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On February 5, 1997.

On February 5, 1997, “Cleopatra” label released “Manifest Destiny”, the eight, and final Brand X alb. It was recorded February 1996, and was produced by Shawn Ahearn and Sami Kaneda.

Personnel:

  • John Goodsall– guitar, rhythm guitar, MIDI guitar, narrator, orchestra, organ, sampling, sitar, synthesizer, tubular bells, wah wah guitar
  • Percy Jones– fretless bass, keyboards, sequencing, sound effects, special effects, wah wah bass
  • Pierre Moerlen– drums
  • Franz Pusch – vocals, bass, fender rhodes, keyboards, percussion, programming, sampling, sequencing, sound effects, synthesizer
  • Marc Wagnon – bass, MIDI vibes, synthesizer, vibraphone
  • Frank Katz – drums, sampling, vocals
  • Danny Wilding – flute
  • Ronnie Ciago –”Virus”, rainstick,  shaker,  tamtam, udu
  • David Hentschel– engineer
  • Keith Lewis – technical assistance
  • Mark Tessler – photography

Track listing:

  1. True to the Clik – John Goodsall, Franz Pusch
  2. Stellerator – Percy Jones
  3. Virus – John Goodsall, Franz Pusch
  4. XXL – John Goodsall
  5. The Worst Man – Percy Jones
  6. Manifest Destiny – John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Frank Katz, Marc Wagnon
  7. Five Drops – Marc Wagnon
  8. Drum Ddu – Percy Jones
  9. Operation Hearts and Minds – John Goodsall
  10. Bubble Goes to Hollywood – Percy Jones, Frank Katz
  11. Disco Suicide (live) – Robin Lumley
  12. Bass and Drum Solo Improvisation (live)

 

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On February 1, 1999.

On February 1, 1999, “Output” label released “Dialogue”, the debut Kieran Hebden, under his alias Four Tet, studio album. It was recorded October 1997 – September 1998, and was produced by Kieran Hebden.

Personnel:

  • Kieran Hebden – Electronic, keyboards, drums, guitar
  • Jason Evans – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kieran Hebden.

  1. The Space of Two Weeks
  2. Chiron
  3. Alambradas
  4. 3 Degrees from the Pole
  5. Misnomer
  6. Liquefaction
  7. She Scanned
  8. Calamine
  9. The Butterfly Effect

On November 27, 1998.

On November 27, 1998, “IHT Records” label released “White Ladder”, the fourth David Gray studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by David Gray, Lestyn Polson and Craig McClune. The album was certified 23 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, 10 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • David Gray – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Craig McClune – vocals, drums, keyboards, bass
  • Tim Bradshaw – keyboards
  • Simon Edwards – bass
  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire– violin
  • Terry Edwards – string arrangements
  • Lestyn Polson – engineer, programmer
  • Marius de Vries– additional production, programming
  • Steve Sidelnyk – additional programming
  • Dave Turner – mastering
  • Donal Dineen, Phil Knott – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Gray, except where noted.

  1. Please Forgive Me
  2. Babylon
  3. My Oh My – David Grey, Craig McClune
  4. We’re Not Right – David Gray, Craig McClune, Lestyn Poison
  5. Nightblindness
  6. Silver Lining
  7. White Ladder – David Gray, Craig McClune, Lestyn Poison
  8. This Year’s Love
  9. Sail Away
  10. Say Hello Wave Goodbye – Marc Almond, David Bail

 

On November 23, 2008.

On November 23, 2008, “Geffen” label released “Chinese Democracy”, the sixth Guns N’ Roses studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 2007, and was produced by Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Axl Rose– lead vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, guitar, samples, arrangements, digital editing, Logic Pro engineering, mixing, art direction
  • Robin Finck– keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, arrangements, editing
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal– guitar
  • Buckethead– electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Paul Tobias– guitar, piano, arrangements
  • Richard Fortus– guitar
  • Tommy Stinson– bass guitar, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Bryan “Brain” Mantia– drums, arrangements, initial production, engineering, drum machine, drum programming, Logic Pro engineering
  • Frank Ferrer– drums
  • Dizzy Reed– keyboards, backing vocals, synthesizers, piano, arrangements, Logic Pro engineering
  • Chris Pitman– keyboards, sub-bass, synthesizers, bass and drum programming, backing vocals, twelve-string guitar, drum machine, string machine, Mellotron, arrangements, digital editing, engineering, Logic Pro engineering
  • Josh Freese– arrangements
  • Marco Beltrami, Paul Buckmaster– orchestra and arrangements
  • Suzy Katayama – arrangements, French horn
  • Sebastian Bach– backing vocals
  • Patti Hood – harp
  • Ryan Corey – art direction, design
  • Somyot Hananuntasuk – illustrations
  • Sasha Volkova – illustration
  • Terry Hardin – cover photography
  • George Chin – photography
  • Shi Lifeng – artwork
  • Lie Yuan, He An, Jiang Congi, Kevin Zuckerman, Lian Xue Ming, Anton S. Kandinksy, Marat Bekeev, Xiao Ping, Lou Jie, Sandra Yagi, Socar Myles, Rankin, Johnie Hurtig, Gloria Gaddis – Illustrations alternate booklets:
  • Caram Costanzo – engineering, digital editing, arrangements, sub drums, mixing
  • Roy Thomas Baker– additional production, preproduction
  • Jeff “Critter” Newell, Dan Monti, Jeremy Blair – engineering
  • Eric Caudieux– digital editing, drum machine, drum programming, arrangements, sub drums, additional production, Pro Tools engineering
  • Sean Beavan– recording and digital editing, arrangements, initial production, additional production
  • Youth– initial arrangement suggestions, additional demo pre-production
  • Pete Scaturro – arrangements, initial production, keyboards, digital editing, engineering
  • Billy Howerdel– recording, editing , Logic Pro engineering
  • Stuart White – Logic Pro engineering
  • John O’Mahony – Pro Tools mixing
  • Okhee Kim, Andy Gwynn, Brian Monteath, Dave Dominguez, Jose Borges, Joe Peluso, Christian Baker, James Musshorn, Jan Petrov, JeffRobinette, Bob Koszela, Paul Payne, Mark Gray, Xavier Albira, Dror Mohar, Eric Tabala, Shawn Berman, Donald Clark, Shinnosuke Miyazawa, Vanessa Parr, John Beene, Al Perrotta – engineering assistance
  • Greg Morgenstein, Paul DeCarli, Billy Bowers, Justin Walden, Rail Jon Rogut, Isaac Abolin – additional Pro Tools
  • Andy Wallace– mixing
  • Mike Scielzi, Paul Suarez – mixing assistance
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics Axl Rose, except where noted.

  1. Chinese Democracy – Axl Rose, Joshua Freese, Paul Tobias, Thomas Stinson, Darren Reed, Robert Finck, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux
  2. Shackler’s Revenge – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Brian Carroll, Bryan Manta, Caram Costanzo, Peter Scaturro
  3. Better – Axl Rose, Robert Finck
  4. Street of Dreams – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Darren Reed,Thomas Stinson, Paul Tobias
  5. If the World – Axl Rose, Chris Pitman
  6. There Was a Tiime – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias, Darren Reed, Thomas Stinson
  7. Catcher in the Rye – Axl Rose, Thomas Stinson, Darren Reed, Robert Finck, Paul Tobias
  8. Scraped – Axl Rose, Carroli Costanzo
  9. Riad N’ the Bedouins – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Thomas Stinson, Paul Tobias
  10. Sorry – Axl Rose, Carroli Costanzo
  11. R.S. – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias, Darren Reed
  12. Madagascar – contains samples of speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr, Axl Rose, Chris Pitman
  13. This I Love – Axl Rose
  14. Prostitute – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Paul Tobias

 

On November 18, 1997.

On November 18, 1997, “Vertigo” and “Elektra” labels released “Reload”, the seventh Metallica studio album. It was recorded May – October 1997, at “The Plant Studios” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by James Hetfield, Bob Rock and Lars Ulrich. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”, and 3 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • James Hetfield– vocals, guitar
  • Kirk Hammett– guitar
  • Jason Newsted– bass
  • Lars Ulrich– drums, percussion
  • Marianne Faithfull– additional vocals
  • Bernardo Bigalli – violin
  • David Miles – hurdy-gurdy
  • Jim McGillveray – percussion
  • Brian Dobbs – engineering
  • Randy Staub – engineering, mixing
  • Darren Grahn – assistant engineering, digital editing
  • Kent Matcke, Gary Winger, Bernardo Bigalli – assistant engineering
  • Mike Fraser– mixing
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Paul DeCarli, Mike Gillies – digital editing
  • Andie Airfix – design
  • Andres Serrano– cover design
  • Anton Corbijn– photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by James Hetfield.

  1. Fuel – music by Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  2. The Memory Remains – music by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  3. Devil’s Dance – music by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  4. The Unforgiven II – music by Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  5. Better Than You – music by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  6. Slither – music by Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  7. Carpe Diem Baby – music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett
  8. Bad Seed – music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett
  9. Where the Wild Things Are – music by Lars Ulrich, Jason Newsted, James Hetfield
  10. Prince Charming – music by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  11. Low Man’s Lyric – music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
  12. Attitude – music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
  13. Fixxxer – music by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

On November 4, 1997.

On November 4, 1997, “S3” and “Rykodisc” labels released “Tracks and Traces”, the only Harmonia ’76 album. It was recorded September 1976 at “Harmonia Studio” in Forst, and was produced by Brian Eno, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Michael Rother and Dieter Moebius.

Personnel:

  • Michael Rother– e-guitar, keyboards, drum machine
  • Dieter Moebius– synthesizer, mini harp
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius– keyboards
  • Brian Eno– synthesizer, e-bass, voice, lyrics

Track listing:

Music by Brian Eno, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Michael Rother and Dieter Moebius, except where noted.

  1. Vamos Companeros
  2. By the Riverside
  3. Luneburg Heath – lyrics by Brian Eno
  4. Sometimes in Autumn
  5. Weird Dream
  6. Almost
  7. Les Demoiselles
  8. When Shade Was Born
  9. Trace

On August 9, 1997.

On August 9, 1997, “Sire”, “Warner Bros” and “4AD” labels released “Lovesongs”, the debut Tanya Donelly solo album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Tanya Donelly, Wally Gagel and Gary Smith.

Personnel:

  • Tanya Donelly– vocals, guitar, keyboards, arranger
  • Dean Fisher – acoustic guitar, bass guitar, percussion, accordion, keyboards
  • Wally Gagel – bass, percussion, keyboards, drum machine, arranger
  • Rich Gilbert – guitar, accordion, bass, keyboards, saw
  • Stacy Jones, David Lovering, David Narcizo– drums
  • Hilken Mancini, Chris Toppin – background vocals
  • Jonathan Williams – electric guitar
  • Jesse Henderson, Suzanne Kapa, Kelly Wohlford – assistant engineers
  • Wally Gagel, Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade – mixing
  • Dave Kirkpatrick – mixing assistant
  • Brian Lee – mastering
  • Carl Plaster – drum technician
  • Chris Bigg – design
  • Andrew Catlin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tanya Donelly except where noted.

  1. Pretty Deep
  2. The Bright Light
  3. Landspeed Song
  4. Mysteries of the Unexplained
  5. Lantern
  6. Acrobat – Tanya Donelly, Dean Fisher
  7. Breathe Around You
  8. Bum
  9. Clipped
  10. Goat Girl
  11. Manna
  12. Swoon