What If... (Mr. Big album)

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What If...
Studio album by Mr. Big
Released January 21, 2011 (2011-01-21)
Recorded September–October 2010
Genre Hard rock
Length 46:38
Label WHD/Victor (JP),[1]
Frontiers (EU),
evosound (HK)
Producer Kevin Shirley
Mr. Big chronology
Actual Size
(2001)
What If...
(2011)
Singles from What If...
  1. "Undertow"
    Released: November 27, 2010
  2. "All The Way Up"
    Released: May 12, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Ultimate Guitar (7.7/10)[3]
Metalholic (9.6/10)[4]
Starpulse 2/5 stars[5]

What If... is the seventh full-length studio album by the American rock band Mr. Big, which was released on January 21, 2011 through Frontiers Records. It was the band's first album since their 2009 reunion, their first album in 10 years since 2001's Actual Size and their first album with the original line-up featuring guitarist Paul Gilbert since 1996's Hey Man.

The album was recorded between September–October 2010 in a Los Angeles-area studio with producer Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush, Black Country Communion), and was supported by a world tour in 2011.

The first single from the album, "Undertow", was released on November 27, 2010. A music video has been filmed for the single and will be featured on the special edition DVD of the album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan & Pat Torpey, except where indicated. 

No. Title Length
1. "Undertow" (Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, Kevin Dotson) 4:49
2. "American Beauty"   3:44
3. "Stranger in My Life" (Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, André Pessis) 4:26
4. "Nobody Left to Blame"   4:20
5. "Still Ain't Enough for Me"   3:04
6. "Once Upon a Time"   4:03
7. "As Far as I Can See" (Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, Dotson) 3:55
8. "All the Way Up" (Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, Dotson) 5:12
9. "I Won't Get in My Way" (Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, Pessis) 4:40
10. "Around the World" (Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, Dotson) 3:51
11. "I Get the Feeling"   4:34

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Label Catalog
Japan December 15, 2010 WHD Entertainment, Victor Entertainment IECP-10240 (CD), IEZP-26 (Dual Disc - CD+DVD)
Europe January 21, 2011 Frontiers Records
United States February 8, 2011 Frontiers Records
Korea February 18, 2011 LOEN Entertainment
Hong Kong[6] March 18, 2011 Evosound EVSA-123A

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