Label MSI Distributions
Tales from the Lush Attic (1983) The Wake (1985)
Release date 1983
Genre Neo-progressive rock
|Recorded August 2, 1983 to September 2, 1983|
Similar IQ albums, Neo-progressive rock albums, Other albums
Tales from the Lush Attic, released in 1983, is the debut album by neo-progressive rock group IQ, following the cassette-only demo Seven Stories into Eight. It was also one of the first neo-progressive releases, alongside Marillion's Script for a Jester's Tear, released in the same year.
In the style of some classic progressive rock albums, Tales from the Lush Attic consists of one epic song filling out almost an entire side of the original vinyl and other shorter songs composing the other side.
The Giant Electric Pea 2006 re-release features a bonus track, "Just Changing Hands", which is credited as running for 5:12 but in reality is 10:18 long and features a hidden track, a short nameless exotic sounding instrumental.
Track listingAll songs written by IQ.
- The Last Human Gateway – 19:57
- Through the Corridors – 2:35
- Awake and Nervous – 7:45
- My Baby Treats Me Right 'Cos I'm a Hard Lovin' Man All Night Long – 1:45
- The Enemy Smacks – 13:49
- Just Changing Hands – 10:18 (bonus track included on the re-release by Giant Electric Pea)
1The Last Human Gateway (21 Minute version)19:57
2Through the Corridors (Oh Shit Me!)2:35
3Awake and Nervous7:45