Album Review: Anthem Sylvia Tosun

Album Name: Anthem
Artist: Sylvia Tosun
Year/Label: 2002 / Independent

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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

Track Listing
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1. United States
2. Great Britain
3. Canada
4. Israel
5. France
6. Italy
7. Russia
8. Germany
9. Australia
10. Israel (trance remix)
11. Japan
12. Great Britain (trance remix)

[Sylvia Tosun Official Site]

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