What If... (Mr. Big album)

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What If...
Studio album by
Mr. Big
ReleasedDecember 15, 2010 (Japan)
RecordedSeptember–October 2010
StudioThe Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California,
The Cave, Malibu, California
GenreHard rock
LabelWHD/Victor (Japan),[1]
Frontiers (Europe)
ProducerKevin Shirley
Mr. Big chronology
Actual Size
What If...
...The Stories We Could Tell
Singles from What If...
  1. "Undertow"
    Released: November 27, 2010
  2. "All the Way Up"
    Released: May 12, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Rock Hard8.0/10[3]

What If... is the seventh full-length studio album by the American rock band Mr. Big, which was released on January 21, 2011 through Frontiers Records. It was the band's first album since their 2009 reunion, their first album in 10 years since 2001's Actual Size and their first album with the original line-up featuring guitarist Paul Gilbert since 1996's Hey Man.

The album was recorded between September–October 2010 in a Los Angeles-area studio with producer Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush, Black Country Communion).

The first single from the album, "Undertow", was released on November 27, 2010. A music video was filmed for the single and featured on the special edition DVD of the album The album was supported by a world tour in 2011.

Track listing[]

1."Undertow"Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey, Kevin Dotson4:49
2."American Beauty"Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey3:44
3."Stranger in My Life"Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, André Pessis4:26
4."Nobody Left to Blame"Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey4:20
5."Still Ain't Enough for Me"Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey3:04
6."Once Upon a Time"Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey4:03
7."As Far as I Can See"Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, Dotson3:55
8."All the Way Up"Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, Dotson5:12
9."I Won't Get in My Way"Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, Pessis4:40
10."Around the World"Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, Dotson3:51
11."I Get the Feeling" 4:34
Japanese & Korean edition bonus track
12."Kill Me with a Kiss"Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey, Pessis5:59
European & American edition bonus track
12."Unforgiven"Martin, Gilbert, Sheehan, Torpey4:16


Mr. Big
  • Kevin Shirley – producer, mixing
  • Vanessa Parr – engineer at Village Recorders
  • Jared Kvitka – engineer at The Cave
  • Steve Hall – mastering at Future Disc, Los Angeles

Release history[]

Country Release date Label Catalog
Japan December 15, 2010 , Victor Entertainment IECP-10240 (CD), IEZP-26 (Dual Disc - CD+DVD)
Europe January 21, 2011 Frontiers Records
United States February 8, 2011 Frontiers Records
Korea February 18, 2011 LOEN Entertainment
Hong Kong[4] March 18, 2011 Evosound EVSA-123A


  1. ^ What If... (Mr. Big album) on CD Japan
  2. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "Mr. Big - What If... review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  3. ^ Rönnebeck, Jenny (February 2011). "Review Album : Mr. Big - What If...?". Rock Hard (in German). No. 285. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  4. ^ http://www.hmv.com.hk/product/rockpop.asp?sku=370030

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