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Anthem (Ralph Towner album)



Anthem is a solo album by American guitarist Ralph Towner recorded in 2000 and released on the ECM label.

Reception

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars, stating, "Anthem is Towner's finest album in a decade and one of the finest in his distinguished career".

Track listing

:All compositions by Ralph Towner except as indicated # "Solitary Woman" - 6:57 # "Anthem" - 4:54 # "Haunted" - 3:08 # "The Lutemaker" - 4:21 # "Simone" - 6:03 # "Gloria's Step" (Scott LaFaro) - 2:51 # "Four Comets Part 1" - 1:06 # "Four Comets Part 2" - 1:12 # "Four Comets Part 3" - 1:02 # "Four Comets Part 4" - 0:52 # "Raffish" - 4:14 # "Very Late" - 4:02 # "The Prowler" - 5:01 # "Three Comments Part 1" - 1:32 # "Three Comments Part 2" - 0:31 # "Three Comments Part 3" - 0:54 # "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" (Charles Mingus) - 1:54
  • Recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway in February 2000.

    Personnel

  • Ralph Townerclassical guitar, 12 string guitar