|Album from 1970 plus DVD of unreleased footage from 1971
Format: CD / Cat No: REPUK1158 / Released: 26/11/2012
Track Listing: CD: IF 2 (Originally released as (UK) Island ILPS 9137, P 1970): 1. Your City Is Falling / 2. Sunday Sad / 3. Tarmac T. Pirate And The Lonesome Nymphomaniac / 4. I Couldn’t Write And Tell You / 5. Shadows And Echoes / 6. A Song For Elsa, Three Days Before Her 25th Birthday / DVD: Live at Liverpool University, 1st July 1971: 1. Your City Is Falling / 2. Sunday Sad / 3. I Couldn't Write And Tell You / 4. Forgotten Roads
More information: 'If 2’was first released on Island in 1970. Such was the success of If’s debut, that they were rushed into studios in New York during a U.S. tour to record their second album. The band’s second tenor sax and flute player Dave Quincy wrote two of the six songs, including ‘Your City Is Falling’ and ‘I Couldn’t Write and Tell You’, while Dick Morrissey contributed ‘Sunday Sad’. Although If were strong on instrumental solos, these were worked into songs delivered with power and panache by vocalist J.W.Hodkinson. This superb recording is now available twin-packaged with previously unreleased footage of the band ‘live’ in concert at Liverpool University in 1971, featuring four of their most popular numbers of the era.