The National Health is the fourth studio album by English indie rock band Maxïmo Park. It was released in the United Kingdom on 11 June 2012 by V2 Records. The album was the first by the band to feature a title track. The one-minute opening track, a ballad with piano and strings, has been noted by the band as a deliberate move to disorientate the listener (previous albums have all begun with a fast-paced track, like the title track, The National Health).
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. Phil Miller – electric guitar
Like most Canterbury productions,"National Health" is not the easiest album to get into. The jazz influence is here even more pronounced than in the Hatfields' two albums, and sometimes the listener may feel as if it is being a bit too sophisticated for its own good. Moreover, Parsons' voice may come across as an acquired taste - though, at least in my personal case, it grew on me with repeated listens.
National Health : National Health,álbum, crítica, lista de pistas, mp3, letras. Data de lançamento 1977. Labels Affinity Records. Estilo de MúsicaProgressive Rock. Membros têm este álbum1.
National Health – National Health. Label: Arcàngelo – ARC-7040. Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Papersleeve.
The National Health is the fourth studio album by English indie rock band Maxïmo Park. The one-minute opening track, a ballad with piano and strings, has been noted b. mage: Maxïmo Park The National Health. Neoclassicism (music).
Purchasers of National Health's 1977 debut album might have looked at the band's lineup and figured that the group was Hatfield and the North with a new bassist, but the back-story was actually more complicated. The band was originally conceived by keyboardists Dave Stewart of the Hatfields and Alan Gowen of Gilgamesh as a merger of the two groups, which would have resulted in a rather massive nine-piece aggregation. Well, true enough, but Stewart did pick "rock" as his art form, and rock has always been mainly for teenagers and twentysomethings, so maybe he should've seen punk coming.
3. Choose regular download method. 4. Follow instruction on download page and press "continue". 5. Rename your downloaded file to: National Health - National Health (Full Album).
For National Health, it’s almost as if the band was created to spite punk. The album is quite low key in may ways. There’s no great punch or rhythmic foundation to the piece which spans five extended tracks. It’s thoughtful and contemplative and, at times, rather pastoral allowing your mind to wander. In some ways, the album gives you an almost ambient sense of music, especially Brujo.
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- Manufactured By – JVC Kenwood Creative Media Co. Ltd.
- Bass – Neil Murray
- Design [Sleeve] – Kevin Burke
- Drums – Pip Pyle
- Flute – Jimmy Hastings
- Guitar – Phil Miller
- Keyboards – Alan Gowen, Dave Stewart
- Percussion – John Mitchell
- Photography By – Laurie Lewis
- Producer – National Health
- Remastered By [Digitally] – Kazuo Ogino
- Vocals – Amanda Parsons
- Written-By – Alan Gowen (tracks: 2, 5), Dave Stewart (tracks: 1, 3 to 5)
NotesComes in a CD sized papersleeve album replica, with Obi-strip and insert of notes mostly in Japanese.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4527516603151
- Matrix / Runout: BELLE172747 1T
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L236
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 4011
- Rights Society: JASRAC
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