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If - Beauty Queen / Sad America FLAC

If - Beauty Queen / Sad America FLAC Performer: If
Album: Beauty Queen / Sad America
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1983
Style: Symphonic Rock
Label: RCS
Genre: Rock / Soul & Funk
Catalog #: RCS 1249
Size FLAC: 2967 mb.
Size MP3: 1092 mb.
Rating: 4.8/5
Votes: 774
Record Source: Vinyl, 7", Single


1Sad America
Written-By – August Bax, Ed Klemans
2Beauty Queen
Written-By – Ad Van Suylekom, August Bax


  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric GuitarAugust Bax
  • BassAd Van Suylekom
  • DrumsRob Klemans
  • EngineerArjen de Klerk
  • Guitar, VocalsStan Seremak
  • Keyboards, PercussionEd Klemans
  • Mastered ByEMI Services Benelux B.V.
  • Producer, EngineerToine Mertens
  • TechnicianGuus Dalkmann, Kees Van Halderen, Ruud Van Oosterbosch
  • VocalsHanke De Hoogh


Not much is known about the band "If". Side 1 is funky, slightly 80s-wavy; side 2 is comparable to the symphonic sound of Dutch band Kayak, with a vocal/acoustic build up towards a symphonic-rock climax.

The release was sponsored by Lohuis (see close-up back cover), a Dutch company that sold (and still sells) lighting solutions. Online research proves that band member Ad van Suylekom worked at Lohuis between 1979 and 1983, which explains the presence of the Lohuis logo on the back cover.


  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): RCS 1249 A / 52245-1-Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): RCS 1249 B / 52245-1-Y


  • Recorded At – K & M Studio, Nieuwegein