John Cale live at The Roundhouse, London - 1971-01-17
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend - John Cale

Solo albums

Church of Anthrax

Church of Anthrax

About this album

Released in 1971. Columbia CS 30131.


  1. Church of Anthrax
  2. The Hall Of Mirrors In The Palace At Versailles
  3. The Soul Of Patrick Lee
  4. Ides Of March
  5. The Protege

All tracks by John Cale and Terry Riley, except The Soul Of Patrick Lee by John Cale.

The album cover contains a text by John Cale: Caricature

Dollhouse Noah
The Hall Of Mirrors In The Palace At Versailles is used in the soundtrack of the Dream Thrum video by Dollhouse Noah, screened at the Design Festa in Tokyo, Japan on November 22 & 23, 1998.

John Cale: bass, harpsichord, piano, guitar, viola, organ
Bobby Columby: drums
Bobby Gregg: drums
Adam Miller: vocal on The Soul Of Patrick Lee
Terry Riley: piano, organ, soprana saxophone

Other credits:
Producers: John Cale and John McClure
Engineer: Don Meehan
Cover design: John Berg and Richard Mantel
Cover art: Kim Whitesides
Cover photo: Don Huntstein

Church of Anthrax reissue

CD reissue

American CD label Culture Factory reissues the album in 2013 on compact-disc which reproduces meticulously all the components of the original LP and are their exact replicas in compact-disc size (5.3 x 5.3 inches). The music is encoded using state of the art, high definition remastering in 96 kHz / 24 BIT audio.

© 1999- Hans Werksman