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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 

On April 30, 1996.

On April 30, 1996, “Rykodisc” and “Creation” labels released the self-titled, third Bob Mould album. It was recorded September – November 1995, and was produced by Bob Mould.

Personnel:

  • Bob Mould – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, loops, artwork
  • Jim Wilson – engineer
  • Andy Katz – assistant engineer
  • Phil Magnotti – assistant engineer
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Barbara Longo – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Mould

  1. Anymore Time Between
  2. I Hate Alternative Rock
  3. Fort Knox, King Solomon
  4. Next Time That You Leave
  5. Egøverride
  6. Thumbtack
  7. Hair Stew
  8. Deep Karma Canyon
  9. Art Crisis
  10. Roll Over and Die

On April 23, 1996.

On April 23, 1996, “Matador” label released “Telephono”, the debut Spoon studio album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by John Croslin.

Personnel:

  • Britt Daniel – vocals, guitar
  • Andy Maguire – bass, backing vocals
  • Jim Eno – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Britt Daniel, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Buy the Realistic
  2. Not Turning Off
  3. All the Negatives Have Been Destroyed
  4. Cvantez
  5. Nefarious
  6. Claws Tracking – Britt Daniel, Andy Maguire
  7. Dismember
  8. Idiot Driver
  9. Towner
  10. Wanted to Be Your
  11. Theme to Wendel Stivers
  12. Primary
  13. The Government Darling
  14. Plastic Mylar

On April 20, 1998.

On April 20, 1998, “Warp” and “Skam Records” label released “Music Has the Right to Children” the debut Boards of Canada studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 1997, and was produced by Marcus Eoin and Michael Sandison.

Personnel:

  • Marcus Eoin – performer
  • Michael Sandison – performer

Track listing:

All tracks by Marcus Eoin and Michael Sandison.

  1. Wildlife Analysis
  2. An Eagle in Your Mind
  3. The Color of the Fire
  4. Telephasic Workshop
  5. Triangles & Rhombuses
  6. Sixtyten
  7. Turquoise Hexagon Sun
  8. Kaini Industries
  9. Bocuma
  10. Roygbiv
  11. Rue the Whirl
  12. Aquarius
  13. Olson
  14. Pete Standing Alone
  15. Smokes Quantity
  16. Open the Light
  17. One Very Important Thought

On April 18, 1996.

On April 18, 1996, Bernard Edwards died aged 43. He was musician (bass), singer, songwriter and record producer, co-founder of the band Chic. As musician and producer he worked with David Bowie, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, Madonna, The Power Station, Duran Duran, Norma Jean Wright, Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Sheila and B. Devotion, Nona Hendryx, Robert Palmer, Belouis Some, Air Supply, Rod Stewart, Adam Ant and James Freud. As leader Edwards released one album. In 2017, “Bass Player” magazine placed Edwards at number 53 on its list of the “Greatest Bassist of All Time”.