Church of Anthrax

1971 album by John Cale and Terry Riley

Church of Anthrax is studio album by multi-instrumentalist John Cale and minimalist composer Terry Riley. It was released in February 1971 on Columbia Records label.

Church of Anthrax
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 10, 1971
John Cale chronology
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Church of Anthrax
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Terry Riley chronology
A Rainbow in Curved Air
Church of Anthrax
Persian Surgery Dervishes

Track listingEdit

  1. "Church of Anthrax" (9:05)
  2. "The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace at Versailles" (7:59)
  3. "The Soul of Patrick Lee" (2:49)
  4. "Ides of March" (11:03)
  5. "The Protege" (2:52)


  • John Cale – keyboards, bass guitar, harpsichord, piano, guitar, viola, organ
  • Terry Riley – piano, organ, soprano saxophone
  • Adam Miller – vocals on "The Soul of Patrick Lee"
  • Bobby Colomby – drums
  • Bobby Gregg – drums


  1. Mason, Stewart. "Church of Anthrax – John Cale,John Cale & Terry Riley,Terry Riley | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 April 2015.