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IQ20 - THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

IQ

 

Neo-Prog

4.44 | 59 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Id like to write these lines just to add some features to Salmatics excellent review. The first CD is absolutely great and was very well covered. Any prog fan should check this out. The second DVD is also very much interesting, since the idea of puttint the encores and extras on it was very well done. The band plays some good tracks of their own like Subterranea and The Wake. Its good to see ex bass player Tim Esau here, along with John Jowitt (who seemes to be enjoying himself a lot!). On the other hand they also prove they have a good sense of humor, even with a twist, and throw in some very unexpected covers like Jet (Paul MacCartney), Crazy Horses (The Osmonds!) and even some parts of Mama Mia (ABBA). All did in a very relaxing, almost party-like manner. After that the band comes back dressed in a parody of the late 70s afro hair and flashy clothes. Presented as The Lens, `a great influence in IQs music, they are in fact IQ themselves (minus Nichols) and perform some old instrumental songs they had written when the band was still known (ou mostly unknown) as The Lens. Musicaly speaking I was very pleased to hear those songs and confirm this group was good and orginal from the very start. Excellent prog instrumentals!

The extras are well done and show a band that seems to never get old.

A must have to any prog fan, even if youre really a neo prog lover. Highly recommended!

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |

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