If 2 is the second release 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.

If 2
If 2 (If album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1971
RecordedThe Hit Factory, NY
GenreJazz rock
Progressive rock
Length36:32
LabelIsland
Capitol
ProducerLew Futterman
If chronology
If
(1970)
If 2
(1971)
If 3
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

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 2012 on Repertoire Records with liner notes by UK music critic Chris Welch and containing a bonus DVD of four songs recorded live at the Mountford Hall, Liverpool University, 1 July 1971.

Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  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 twoEdit

  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
Bonus DVD
  1. "Your City Is Falling (Live)"
  2. "Sunday Sad (Live)"
  3. "I Couldn't Write And Tell You (Live)"
  4. "Forgotten Roads (Live)"

PersonnelEdit

ProductionEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • "IF (6) - If 2 (LP, Album) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 4 August 2010.