Of Queues and Cures

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Of Queues and Cures
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Studio album by National Health
Released December 1978
Recorded July 1978 at Ridge Farm Studio
Genre Jazz fusion, progressive rock, avant-garde jazz, psychedelic rock, art rock
Length 52:02
Label Esoteric Records
Producer Mike Dunne
National Health chronology
National Health
(1978)National Health1978
Of Queues and Cures
D.S. Al Coda
(1982)D.S. Al Coda1982

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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
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.