If 2

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If 2
If 2 (If album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by If
Released December 1970
Recorded The Hit Factory, NY
Genre Jazz rock
Progressive rock
Label Island
Capitol Records
Producer Lew Futterman
If chronology
If 2
If 3
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

If 2 is the second release by the English Jazz rock band If. It was released as a vinyl LP in 1970 on the Island Records label in the UK and Capitol Records in the US.

The album features the early use of Innovex Reed Sound Modulators for the saxophones. The single from the album was "Your City Is Falling".[2]

It was re-issued as a CD first in 1996 by an obscure label (OSA), then in 1997 by Island and finally in 2006 on Repertoire Records with liner notes by UK music critic Chris Welch.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Your City Is Falling" (Dave Quincy) – 5:04
  2. "Sunday Sad" (Dick Morrissey) – 8:18
  3. "Tarmac T. Pirate and the Lonesome Nymphomaniac" (John Mealing, Trevor Preston) – 5:12

Side two[edit]

  1. "I Couldn't Write and Tell You" (Dave Quincy) – 8:23
  2. "Shadows and Echoes" (Margaret Busby, Lionel Grigson) – 4:24
  3. "Song for Elsa, Three Days Before Her 25th Birthday" (J. W. Hodkinson) – 5:11



  • engineer – Frank Owen, Jon Child
  • producer – Lew Futterman


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