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Tales From the Lush Attic
Genres: Pop, Rock
Originally released 1983, Tales From The Lush Attic was IQ?s first album and is now available for the first time as a U.S. release. Recorded in August ´83 in only 5 days this record contains the two all time favourites The... more »
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Originally released 1983, Tales From The Lush Attic was IQ?s first album and is now available for the first time as a U.S. release. Recorded in August ´83 in only 5 days this record contains the two all time favourites The Last Human Gateway and The Enemy Smacks in their original studio versions. The artwork for the release was done by Peter Nicholls, lead singer of IQ. This definitive version also contains the bonus track, Just Changing Hands.
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luca64 | Italy | 08/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Incredibly this is the debut album of an incredible band in prog rock.
This is incredible because listening to songs starting from the epic The Last HUman gateway, through Awake and Nervous and masterpiece The Enemy Smacks, you hardly believe this is a debut album, as it sounds more as a mature album of a long experienced band.
The quality of sound in spite 1983, is very good and overall this is a very good product which I strongly recommend to any IQ fan and to those who didnt have the chance to listen to this band before..
IQ - Debut Album, Ok But They Would Do Much Better
Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 05/23/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In the early 80's the neo progressive rock movement burst out of England and got relatively popular for a time. The band that got the biggest was Marillion, but IQ was another pioneer of the movement and arguably as good. "Tales From The Lush Attic" was the debut album from IQ, taking its influence from classic 70's progressive rock especially Peter Gabriel era Genesis. "Lush Attic" was recorded in 5 days and unfortunately it shows in the production. The album showcases a band that would do much better albums later in their career, but flashes of brilliance can be found here and there. Peter Nichols voice is a bit on the shrill side on much of this album. He would become a much better singer later on as well. The album contains 2 tracks that have become IQ classics. The 20 minute "Last Human Gateway" starts out a bit weak for my ears, but the final 5 minutes or so of it is outstanding. "The Enemy Smacks" is another fan favorite that still finds it's way into the IQ live set today. Overall the album sounds quite dated, but it hints at where the band would go down the road."