National Health (album)

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For the Maxïmo Park album, see The National Health (album).
National Health
National Health cover.jpg
Studio album by National Health
Released February 1978
Recorded February - March 1977
Genre Jazz fusion, progressive rock, neo-classical, avant-garde
Length 49:58
Label Affinity Records, Get Back Records
Producer Mike Dunne
National Health chronology
National Health
Of Queues and Cures
(1978)Of Queues and Cures1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (not rated)[2]

National Health is the first album recorded by the progressive rock and jazz fusion group National Health, one of the last representatives of the artistically prolific Canterbury scene. Although it was created during the rise of punk, the album is characterized by lengthy, elaborate and mostly instrumental compositions that combine prog and jazz elements.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tenemos Roads" – 14:43 (Dave Stewart)
  2. "Brujo" – 10:19 (Alan Gowen)
  3. "Borogoves (Excerpt from Part Two)" - 4:16 (Dave Stewart)
  4. "Borogoves (Part One)" - 6:37 (Dave Stewart)
  5. "Elephants" - 14:37 (Alan Gowen, Dave Stewart)




  1. ^ Nickson, Chris. "National Health - National Health | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Kelman, John (30 July 2009). "National Health: National Health / Of Queues and Cures". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "AllMusic Review by Dave Lynch". Retrieved 13 September 2010. 

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