When considering the "strict" period of neo-prog i. Together with Marillion 's first LPs, it helped define what neo-progressive was and generated dozens of sound-alike albums by as many bands in the U. While IQ would top The Wake with the two-CD set Subterranea stronger compositions, stronger musicianshipthe former remains the band's true classic, a must-have for anyone remotely interested in progressive rock from the s.
The third album by the band, it took a more pop approach than Tales From Hello & Goodbye - Ignorance - The Confident Rat Lush Attic ; there was no minute epic track and songs were rather simple in terms of structure. With its electronic drum track and medium-tempo Widows Peak - IQ - The Wake"Corners" is the weakest track of the set.
These shorter songs are balanced out by strong longer tracks like "The Magic Roundabout," "Headlong," and mostly "Widow's Peak. The rest of the band still feels "young" somehow. There are hesitations and questionable musical decisions the first keyboard solo in "Headlong" is half-baked. But the emotion and grandeur are there, and all these elements, together Widows Peak - IQ - The Wake years of experience as musicians, would later coalesce for the recording of Subterranea.
Since its release inThe Wake has been Randy Pie & Family* - Queen Of Dream in various forms and with varying bonus tracks.
Styles Neo-Prog Prog-Rock. Recording Date March, - April, Track Listing. Outer Limites. The Wake. The Magic Roundabout. Widow's Peak. The Thousand Days. Outer Limites IQ. Spotify Amazon. The Wake IQ. The Magic Roundabout IQ. Corners IQ. Widow's Peak IQ.
The Thousand Days IQ. Headlong IQ.
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