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THE WAKE

IQ

 

Neo-Prog

3.80 | 564 ratings

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Greger
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4 stars This album is said to be one of the classic neo-progressive albums of the '80's. It was originally released on Sahara Records, but this is a re-mastered re-issue on the Giant Electric Pea label with three additional bonus tracks. "The Wake" are IQ's second album and it was released around the same time as Marillion's "Misplaced Childhood". At this time IQ and MARILLION were sound a likes with reminiscences to GABRIEL-era GENESIS. The highlights are the opening track "Outer Limits", "The Wake", "Widow's Peak", the album closer "Headlong" and the bonus track "Dans Le Parc Du Chateau Noir". I can't understand why this track wasn't included on the original album instead of "Corners". I really like that IQ are using the Mellotron as it wasn't used very often in 80's progressive rock. This is a good album although MARILLION's "Misplaced Childhood" were slightly better. Highly recommended!
Greger | 4/5 |

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