National Health CD (2012)

Artist: Maximo Park

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label EMI Distributed Label/emi
SKU 234815379
UPC 850358003433
UPC 14 00850358003433
Format CD
Release Date 8/28/2012
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Author Maximo Park
Technical Info
Engineer Dan Austin
Producer Gil Norton
CatalogID STTS001
Lable Name Straight To the Sun Records
Released 08/28/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 40m : 22s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00850358003433
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Dan Austin.
Recording information: Major Tom's Studio, London (2011); Moles, bath (2011); Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire (2011); Major Tom's Studio, London (2011-2012); Moles, bath (2011-2012); Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire (2011-2012).
Illustrator: Eoin Ryan.
After a three-year hiatus -- during which frontman Paul Smith released the solo effort Margins -- Maximo Park returned with The National Health, an urgent, politicized set of songs that suggests a break was just what the band needed to get its fervor back. From the fiery title track onward, the album points out injustice and stands up for the have-nots with an energy that is honed by producer Gil Norton. Of course, Maximo Park don't forget to address affairs of the heart on "Hips and Lips" and "Reluctant Love," but this album's focus is on the outside world, and Smith and company sound all the better for it.
Professional Reviews
Q (Magazine) (p.104) - "The tremendous title track is a cryptic rant that douses the personal with the political to fire-starting effect..."
Uncut (magazine) (p.77) - "Intense yet inclusive, the jittery rhythmic push and buzzing guitars frame Paul Smith's passionate tales of social unease and romantic bumps..."
Disc 1
1 When I Was Wild
2 National Health, The
3 Hips and Lips
4 Undercurrents, The
5 Write This Down
6 Reluctant Love
7 Until The Earth Would Open
8 Banlieue
9 This is What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
10 Wolf Among Men
11 Take Me Home
12 Unfamiliar Places
13 Waves Of Fear
Product Attributes
Artist Maximo Park
Music Format Compact Disc
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