If (If album)

If, often referred to as If 1, is the eponymous debut album by the English Jazz rock band If. It was released in October 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, were by CCS Advertising Associates.

If
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1970
RecordedFebruary, March and April 1970
StudioIsland Studios, London
GenreJazz rock
Progressive rock
Length37:06
LabelIsland
Capitol
ProducerLew Futterman
If chronology
If
(1970)
If 2
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

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 two bonus tracks and liner notes by UK music critic Chris Welch.

Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  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 twoEdit

  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 issueEdit

  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

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Newsom, Jim. If at AllMusic

External linksEdit