A visual realization for 'A Visit to Newport Hospital' by EGG from their 1971 album 'The Polite Force'. A personal favourite of mine since it was released, this song recounts the band's experience of living & performing on the Isle of Wight in 1968 under the name of Uriel (who also featured Steve Hillage on guitar) while playing a residency at the Ryde Castle Hotel. Some of the sights, moods, and people that were a part of that magical period are presented here in tribute to a timeless classic that tells the story of innocence, exploration, and discovery amidst a summer's musical adventure. Band photos are from 'Copious Notes- The Inside story of Uriel, Egg, Arzachel and the Ottawa Company', written by band members Dave Stewart, Mont Campbell, Clive Brooks and their friend Antony Vinall, published by Burning Shed. 'Copious Notes' is a joy for fans of Egg and especially this song because it includes the band's personal recollections of their time at Ryde Castle and conveys the feeling of actually having been there with them. This booklet is highly recommended for Egg/Canterbury fans and is available through: https://burningshed.com/store/eggarchive/egg_copious-notes_booklet
This tribute is fondly dedicated to the late Michael Piper, Charlie Miller, Michael Zuliani, Captain Sensible, Michael Fleischman, Dave Stewart, Mont Campbell, the late & truly great Clive Brooks, Steve Hillage, Janice, Liz and Ann, and all of the patients past & present at Newport Hospital.
"We ate and loved and slept and no one was to blame for saying things better left unsaid."
I do not own the copyright for the audio track used in this video, which has been made for educational purposes only. If the artist or copyright holder wishes this video to be removed please send a message and I will comply.
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