Album Name: Anthem
Artist: Sylvia Tosun
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Sylvia Tosun’s follow-up to her mini-abum is a collection of national anthems. It may seem like an odd idea but it works well. It’s a highly atmospheric album.
Tosun’s sily voice is in fine form. Her version of “The Star Spangled Banner” is indeed anthemic and features a nice cameo from former October Project member Julie Flanders.
Israel’s “Hatikvah” is lovely with a swirling dance-influenced backing and evocative singing by Tosun.
France’s “La Marsellaise” is a little like Enya in spirit and far removed from other renditions of the this anthem that I’ve heard.
In all “Anthem” is an unexpected treat.
Posted on May 3, 2002
Listen to track samples
1. United States
2. Great Britain
10. Israel (trance remix)
12. Great Britain (trance remix)