Tales from the Lush Attic

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Tales from the Lush Attic
IQ - Tales From The Lush Attic.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 2, 1983 to September 2, 1983
GenreNeo-progressive rock
IQ chronology
Seven Stories into Eight
Tales from the Lush Attic
The Wake
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars [2]

Tales from the Lush Attic, released in 1983, is the debut album by neo-progressive rock group IQ, following the cassette-only demo Seven Stories into Eight. It was also one of the first neo-progressive releases, alongside Marillion's Script for a Jester's Tear, released in the same year.

In the style of some classic progressive rock albums, Tales from the Lush Attic consists of one epic song filling out almost an entire side of the original vinyl and other shorter songs composing the other side.

The Giant Electric Pea 2006 re-release features a bonus track, "Just Changing Hands", which is credited as running for 5:12 but in reality is 10:18 long and features a hidden track, a short nameless exotic sounding instrumental.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by IQ.
  1. The Last Human Gateway – 19:57
  2. Through the Corridors – 2:35
  3. Awake and Nervous – 7:45
  4. My Baby Treats Me Right 'Cos I'm a Hard Lovin' Man All Night Long – 1:45
  5. The Enemy Smacks – 13:49
  6. Just Changing Hands – 10:18 (bonus track included on the re-release by Giant Electric Pea)
  • Tracks 6, 7 and 9 of the 2013 Remix had previously been unreleased.



  • Arranged and produced by IQ
  • Engineered and mixed by Mel Simpson
  • Remastered by Peter Van T'Riet