Of Queues and Cures

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Of Queues and Cures
Studio album by National Health
Released 1978
Recorded July 1978
Genre Progressive rock, avant-garde jazz, psychedelic rock, hard rock, art rock
Length 52:02
Label Esoteric Records
Producer Mike Dunne
National Health chronology
National Health
Of Queues and Cures
D.S. Al Coda

Of Queues and Cures (also identified as Of Queues & Cures) is the second album recorded by the progressive rock and jazz fusion group National Health, one of the last representatives of the artistically prolific Canterbury scene.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Bryden Two-Step (For Amphibians), Pt. 1" (Dave Stewart) - 8:54
  2. "The Collapso" (Stewart) - 6:19
  3. "Squarer for Maud" (John Greaves) - 11:51
  4. "Dreams Wide Awake" (Phil Miller) - 8:50
  5. "Binoculars" (Pip Pyle) - 11:45
  6. "Phlâkatön" (Pyle) - 0:09
  7. "The Bryden Two-Step (For Amphibians), Pt. 2" (Stewart) - 5:31
  8. "Paracelsus" (Excerpt) (Bonus Track)
  9. "The Apocalypso" (Bonus Track)




Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (not rated) [2]

The Allmusic review by Dave Lynch awarded the album 4 stars and states "Of Queues & Cures is one of the last and finest examples of the instrumental Canterbury sound on record during the 1970s.".[1]


  1. ^ a b Dave Lynch Allmusic Review.
  2. ^ Kelman, John (30 July 2009). "National Health: National Health / Of Queues and Cures". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 28 March 2013.