Are You Sitting Comfortably?" was IQ's fourth studio album, released in 1989. It follows the same musical direction they took with their previous album "Nomzamo" (1987). This album became the second and last album with Paul Menel on vocals. The music on this album could be described as a mix between how GENESIS, MARILLION, SAGA and YES are sounding today. The highlights are "War Heroes", "Drive On", "Sold on You" and the epic progressive masterpiece "Wurensh". Sitting Comfortably?'' was eventually released in 1989,originally on Squawk Records. No significant changes occured on this effort compared to ''Nomzamo'',the sound still is a mix of accesible Neo Progressive Rock with 80's Pop aesthetics,however there is a bit of structural change on the compositions. While ''Nomzamo'' offered a mix of pure Pop and some Prog tracks,in ''Are You Sitting Comfortably?''
Are You Sitting Comfortably? (LP, Album). IQ (7). Are You Sitting Comfortably? (Cass, Album, Promo). PolyGram Records, Inc. 422 836 429-4.
Are You Sitting Comfortably? is the second album without former vocalist Peter Nicholls, who did return for 1994's Ever. Paul Menel takes over the singing here, and while his efforts are average sounding, the progressive aspect of IQ remains to be heard throughout this release. The acute depth of the Mellotron or the intertwined guitar work from past albums like Tales From the Lush Attic or Seven Stories Into Eight are nowhere to be found on these nine tunes. Instead, more of a rock/avant-garde vapor steams up slowly as the songs go by, with nothing of grandeur developing on any track
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Redirected from Are You Sitting Comfortably? (album)). 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 2017.
Band Name IQ. Album Name Are You Sitting Comfortably ? Type Album. Labels Virgin Records. Members owning this album12.
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|4||Falling Apart At The Seams||7:47|
|5||Sold On You||4:38|
|6||Through My Fingers||5:33|
|8||Nothing At All||4:42|
|9||Nothing At All (Live)|
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NotesOriginally released in 1989.
Lisensed from GEP.
Distributed by SPV GmbH.
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- Barcode: 693723154220
|422 836 429-1||IQ||Are You Sitting Comfortably? (LP, Album)||Mercury, Squawk||422 836 429-1||US||1989|
|PRM 028||IQ||Are You Sitting Comfortably? (Cass, Album)||Prog Rock Music||PRM 028||Poland||1996|
|836 429-2||IQ||Are You Sitting Comfortably? (CD, Album)||Squawk, Mercury||836 429-2||US||1989|
|836429-1||IQ||Are You Sitting Comfortably? (LP, Album, M/Print)||Vertigo, Squawk||836429-1||Europe||1989|
|IQCD - 1989/05||IQ||Are You Sitting Comfortably? (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Limited Progressive||IQCD - 1989/05||Russia||2005|