If 3 is the third release by the English jazz rock band If. It was released in August 1971 by United Artists Records (U.K.) and Capitol Records (U.S.) 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.

If 3
If 3 (If album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1971
Recorded1971
GenreJazz rock
Progressive rock
Length39:32
LabelUnited Artists (U.K.)
Capitol (U.S.)
ProducerJon Child
If
If chronology
If 2
(1971)
If 3
(1971)
If 4
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

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 listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  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 twoEdit

  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 releaseEdit

  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 releaseEdit

  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)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

  • "IF (6) - If 3 (LP, Album) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2010-04-08.