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Artist: What If

Title: What If

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What If What If Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1987

Label: RCA/ BMG Funhouse (Japan)

Catalog Number: BVCM-37165


Tommy Funderburk vocals
Larry Williams keyboards, sax
Bob Wilson drums
Michael Landau guitar
Dann Huff guitar
Jakko M. Jakszyk guitar
Larry Klein bass
Paulinho Da Costa percussion
Bill Champlin backing vocals
Bob Carlisle backing vocals


1.  What If  
2.  If This Is Love  
3.  Perfect World  
4.  One Look  
5.  Ride The Hurricane  
6.  She Rocked My World  
7.  Love Is A Fire  
8.  When Right Is Wrong  
9.  Turn And Walk Away  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: ROB GARCIA Date: April 12, 2004 at 9:22
certainly one of the most classic christian aor albums ever released and that is one hell of an achivement...but then, i'm not surprised. when you have two top session guitar players;two excellent vocalists doing background vocals+ one of the best vocalists in the business then nothing can't go wrong in here.production is top notch and the material is of a high quality.the only problem i find in here it's that with only 9 tracks it turns out to be way too short but i guess that quality comes

From: ROB GARCIA Date: April 12, 2004 at 9:25
first and there's plenty of that in here.buy.

From: Rycheage Date: June 21, 2004 at 0:05
This can only be best described as heavied up West Coast, somewhere between Mr Mister, Tim Feehan and latter-day Richard Marx. The fluid guitar of Landau and the impressive vocals of Funderburk tips the scales in my favor though the overly laden brass parps from Larry Williams keyboards do tend to get slightly overbearing at times. However, for the most part it's stylish AOR/melodic rock.

From: gener8tr Date: September 2, 2004 at 19:04
As soon as I read Ryche's description of a cross between Mr. Mister and Richard Marx I'd heard enough.

From: oliver Date: October 14, 2004 at 8:39
overrated cd. this is average aor/melodic rock. the songs arenīt very catchy, heard them and forgot them. not worth spending 30$.

From: POTENTE Date: March 12, 2006 at 21:12
Don't be fooled-look the rating,38 people can't be wrong.This is an AWESOME Westcoast/AOR/Rock album.Funderburk is one of the best in the business,he made backing vocals for almost 1000 albums and Huff(of Giant)and Landau are so fine players...and the bass pump in your head as a hammer...the production is a million bucks. Don't miss this GEM. Also check Funderburk's 'Anything for you' (2004) album, a great piece of art.

From: Heavy.AOR Date: June 22, 2006 at 11:43

From: aorteto Date: October 25, 2006 at 13:51
A so-so CD, even if I do like TIM FEEHMAN and RICHARD MARX.It's not bad, just average for me. PERFECT WORLD is a great song, but it's very weak recorded here. Sorry for desagree.

From: aorfan700 Date: October 22, 2008 at 10:54
WHAT IF (The Front 2?)...Interesting to see Rob call it a christian classic cause generally this is labelled as non-christian as opposed to the front project of 85 which was very strongly christian in lyrics. However I'd see where Rob is coming from, cause about half of the songs here still seemed to me to be songs talking to a god, just not so much christian lyrics. Eitherway, this is a great cd. It takes a while to like. I agree it's best decribed as heavied up westcoast as another reviewer puts it. I can also see how someone could say they played it a few times and disliked it, forgetting it, but give it another go.. it turns out to be a total classic even if you often hate heavier WC as I do. Great more poppy but rock songs are the title track. Great!... Michael Landaus guitar play (unmistakable) and last but not least...THE SOUND quality of this is v good. I can't believe it's so smooth when it's 87 full digital recording down to the core. Heavy music, smooth sound, top songs

From: aorfan700 Date: October 22, 2008 at 11:00
and yeh, it is cheekily short, 9 songs and not even long songs. Definately leaves you wanting more!

From: juan carlos Date: October 9, 2010 at 14:20
Good AOR album indeed with some Hi-tech/Westcoast elements, i expect for more Midtempos or ballads here, too many Uptempos to my tastes, Top-notch production of course! you can not go wrong with those names! Michael Landau and Dann Huff what a duet not a classic in my opinion but quite good indeed! certainly a Great voice of Tommy(the best background vocals!), my favorite tracks are "Perfect World" "What If" "Turn And Walk Away" and "When Right Is Wrong" 8.5/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 9, 2010 at 19:04
Fans of Device,Mr Mister and perhaps some Starship (their poppier side)will like this act!!! ...an only release but quite interesting for the likes of AOR/Hi-Tech/Westcoast lovers..."What If" is such a catchy starter and the same goes to "If This Is Love"(this one is an excellent track,it has a very nice chorus),"Perfect World" is a goodie one,"Ride The Hurricane" has a solid chorus,is kinda the "heavy" track of the album,"She Rocked My World" & "When Right Is Wrong"(this one is also an excellent song)...plenty of talented musicians in here for our delight...90/100

From: juan carlos Date: October 10, 2010 at 1:34

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 10, 2010 at 14:55

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From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 10, 2010 at 15:05

From: Locoaor Date: December 4, 2016 at 13:30
Awesome AOR album, "If this is love" and "Perfect World" my favorite tracks, greetings from Peru

From: tomdwa Date: June 10, 2020 at 19:29
This one is a bit of a mixed bag for me. The production quality is immaculate, but the songwriting is not as strong on every track. The ones I really like are If this is love and When right is wrong

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