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IQ  - The Wake album download
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The Wake is the second studio album by British neo-progressive rock band IQ, released in June 1985 by Sahara Records. Recorded at Falconer Studios in London from March to April 1985, it was produced by Mike Holmes and Tim Esau. Widely recognized as a definitive recording of the 1980s neo-progressive rock movement, The Wake remains IQ's only album to reach the UK Charts, peaking at number 72 with a stay of one week.

IQ are a British neo-progressive rock band founded by Mike Holmes and Martin Orford in 1981 following the dissolution of their original band The Lens. Although the band have never enjoyed major commercial success and had several line up changes, IQ have built up a loyal following over the years and are still active as of 2018.

IQ's second album, simply titled The Wake, was released in 1984 after a spectacular debut in Tales from the Lush Attic. With this album, the group decided to focus on more concise pieces rather than sprawling epics, and to simply put it they hit the mark once again. Although the sound of this album is very 80s, there are a lot of progressive moments and times when you feel like you could listen to this stuff forever.

The Wake is the second studio album by the British neo-progressive rock band IQ and was released in 1985. It entered the UK album chart on 22 June 1985, one week before Marillion's Misplaced Childhood album. It is the only album by IQ to enter the UK album chart, spending one week at 7. .An associated single release, "Barbell is In", was a "white reggae" song along the lines of Led Zeppelin's "D'yer Mak'er". The band were reportedly amused when the single reached no. 7 in the.

The Wake ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial). Giant Electric Pea (2). GEPCD1011. PRM 026. IQ (7). The Wake ‎(Cass, Album).

This album has an average beat per minute of 104 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 80/157 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile The Wake. Album starts at 93BPM, ends at BPM (-93), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by IQ. Ever - 2018 Remix.


A1 Outer Limits 8:29
A2 The Wake 3:50
A3 The Magic Roundabout 6:33
A4 Corners 6:22
B1 Widow's Peak 9:10
B2 The Thousand Days 4:00
B3 Headlong 7:27

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Mayking Records Ltd
  • Pressed By – MPO


  • Bass, Bass [Bass Pedals] – Tim Esau
  • Drums, Percussion – Paul Cook
  • Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Mike Holmes*
  • Keyboards, Flute, Backing Vocals – Martin Orford
  • Vocals, Tambourine – Peter Nicholls


Test pressing, white labels. Same as Sahara pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Etched): SAH 136 A1 'THE MORE THE DO'... MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched): SAH 136 B1 'THE OTHER THE MORE THE DO'... MPO

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SAH 136 IQ The Wake ‎(LP, Album) Sahara Records SAH 136 UK 1985
GEPCD1011 IQ The Wake ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Giant Electric Pea GEPCD1011 Russia 2014
GEPBOX2 IQ The Wake (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD, Album + DVD-V + Box, Dlx) Giant Electric Pea GEPBOX2 UK 2010
SAMR (CD) 136 IQ The Wake ‎(CD, Album) Samurai SAMR (CD) 136 UK 1986
PRM 026 IQ The Wake ‎(Cass, Album) Prog Rock Music PRM 026 Poland 1994