National Health


National Health


Recorded at The Point, Victoria, London 1977, on the Mobile Mobile.
Produced by National Health; Engineered by Mike Dunne, Paul Northfield and Brian Gaynor; Mixed by National Health and Paul Northfield.
(Intro to Elephants recorded live at the M.L.T.S., Tiel, Holland, 14/2/77. Synthi Hi-Fli and Mixing by Nick Levitt. Recorded (TEAC 2-track) by Mike Ruysbroek, Tape edited by Pip Pyle).
Released: 1977
Label: Affinity (a division of Charly Records)
Cat. No. AFF6


Side One

1. TENEMOS ROADS (D. Stewart) (14.43)

Personnel

Dave Stewart (Organ, Electric & Acoustic Piano)
Phil Miller (Guitar)
Neil Murray (Bass)
Pip Pyle (Drums, Cowbell, Tambourine)

with

John Mitchell (Percussion)
Alan Gowen (Moog, Electric Piano)
Amanda Parsons (Vocals)
Jimmy Hastings (Flute, Bass Clarinet)

Lyrics


Most of them! They're very hard to hear on the (vinyl) album - don't know about the CD.
Unless they're printed on the CD sleeve, somebody with better ears than me will have to listen to it.

From the cradle to the grave
There are roads for us all
That we'll find and follow to the end.
Leading upwards to a place in the stars
10,000,000 miles away
There's a path called 'Tenemos Roads',
Everything happening there is history,
Records of ages before we were born,
But the sight of men in battle
Makes me cry out in my dream.

Hearing the sounds of battle, far away,
And the trumpets calling marks the end of time
Of peace in Tenemos Roads
Things are changing,
Directed by the men who
Tired of making love, make war.

If you've settled down on this world,
It's a good place to be
Men have made their home on the land
While the fishes all live in the sea
But although that's all right for them,
I prefer to be somewhere that's slightly more hot
There's a place a bit nearer the sun
That I like quite a lot
I will build a home on
Tenemos Roads

2. BRUJO (A. Gowen) (10.19)

Personnel

Dave Stewart (Organ, Electric & Acoustic Piano)
Phil Miller (Guitar)
Neil Murray (Bass)
Pip Pyle (Drums, Glockenspiel, Finger Cymbals, Shaker, Bells)

with

John Mitchell (Temple Blocks, Guava)
Alan Gowen (Moog, Electric & Acoustic Piano)
Amanda Parsons (Vocals)
Jimmy Hastings (Flute)



Side Two

1. BOROGROVES (D. Stewart)


(Excerpt from Part Two) (4.16)
(Part One) (6.37)
Personnel

Dave Stewart (Organ, Electric & Acoustic Piano, Clavinet)
Phil Miller (Guitar)
Neil Murray (Bass)
Pip Pyle (Drums)

with

John Mitchell (Congas)
Alan Gowen (Moogs, Electric Piano)
Amanda Parsons (Vocals)
Jimmy Hastings (Clarinet, Flute)

2. ELEPHANTS (A. Gowen/D. Stewart) (14.37)

Personnel

Dave Stewart (Organ, Electric & Acoustic Piano)
Phil Miller (Guitar)
Neil Murray (Bass)
Pip Pyle (Drums, Glockenspiel, Pixiephone)

with

Alan Gowen (Moog, Electric & Acoustic Piano)
Amanda Parsons (Vocals)
Jimmy Hastings (Flute)


Thanks to

Nick Levitt & Peter Ball Mixage
Rick Biddulph Humpage
Graham Jones Solderage
Martin Prior Truckage
Soose [Light bulb]age
(for getting the road on the show).
Mont Campbell Agrippa and Zabaglione bits
Kaye use of 'The Point'
Alan O'Duffy's dad musical inspiration
Chelsea Shed psychoanalysis
Bob Hope the usual
The Great British Recording Industry
Ronnie Scotts
St Bartholomew's Hospital

Special thanks to Mike Dunne for making this LP possible


Transcription and HTML by Andy Murkin

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