IQ - The Seventh House album review
Hampshire neo-prog stalwarts IQ and their 2000 album on gatefold vinyl
Well, as they say, better late than never. A mere 17 years since its 2000 release, IQ have finally been able to release their seventh album on double-disc gatefold vinyl. Back then, for a small label like GEP, it surely made sense to stick to the dominant format of CD. Now though, vinyl is back as an increasingly desirable, luxury format. And the result doesn’t half look good. The bright red cover art makes it one of those records that’s always going to stand out on the shelf, but more satisfying still are the gatefold sleeve, the two weighty discs the and poly-lined inner sleeves.