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If (If album)

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Released  September 1970
Release date  1970
Label  Capitol Records
Artists  If, I.F.
Producer  Lew Futterman
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Recorded  February, March and April 1970 Island Studios, London
Genres  Jazz fusion, Progressive rock
Similar  If 2, Double Diamond, If 3, Waterfall, Not Just Another Bunch of

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If, often referred to as If 1, is the eponymous debut album 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. The original artwork and the if logo, which was an award-winning design, were by CCS Advertising Associates.


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

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Side one

  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 two

  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 issue

  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


  • J.W. Hodkinson – lead vocals, percussion
  • Dick Morrissey – tenor and soprano saxophones, flute
  • Dave Quincy – tenor and alto saxophones, flute
  • Terry Smith – guitar
  • John Mealing – organ, backing vocals, piano
  • Jim Richardson – bass
  • Dennis Elliott – drums
  • Frank Owen - Sound
  • Songs

    1I'm Reaching Out on All Sides5:45
    2What Did I Say About the Box - Jack?8:23
    3What Can a Friend Say?6:56


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