Nomzamo (album)

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Studio album by IQ
Released May 1987
Recorded January–February 1987
Studio Chipping Norton Recording, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
Genre Neo-progressive rock
Length 48:13
Label Squawk
Producer Ken Thomas
IQ chronology
Living Proof
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
Singles from Nomzamo
  1. "Passing Strangers"
    Released: May 1987 (UK)
  2. "Promises (As the Years Go By)"
    Released: August 1987 (UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Nomzamo is the third studio album by the British neo-progressive rock band IQ, released in May 1987 by Squawk Records and distributed by Mercury Records internationally, by Vertigo Records in the United Kingdom and by Metronome in West Germany. Recorded at Chipping Norton Recording Studios in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, from January to February 1987, it was produced by Ken Thomas. It was the first disc recorded without lead singer Peter Nicholls, who was replaced by P.L. Menel.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by P.L. Menel; all music composed by IQ.

Side one
1."No Love Lost"6:03
2."Promises (As the Years Go By)"4:34
4."Still Life"5:58
Side two
5."Passing Strangers"3:48
6."Human Nature"9:42
8."Common Ground"7:00
Total length:48:13



  • P.L. Menel – lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Mike Holmes – electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards
  • Tim Esau – bass guitar, bass pedals, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Orford – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Paul Cook – drums, percussion

Additional musicians[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]


  1. ^ IQ: Nomzamo > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2 March 2018.