Church of Anthrax

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Church of Anthrax
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Studio album by John Cale and Terry Riley
Released February 10, 1971
Recorded 1970
Genre
Length 33:48
Label Columbia
Producer
John Cale chronology
Vintage Violence
(1970) Vintage Violence1970
Church of Anthrax
(1971) Church of Anthrax1971
The Academy in Peril
(1972) The Academy in Peril1972
Terry Riley chronology
In C
(1968) In C1968
Church of Anthrax
(1971) Church of Anthrax1971
Persian Surgery Dervishes
(1972) Persian Surgery Dervishes1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[2]

Church of Anthrax is a collaborative studio album by musicians John Cale and Terry Riley. It was released in February 1971 by record label Columbia, nearly a year after the material was recorded; in fact, it was recorded prior to Cale's solo debut Vintage Violence.

Content[edit]

"The Soul of Patrick Lee" is the only vocal track on the album; all others are instrumentals. No singles were taken from the album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Cale and Terry Riley, except "The Soul of Patrick Lee" by John Cale.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Church of Anthrax" 9:05
2. "The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace at Versailles" 7:59
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "The Soul of Patrick Lee" 2:49
2. "Ides of March" 11:03
3. "The Protégé" 2:52

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
Technical personnel
  • Don Meehan - engineer
  • John Berg, Richard Mantel – cover design
  • Kim Whitesides – cover art
  • Don Huntstein – cover photography

References[edit]

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