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Tales from the Lush Attic

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Released  1983
Producer  IQ
Artist  IQ
Label  MSI Distributions
Length  56:21
Tales from the Lush Attic (1983)  The Wake (1985)
Release date  1983
Genre  Neo-progressive rock
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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 listing

All songs written by IQ.
  1. The Last Human Gateway – 19:57
  2. Through the Corridors – 2:35
  3. Awake and Nervous – 7:45
  4. My Baby Treats Me Right 'Cos I'm a Hard Lovin' Man All Night Long – 1:45
  5. The Enemy Smacks – 13:49
  6. Just Changing Hands – 10:18 (bonus track included on the re-release by Giant Electric Pea)


  • Peter Nicholls – vocals
  • Mike Holmes – acoustic, electric & twelve-string guitars
  • Martin Orford – keyboards, synthesizers, mellotron
  • Tim Esau – bass guitar
  • Paul Cook – drums, percussion
  • Production

  • Arranged and produced by IQ
  • Engineered and mixed by Mel Simpson
  • Remastered by Peter Van T'Riet
  • Songs

    1The Last Human Gateway (21 Minute version)19:57
    2Through the Corridors (Oh Shit Me!)2:35
    3Awake and Nervous7:45


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