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IQ The Archive Collection - IQ20 album cover
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Live, released in 2002

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD1: (67:47)
1. Intro (3:56)
2. Awake and nervous (8:32)
3. The Thousand Days / The Magic Roundabout (9:18)
4. The Wrong Side of Weird (13:02)
5. State of Mind / Leap of Faith / Came Down (10:46)
6. Erosion (7:17)
7. The Seventh House (14:56)

CD2: (53:09)
1. The Narrow Margin (Middle Section) (6:05)
2. Just Changing Hands (6:45)
3. Guiding Light (10:28)
4. The Last Human Gateway (22:08)
5. Subterranea (7:43)

Total Time: 120:56

Line-up / Musicians

- Paul Cook / drums
- Michael Holmes / guitars & keyboards
- John Jowitt / bass & backing vocals
- Peter Nicholls / lead vocal
- Martin Orford / keyboards & backing vocals

Releases information

2CD IQ Archive Collection AC001 (2002 UK)

Released as a double mini-lp papersleeve 2000 copies limited edition. Distributed via GEP (Giant Electric Pea). Recorded live during the IQ20 tour at: Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany, 16th February, 2002.

Additional Info:

The archive collection is an occasional series of 'official bootlegs' featuring live recordings which represent the history of IQ. These recordings are selected from the band members' personal collections.

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IQ The Archive Collection - IQ20 ratings distribution

(33 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(61%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(30%)
Good, but non-essential (3%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
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IQ The Archive Collection - IQ20 reviews

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Review by loserboy
5 stars Recorded live in concert (Feb 16th, 2002 Germany) from the personal soundboard archives of the band, IQ's 20 is an essential acquisition. This 2 CD package is from the "The Seventh House" tour and contains many of IQ's great songs including a stunning opening into "Awake & Nervous", a great version of "The Wrong Side Of Weird" and a haunting beautiful version of "The Last Human Gateway". With this version of the "The Last Human Gateway" I now do not need IQ to rush to "re-do" the first album. As an encore they perform "Subterranea" which brings a wonderful evening and concert to a close. The only negative thing I can say here is that the CD is all but over too soon... This Cd package comes as a limited edition and is packaged in a cardboard album styled CD sleeve. Packaging is minimal but the music is the key.

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4 stars IQ shine line in concert. The wonderful banter, the passionate delivery of songs, the silliness and yet all this with proficient musical compostion. This is the first of the Archive series from Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany (16 Feb. 2002). Only the second concert of the 20th anniversary t ... (read more)

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