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On September 24, 1996.

On September 24, 1996, “Bar / Non Records” label released “Blanket Warm”, the debut Lullaby for the Working Class studio album. It was recorded December 1994 – April 1996, at “Whoopass Recording Studio” at Lincoln, Nebraska.

Personnel:

  • Ted Stevens – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Mogis – guitar, banjo, mandolin, glockenspiel, recording, mixing
  • A.J. Mogis – bass, recording, mixing
  • Clint Schnase, Shane Aspegren – drums
  • Anil Seth – cello
  • Nathan Putens – clarinet
  • Andy Strain, Johnathon Hischke – trombone
  • Nate Walcott – trumpet
  • Chris Gordon – violin
  • Eric Medley – mastering
  • Thomas Irvin – artwork
  • Rob Walters – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ted Stevens.

  1. Good Morning
  2. Honey, Drop the Knife
  3. Turpentine
  4. Spreading the Evening Sky with Crows
  5. Boar’s Nest
  6. Eskimo Song Duel
  7. Three Peas in a Pod
  8. Rye
  9. Queen of the Long-Legged Insects
  10. The Drama of Your Life
  11. February North 24th St.
  12. The Wounded Spider
  13. Good Night

On September 3, 1996.

On September 3, 1996, “Capitol” label released “Venus Isle”, the third Eric Johnson studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Saucer One Studio” and “Arlyn Studios” in Austin, Texas, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Digital Services Recording”, “Rocket Ranch Studios” in Houston, “Reelsound Recording Company” in Buda, Texas, and was produced by Eric Johnson and Richard Mullen.

Personnel:

  • Eric Johnson – lead vocals, guitar, guitar synthesizer, synthesizer, piano, electric sitar, arrangements, engineer
  • Amit Chatterjee – vocals
  • Christopher Cross – vocals
  • Jimmie Vaughan – additional guitar
  • Steve Barber – synthesizer, Hammond B3, arrangements
  • Kyle Brock – bass, arrangements
  • Roscoe Beck – bass, engineering
  • Chris Maresh – bass
  • Tommy Taylor – drums, percussion, arrangements
  • Bill Maddox – drums, engineer
  • James Fenner – percussion
  • Chris Searles – percussion
  • Richard Kilmer – strings
  • Bruce Williams – strings
  • Jennifer Bourianoff – strings
  • Anthony Stogner – strings
  • Scott McIntosh – trumpet

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Venus Isle
  2. Battle We Have Won
  3. All About You
  4. S.R.V.
  5. Lonely in the Night – Vince Mariani
  6. Manhattan
  7. Camel’s Night Out – Kyle Brock, Mark Younger-Smith
  8. Song for Lynette
  9. When the Sun Meets the Sky – Johnson, Steve Barber
  10. Pavilion
  11. Venus Reprise

On September 2, 1996.

On September 2, 1996, “Virgin” label released “Universal”, the tenth Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark studio album. It was recorded 1995 -1996, at “The Townhouse” and “Metropolis” in London, and was produced by Andy McCluskey, Matthew Vaughan and David Nicholas.

Personnel:

  • Andy McCluskey – vocals, keyboards, production, mixing
  • Matthew Vaughan – keyboards, guitar, piano, bass
  • Phil Spalding – bass, backing vocals
  • Chuck Sabo – drums, percussion
  • Jimmy Taylor – guitar
  • Anne Dudley – string arrangements
  • Richard Allen Singers – vocals
  • Breda Dunne – backing vocals
  • Hannah Clive – backing vocals
  • Carol Kenyon – backing vocals
  • Maggie Keane – backing vocals
  • David Nicholas – engineer, mixing
  • Gregg Jackman – mixing
  • Julie Gardner – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Neil Tucker – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy McCluskey, except where noted.

  1. Universal
  2. Walking on the Milky Way – Andy McCluskey, Nigel Ipinson, Keith Small
  3. The Moon & the Sun – Andy McCluskey, Karl Bartos
  4. The Black Sea – Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw
  5. Very Close to Far Away – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  6. The Gospel of St. Jude
  7. That Was Then
  8. Too Late – Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw
  9. The Boy from the Chemist Is Here to See You
  10. If You’re Still in Love with Me – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw
  11. New Head – Andy McCluskey, Simon Fung

On August 28, 1996.

On August 28, 1996, “Infectious Records” label released “Still Life”, the debut Paradise Motel (The) album. It was recorded in 1996, in Melbourne, and was produced by Mérida Sussex, Matt Aulich, BJ Austin, Charles Bickford, Matt Bailey and Tim O’Shannassy.

Personnel:

  • Merida Sussex – vocals
  • Matt Aulich – guitars
  • BJ Austin – organ, pedal steel
  • Charles Bickford – guitar, organ, percussion
  • Matt Bailey – bass
  • Tim O’Shannassy – drums

Track listing:

  1. Bad Light
  2. California
  3. Circles
  4. Calling You
  5. Dead Skin
  6. Men Who Loved Her (Grew Sadder)
  7. Historical
  8. John
  9. F Heart
  10. Stones

On July 2, 1996.

On July 2, 1996, “Interscope” label released “It’s Martini Time”, the fourth Reverend Horton Heat (The) album. It was recorded 1995 – 1996, at “Crystal Clear Studios” in Dallas, Texas, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Thom Panunzio.

Personnel:

  • Jim “Reverend Horton” Heath – vocals, guitar
  • Jimbo Wallace – vocals, upright bass, fiddle
  • Scott Churilla – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Tim Alexander – piano, organ, accordion
  • Dan Phillips – steel guitar
  • Billy Pitman – guitar
  • Jim Lehnert – tenor sax, baritone sax
  • Gary Sweet – trumpet
  • Erik Swanson – trombone
  • Thom Panunzio – engineer, mixing
  • Keith Rust – assistant engineer, mixing
  • Terry Slemmons – assistant engineer
  • David Nottingham – assistant mixer
  • Chris Shaw – mixing
  • Robert Vosgien – mastering
  • Tony Ferguson – A&R
  • Unleashed – art direction
  • Richard Lee Smith, Jr. – additional illustration
  • Jennifer Broussard – photography
  • Marina Chavez – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Heath except where noted.

  1. Big Red Rocket of Love
  2. Slow
  3. It’s Martini Time
  4. Generation Why
  5. Slingshot – Jim Heath, Jimbo Wallace, Scott Churilla
  6. Time to Pray
  7. Crooked Cigarette
  8. Rock the Joint – Crafton, Keene, Bagby
  9. Cowboy Love
  10. Now, Right Now
  11. Spell On Me
  12. Or Is It Just Me
  13. Forbidden Jungle
  14. That’s Showbiz

On June 25, 1996.

On June 25, 1996, “Astor Place Label” released “Composer”, the 34th Cedar Walton album. It was recorded in January 1996, at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Don Sickler.

Personnel:

  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Roy Hargrove – trumpet
  • Ralph Moore – soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Vincent Herring – alto saxophone
  • Christian McBride – bass
  • Victor Lewis – drums
  • Jim Anderson – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Cedar Walton

  1. Martha’s Prize
  2. The Vision
  3. Happiness
  4. Minor Controversy
  5. Hindsight
  6. Underground Memoirs
  7. Theme for Jobim
  8. Groove Passage
  9. Ground Work

On June 10, 1996.

On June 10, 1996, “Warner Bros” label released “Peace at Last”, the third Blue Nile (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Paul Buchanan, Paul Joseph Moore and Robert Bell.

Personnel:

  • Paul Buchanan – vocals, guitar, synthesizer
  • Paul Joseph Moore – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Robert Bell – bass, synthesizer
  • Craig Armstrong – string orchestration
  • Calum Malcolm – keyboard
  • Eddie Tate & Friends – gospel choir
  • Nigel Thomas – drums
  • Calum Malcolm – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Buchanan, except where noted.

  1. Happiness
  2. Tomorrow Morning
  3. Sentimental Man
  4. Love Came Down
  5. Body and Soul
  6. Holy Love
  7. Family Life
  8. War Is Love
  9. God Bless You Kid – Robert Bell, Paul Buchanan
  10. Soon

On May 21, 1996.

On May 21, 1996, “Warner Music Canada” label released “Open Heart Symphony”, the eight Spirit of the West album. It was recorded in May 1995, at “Orpheum Theatre” and “Mushroom Studios” in Vancouver, Canada, and was produced by Cliff Jones, John Mann, Geoffrey Kelly, Hugh McMillan, Vince Ditrich, Tobin Frank, J. Knutson, Matthew Harder,

Personnel:

  • John Mann – vocals, guitar
  • Geoffrey Kelly – guitars, flutes and bodhran
  • Hugh McMillan – guitars, bass, banjo, trombone, mandolins, Chapman stick, piano, keyboards
  • J. Knutson – vocals
  • Tobin Frank – bass
  • Vince Ditrich – drums
  • George Blondheim – piano
  • The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • George Blondheim – orchestra arrangements
  • Clyde Mitchell – conductor
  • Brian Larson, Cam Wilson – violin, fiddle
  • Charles Inkman – cello
  • Reg Quiring – viola
  • Clyde Mitchell – French horn
  • Rob Nevaleinen – monitor engineer
  • Don Harder, Greg Reely – live recordings engineer
  • Brian Chanpong, Glen Reely, John Henderson – live recordings engineer assistant
  • Pete Wonsiak – recording assistant
  • Greg Reely – recording, mixing
  • Brian K. Lee – mastering
  • John Rummen – artwork, design
  • Petra Erstenuk – violin/heart drawing
  • Dwayne Brown – cover photography
  • David Cooper – live performances photography

Track listing:

All tracks John Mann and Geoffrey Kelly, except where noted.

  1. Williamson’s Garage
  2. Daisy’s Dead
  3. Frankfurt, I’m Sorry
  4. Christmas Eve – traditional
  5. Resurrection
  6. The Miller’s Daughter – Geoffrey Kelly
  7. Bare Branches
  8. Strange Bedfellows
  9. Kiss and Tell
  10. Milk, Tea and Oranges
  11. Let the Ass Bray

On May 21, 1996.

On May 21, 1996, “Interscope” label released “Bringing Down the Horse”, the second Wallflowers (The) studio album. It was recorded 1994 – 1996, at “Sunset Sound” and “House of Blues Sunset” in Hollywood, “Groove Masters” in Santa Monica, “O’Henry Sound Studios” in Burbank, “Brooklyn Studios” in Brooklyn, and was produced by T – Bone Burnett.

Personnel:

  • Jakob Dylan – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Michael Ward – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Rami Jaffee – Hammond B3 organ, keyboards, piano, backing vocals
  • Greg Richling – bass guitar
  • Jon Brion – lead guitar
  • Mike Campbell – slide guitar 
  • Leo LeBlanc – pedal steel guitar; dobro
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Stephen Bruton – background vocals
  • Gary Louris – background vocals
  • Michael Penn – background vocals
  • Sam Phillips – background vocals
  • Adam Duritz – background vocals
  • Tom Lord-Alge – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jakob Dylan.

  1. One Headlight
  2. 6th Avenue Heartache
  3. Bleeders
  4. Three Marlenas
  5. The Difference
  6. Invisible City
  7. Laughing Out Loud
  8. Josephine
  9. God Don’t Make Lonely Girls
  10. Angel on My Bike
  11. I Wish I Felt Nothing

On May 19, 1998.

On May 19, 1998, “Elektra” label released “Ophelia”, the second Natalie Merchant studio album. It was recorded July 1996 – May 1997, at “Talking Dwarf Studios” in Little Valley, New York, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals, piano
  • Ken Appollo – organ
  • Craig Ross – acoustic guitar 
  • Karin Peris – acoustic guitar 
  • Lokua Kanza – acoustic guitar
  • Craig Ross – electric guitar
  • Daniel Lanois – electric guitar
  • Don Peris – electric guitar
  • Donnie Ward – electric guitar
  • Todd Vos – electric guitar
  • Graham Maby – bass
  • Jay Brunga – acoustic bass
  • Peter Yanowitz – drums
  • Joakim Lartey – percussion
  • Chris Botti – trumpet
  • Tom Varner – French horn
  • Hector Falcon – violin 
  • Kristof Witek – violin
  • Conroy Kuo – viola 
  • Ralph Farris – viola
  • Garo Yellin – cello 
  • Michelle Kinney – cello
  • Karin Peris – vocals
  • N’Dea Davenport – vocals
  • Karl Berger – string arrangements, conductor
  • John Holbrook – engineer
  • Rupert Coulso – engineer
  • Todd Vos – engineer
  • Ricky Graham – engineer assistant
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Mike Scotella – mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Yungchen Lhamo – translation from Tibetan

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. Ophelia
  2. Life is Sweet
  3. Kind & Generous
  4. Frozen Charlotte
  5. My Skin
  6. Break Your Heart
  7. King of May
  8. Thick as Thieves
  9. Effigy
  10. The Living
  11. When They Ring the Golden Bells