National Health - Missing Pieces (special)
National Health were the last of the great 70's Canterbury groups. This is a collection of unreleased demos from before their 1st album by Dave Stewart, Phil Miller, Phil Lee, Alan Gowen, Steve Hillage, Mont Campbell, Bill Bruford, Amanda Parsons, Pip Pyle & others. These are the only available recordings by the band as it was originally conceived: a dual keyboard, dual guitar, bass, drums and vocal septet. It features some really superb writing by Mont; some of his very best, most effortlessly complicated writing work ever and the stuff by Dave and Alan shines greatly too. This great title, which belongs in any avant-progressive or 'Canterbury' school collection is now out of print; we bought the last copies in existence from the label. Highly recommended.