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On September 21, 1998.

On September 21, 1998, “Raw Power” label released “Radiation”, the tenth Marillion studio album. It was recorded November 1997 – June 1998, and was produced by Stewart Every, Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas and Ian Mosley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Hogarth – vocals, additional piano, percussion
  • Steve Rothery – guitars
  • Mark Kelly – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Pete Trewavas – bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Ian Mosley – drums, percussion
  • Erik Nielsen – backing vocals
  • Jo Rothery – additional backing vocals
  • Viki Price – additional backing vocals
  • Stewart Every – engineer, mixing
  • Carl Glover – design, photography
  • Niels van Iperen – portrait photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Steve Hogarth, all music by Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas and Ian Mosley.

  1. Costa del Slough
  2. Under the Sun
  3. The Answering Machine
  4. Three Minute Boy
  5. Now She’ll Never Know
  6. These Chains
  7. Born to Run
  8. Cathedral Wall
  9. A Few Words for the Dead

On June 1, 1999.

On June 1, 1999, “Dreamworks” label released “Bad Love”, the ninth Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1999, at “Sunset Sound”, “Sound Factory”, “Capitol” in Hollywood, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano, arranger, conductor
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • Mitchell Froom – keyboards
  • Greg Cohen – bass
  • Pete Thomas – drums
  • Brandon Fields – saxophone
  • Martin Krystall – saxophone
  • Jack Nimitz – saxophone
  • Brian Scanlon – saxophone
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Stu Blumberg – trumpet
  • Oscar Brashear – trumpet
  • Bruce Fowler – trombone
  • George Thatcher – trombone
  • James Self – tuba
  • Carmen Carter, Donna Davidson, Linda Harmon, Scottie Haskell, Luana Jackman, Teresa James, Melissa Mackay, Kate Markowitz, Bobbi Page, Sally Stevens-Eskew, Carmen Twillie, Terry Wood, Herb Pedersen – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. My Country
  2. Shame
  3. I’m Dead (But I Don’t Know It)
  4. Every Time It Rains
  5. The Great Nations of Europe
  6. The One You Love
  7. The World Isn’t Fair
  8. Big Hat, No Cattle
  9. Better Off Dead
  10. I Miss You
  11. Going Home
  12. I Want Everyone to Like Me

On May 19, 1998.

On May 19, 1998, “River North” label released “Always Never the Same”, the thirteenth Kansas studio album. This album consists of new songs and covers of the band’s previous work, re-recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra. It was recorded September 1997 – February 1998, at “Southern Tracks”, “Electric Landlady” and “Tree Sound Studios” in Atlanta, Georgia, “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Phil Ehart, Rich Williams and Trammell Starks.

Personnel:

  • Steve Walsh – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Robby Steinhardt – lead and backing vocals, violin
  • Rich Williams – guitars
  • Billy Greer – vocals, bass
  • Phil Ehart – drums
  • The London Symphony Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Larry Baird
  • Russ Fowler, James Majors, Jim “Z” Zumpano – engineer
  • Peter Cobbin – orchestra recordings engineer
  • Jeff Glixman – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Brian Jobson, James Majors – digital editing
  • Trammell Starks – digital editing
  • Michael Allen – copyist
  • Pennie Moore, Conni Treantafeles – art direction, design
  • Marti Griffin – photography

Track listing:

  1. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. Dust in the Cover- Kerry Livgren
  3. Preamble (orchestral) – Larry Baird
  4. Song for America – Kerry Livgren
  5. In Your Eyes – Steve Walsh
  6. Miracles Out of Nowhere – Kerry Livgren
  7. Hol On – Kerry Livgren
  8. The Sky Is Falling – Steve Walsh
  9. Cheyenne Anthem – Kerry Livgren
  10. Prelude & Introduction (medley) – Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, Robby Steinhardt, Steve Walsh, Rich Williams, Larry Baird
  11. The Wall – Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
  12. Need to Know – Steve Walsh

On March 18, 1997.

On March 18, 1997, “Columbia” label released “Nine Lives”, the twelfth Aerosmith studio album. It was recorded September – November 1996, at “Avatar” in New York City, “The Boneyard” (Joe Perry’s home studio, and was produced by Kevin Shirley, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer.

Personnel:

  • Steven Tyler – lead vocals, keyboards, hand organ, piano, harmonica, hammer dulcimer, percussion, horn arrangements, engineer
  • Joe Perry – guitar, slide guitar, dulcimer, backing vocals, engineer
  • Brad Whitford – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Tom Hamilton – bass guitar, Chapman Stick
  • Joey Kramer – drums
  • John Webster – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ramesh Mishra – sarangi
  • Sander Selover – programming
  • David Campbell – string and horn arrangements, conductor
  • Suzie Katayama – strings, conductor
  • Elliot Scheiner, Kevin Shirley – engineer, mixing
  • Mark Hudson, Rory Romano – engineer
  • Leon Zervos – mastering
  • David Frangioni – production engineer
  • Christopher Austopchuk, Gail Marowitz – art direction, photography
  • Jeanne Greco – calligraphy
  • F. Scott Schafer – photography

Track listing:

  1. Nine Lives – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen
  2. Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees) – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Glen Ballard
  3. Hole in My Soul – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Desmond Child
  4. Taste of India – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Glen Ballard
  5. Full Circle – Steven Tyler, Taylor Rhodes
  6. Something’s Gotta Give – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen
  7. Ain’t That a Bitch – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Desmond Child
  8. The Farm – Steven Tyler, Mark Hudson, Steve Dudas
  9. Crash – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Mark Hudson, Dominic Miler
  10. Kiss Your Past Goodbye – Steven Tyler, Mark Hudson
  11. Pink – Steven Tyler, Richard Supa, Glen Ballard
  12. Attitude Adjustment – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Fredeiksen
  13. Fallen Angels – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Richard Supa

On March 17, 1998.

On March 17, 1998, “Shanachie Records” label released “Two Kinds of Laughter”, the seventh Sara Hickman album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Adrian Belew.

  • Sara Hickman – vocal, guitar
  • Adrian Belew – guitar
  • Ken Latchney – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Sara Hickman, except where noted.

  1. Two Kinds of Laughter
  2. Take Whatever I Can Get – Goldsen, Sara Hickman
  3. I Wear the Crown – Sara Hickman, Trevisick
  4. Coolness by Mistake – Brion, Sara Hickman
  5. Eight
  6. Secret Family
  7. Look at It This Way – Boyd, Sara Hickman
  8. Optimistic Fool – Sara Hickman, Jacobsen
  9. One in Our Happiness – Sara Hickman, Lester
  10. E Cosi Desio Me Mena – Sara Hickman, Lester
  11. Comets over Costa Rica – Sara Hickman, Trevisick
  12. Let Go – Tiven

On March 11, 1997.

On March 11, 1997, “Touch and Go” label released “Fake Can Be Just as Good”, the third Blonde Redhead studio album. It was recorded in October 1996, at “John & Stu’s” in Seattle, Washington, and was produced by John Goodmanson, Kazu Makino, Amadeo Pace and Simone Pace.

Personnel:

  • Kazu Makino – vocals, guitar
  • Amedeo Pace – vocals, guitar
  • Vern Rumsey – bass
  • Simone Pace – drums, keyboards
  • John Goodmanson – recording
  • John Siket – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace.

  1. Kazuality
  2. Symphony of Treble
  3. Water
  4. Ego Maniac Kid
  5. Bipolar
  6. Pier Paolo
  7. Oh James
  8. Futurism vs. Passéism

On March 10, 1998.

On March 10, 1998, “Capitol” label released “Contact from the Underworld of Redboy”, the fourth Robbie Robertson album. It was recorded 1997 – 1998, and was produced by Howie B., Robbie Robertson, Marius de Vries, Tim Gordine and Jim Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Robbie Robertson – vocals, guitar
  • Bill Dillon – guitar
  • Jeremy Shaw – keyboards, tuning
  • Jules Brooks – keyboards
  • Marius de Vries – keyboards, programming, mixing
  • Tim Gordine – keyboards, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Joel Shearer – bass
  • Rupert Brown – drums
  • Benito Concha – drums
  • Geoffrey Gordon – drums, percussion
  • Jim Wilson – drums, percussion
  • Geoffrey Gordon – frame drum
  • Maztl Galindo – flute
  • Bonnie Jo Hunt – vocals
  • Leah Hicks-Manning – vocals
  • Caroline MacKendrick – vocals
  • Anthony Begay – vocals
  • Joanne Shenandoah – vocals
  • James Bilagody – vocals
  • Jackie Bird, Star Nayea, Ivan Neville, Rita Coolidge, Cree Summer – vocals
  • Verdell Primeaux, Johnny Mike – vocals
  • Priscilla Coolidge, Laura Satterfield – vocals
  • Tudjaat (Madeleine Allakariallak and Phoebe Atagotaaluk) – throat singing
  • Chief Jake Thomas – spoken word
  • Leonard Peltier – spoken word
  • David Campbell – string arrangement
  • Jony Rockstar – programming, NC-303 treatment
  • Vinez Pvel – re-programming
  • Andrew Scheps – programming
  • Howie B – engineer, mixing
  • Tim Gordine – engineer, mixing
  • Andy Bradfield – mixing
  • Carmen Rizzo – mixing
  • DJ Premier – re-mix

Track listing:

  1. The Sound is Fading – lyrics traditional, music by Howie Bernstein, Robbie Robertson
  2. The Code of Handsome Lake – Robbie Robertson
  3. Making a Noise – Robbie Robertson
  4. Unbound – Robbie Robertson, Tim Gordine
  5. Sacrifice – Robbie Robertson, Marius de Vries, Leonard Peltier
  6. Rattlebone – Robbie Robertson, Marius de Vries
  7. Peyote Healing – lyrics by Primeaux, Mike, music by Robbie Robertson, Marius de Vries
  8. In the Blood – Robbie Robertson, Tim Gordine
  9. The Lights – Robbie Robertson, Howie Bernstein
  10. Take Your Partner by the Hand (Red Alert Mix) – Robbie Robertson, Howie Bernstein

On March 10, 1998.

On March 10, 1998, “Magna Carta Records” label released the self-titled, debut Liquid Tension Experiment album. It was recorded in September 1997, at “Millbrook Sound Studios” in Millbrook, New York, and was produced by John Petrucci, Tony Levin, Jordan Rudess and Mike Portnoy.

Personnel:

  • John Petrucci – guitar
  • Tony Levin – Chapman Stick, bass guitar, electric upright bass
  • Jordan Rudess – keyboard
  • Mike Portnoy – drums
  • Paul Orofino – engineer
  • Kosaku Nakamura – engineer assistant
  • Kevin Shirley – mixing
  • Rich Alvy – mixing assistant
  • Leon Zervos – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by John Petrucci, Tony Levin, Jordan Rudess and Mike Portnoy.

  1. Paradigm Shift
  2. Osmosis
  3. Kindred Spirits
  4. The Stretch
  5. Freedom of Speech
  6. Chris and Kevin’s Excellent Adventure
  7. State of Grace
  8. Universal Mind
  9. Three Minute Warning (part 1)
  10. Three Minute Warning (part 2)
  11. Three Minute Warning (part 3)
  12. Three Minute Warning (part 4)
  13. Three Minute Warning (part 5)

On February 25, 1997.

On February 25, 1997, “Kill Rock Stars” label released “Either/Or”, the third Elliot Smith studio album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Elliot Smith, Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked Either/Or at number 149 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and in 2020, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 216 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Elliott Smith – vocals, all instruments, mixing
  • Larry Crane – recording
  • Joanna Bolme – mixing, back cover photography
  • Rob Schnapf – mixing
  • Tom Rothrock – mixing
  • Don C. Tyler – mastering
  • Neil Gust – sleeve layout
  • Debbie Pastor – front cover photography

Track listing

All tracks by Elliott Smith.

  1. Speed Trials
  2. Alameda
  3. Ballad of Big Nothing
  4. Between the Bars
  5. Pictures of Me
  6. No Name No.5
  7. Rose Parade
  8. Punch and Judy
  9. Angeles
  10. Cupid’s Trick
  11. 2.45 AM
  12. Say Yes

On December 21, 1997.

On December 21, 1997, “Blue Note” label released “Another Shade of Blue”, the 120th Lee Konitz album. It was recorded in December 1997, at “Jazz Bakery” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lee Konitz and Charlie Haden.

Personnel:

  • Lee Konitz – alto sax, liner notes
  • Brad Mehldau – piano
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Kurt Lundvall – engineer
  • Kenneth Noland – painting
  • Aldo Sampieri – design

Track listing:

  1. Another Shade of Blue – Lee Konitz
  2. Everything Happens to Me – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis
  3. What’s New? – Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart
  4. Body and Soul – Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour
  5. All of Us – Charlie Haden, Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau