December 8, 2023

IQ’s second album made a big impact when it was originally released in 1985 and became a milestone in progressive rock circles.

Long since deleted in vinyl format, GEP are finally reissuing the album pressed on 140g green marble disc in a sumptuous gatefold sleeve featuring Peter Nicholls’ original cover art together with brand new supporting artwork, complete with lyrics.

The Wake will be the first release in a series of reissues of IQ’s studio albums on vinyl.

Mike Holmes: “Over the past couple of years we’ve seen many of the IQ vinyl albums go for stupid money on sites like discogs and eBay and we’ve had many requests for a vinyl repress. Quite a few of these albums only had a limited run at the time, so we’ve decided to do a special edition of all the albums on vinyl, starting with The Wake as that’s been unavailable for the longest time. Next in the series will be ‘Dark Matter’, available early next year, which ties in nicely with the album’s 20th anniversary”

For those who buy the whole collection of vinyl releases a deluxe slipcase will be available to buy to house the entire collection.
The Wake is now available for presale from the GEP online store.