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National Health


Canterbury Scene

3.67 | 67 ratings

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3 stars The second curios collection with National Health.

National Health's first two album is classics and pillars in the Canterbury scene and the British prog rock scene. Unfortunate, the band only released three studio albums and the third one after their demise. So we have to feed of scraps and left overs, then. Those of us who are fans of this band.

There are a lot of good stuff on this album. The list of musicians here is very impressive. Even Bill Bruford is playing on a couple of tracks here. The list is almost like the who's who of Canterbury musicians. Alan Gowen included and his passing is still a big loss to the scene. His contributions to this collection is great. But the best song is Clocks And Clouds with the excellent vocals by Amanda Parsons.

The quality of the songs are not the usual National Health standard and I do get the feeling that the barrell has been scraped empty. This album is merely a hint about how good National Health really was and nothing more. I still like it and rate it highly. But a great addition to a record collection ? Nope.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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