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National Health


Canterbury Scene

4.26 | 457 ratings

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5 stars For me NATIONAL HEALTH was one of those bands discovered over the past several years; and after I had the opportunity of getting all their material. I have to say that all their work is superb and unique, no Bruford influence, actually Bill was their drummer for a while; as a matter of fact if memory serve me well he left around 1977 to form U.K. Here comes Pip who wrote one of my fav on this album "Binoculars". What I like the most about this album, is that this was a band effort. We have compositions of everybody, no concept here but, plain and simple music for the soul; jazzy or heavy at times will have you wondering from beginning to end. This is Canterbury prog at its finest, with complex compositions that will make your head spin and actually pay attention to the music. Mostly all the album is instrumental and with the exception of the solo drum, the shortest is around 5 minutes (about 54 minutes of music!!!). A fine discover after all this years. This is one of those bands that actually made the mark for themselves, rather than they being influenced by anybody. This album shows one of the finest composition of Dave "The Bryden" that complement clearly everything that showed on "National Health" first album with a use of organ, electric and acoustic piano that I personally never have found in nobody; and what can I say about Phil Miller guitar!! No comments here. If you decided to check out NATIONAL HEALTH, no regrets... Was a band of short duration that probably marked the end of the classical Canterbury style, at least this is my humble opinion. Highly recommended.
Prognut | 5/5 |


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