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On February 25, 1997.

On February 25, 1997, “Thirsty Ear” label released “Slush”, the debut OP8 album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Wavelab” in Tucson, Arizona, and was produced by Lisa Germano, Howe Gelb, Joey Burns and John Corventino.

Personnel:

  • Lisa Germano – vocals, guitar, piano, accordion
  • Howe Gelb – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Joey Burns – bass, cello, guitar, mandolin, vocals, accordion
  • John Corventino –  drums, vibes, marimba, guitar, accordion

Track listing:

  1. Sand – Lee Hazlewood
  2. Lost In Space – Joey Burns
  3. If I Think Of Love – Lisa Germano
  4. Leather – Howe Gelb
  5. It’s A Rainbow – Lisa Germano
  6. OP8 – Howe Gelb, John Convertino, Joey Burns
  7. Cracklin’ Water – Howe Gelb
  8. Never See It Coming – Joey Burns, Howe Gelb
  9. Tom, Dick & Harry – Lisa Germano
  10. The Devil Loves L.A. – Howe Gelb
  11. Round And Round – Neil Young

On February 24, 1998.

On February 24, 1998, “Capricorn Records” label released “Dose”, the second Gov’t Mule studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Michael Barbiero.

Personnel:

  • Warren Haynes – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Allen Woody – bass, mandolin
  • Matt Abts – drums, percussion
  • Michael Barbiero – tambourine 

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Haynes except where noted.

  1. Blind Man in the Dark
  2. Thorazine Shuffle – Warren Haynes, Matt Abts
  3. Thelonious Beck
  4. Game Face
  5. Towering Fool – Warren Haynes, Matt Abts
  6. Birth of the Mule – Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, Matt Abts
  7. John the Revelator
  8. She Said Said She Said – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. Larger Than Life
  10. Raven Black Night
  11. I Shall Return

On February 24, 1998.

On February 24, 1998, “Melankolic Records” label released “The Space Between Us”, the debut Craig Armstrong album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Olympic, Mayfair” and “Air Studios” in London, “Christchurch Studios” in Bristol and “Ca Va Studios” in Glasgow, and was produced by Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries.

Personnel:

  • Craig Armstrong – piano, keyboards, orchestra arrangements, conductor, programming
  • Marius de Vries – programming
  • Richard T. Norris – programming
  • Alan Douglas, Andy Bradfield, Ben Fenner, Neil Davidge, Richard T. Norris – engineer
  • Andy Bradfield, Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • David James Associates – art direction, design
  • Malcolm Webb – photography
  • Steve Wiley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Craig Armstrong.

  1. Weather Storm
  2. This Love
  3. Sly II
  4. After the Storm
  5. Laura’s Theme
  6. My Father
  7. Balcony Scene (Romeo and Juliet)
  8. Rise
  9. Glasgow
  10. Let’s Go Out Tonight
  11. Childhood
  12. Hymn

On february 23, 1998.

On February 22, 1998, “Mercury” label released “Undiscovered Soul”, the second Richie Sambora studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1998, at “Ocean Way Recording”, “Record One”, “Record Plant”, and “Voodoo Lounge”, and was produced by Don Was.

Personnel:

  • Richie Sambora – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, handclaps, arranger
  • Don Was – bass, wurlitzer, handclaps
  • Pino Palladino – fretless bass
  • Mark Goldenberg – guitar, handclaps
  • Wayne Hood – guitar, strings arrangement
  • David Paich – electric piano, synthesizer
  • Greg Phillinganes – piano, background vocals
  • Chuck Leavell – piano, electric piano
  • Steven Tyler – harmonica
  • Rami Jaffee – Hammond b3 organ, accordion, handclaps
  • Billy Preston – Hammond b3 organ, background vocals
  • Robbie Buchanan – synthesizer
  • Jamie Muhoberac – synthesizer programming
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson – background vocals, bass, handclaps
  • Kenny Aronoff – drums, percussion, handclaps
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Myrna Smith, Portia Griffin, Isabella Lento, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Harry Bowens, Hook – background vocals
  • Ed Cherney, Rail Jon Rogut, Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Chris McCann, Dan Chavkin, Greg Allen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Richie Sambora and Richard Supa, except where noted.

  1. Made in America
  2. Hard Times Come Easy
  3. Fallen From Graceland – Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Richard Supa
  4. All That Really Matters
  5. You’re Not Alone – Richie Sambora, Thomas Marolda
  6. In It For Love
  7. Chained – Richie Sambora, Thomas Marolda, Ernie White
  8. Harlem Rain
  9. Who I Am – Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Richard Supa
  10. Downside of Love – Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Richard Supa

On January 28, 1997.

On January 28, 1997, “Warner Bros” label released “Perfect from Now On”, the third Built to Spill album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Phil Ek.

Personnel:       

  • Doug Martsch – vocals, guitar, Moog
  • Brett Nelson – bass, Moog
  • Scott Plouf – drums, percussion, piano, Moog
  • Brett Netson – guitar
  • John McMahon – cello 
  • Robert Roth – mellotron
  • Peter Lansdowne – drums
  • Karena Youtz – “title and some words”; backing vocals
  • Phil Ek – recording, engineer
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Kip Beelman, Sam Hofstedt – engineer assistant
  • Chris Takino – mixing assistant
  • Tae Won Yu – design, art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Doug Martsch.

  1. Randy Described Eternity
  2. I Would Hurt a Fly
  3. Stop the Show
  4. Made-Up Dreams
  5. Velvet Waltz
  6. Out of Site
  7. Kicked It in the Sun
  8. Untrustable / Part 2 (About Someone Else)

On January 27, 1997.

On January 27, 1997, “Sony Soho Square” label released “Glow”, the second Reef studio album. It was recorded April – September 1996, and was George Drakoulias, Gary Stringer, Kenwyn House, Jack Bessant and Dominic Greensmith.

Personnel:

  • Gary Stringer – vocals
  • Kenwyn House – guitar
  • Jack Bessant – bass
  • Dominic Greensmith – drums
  • Benmont Tench – keyboards
  • Chris Trujillo – percussion
  • Jim Scott – recording
  • Richard Digby Smith – recording, mixing
  • Sylvia Massy – mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Gary Stringer; all music by Gary Stringer, Kenwyn House, Jack Bessant and Dominic Greensmith.

  1. Place Your Hands
  2. I Would Have Left You
  3. Summer’s in Bloom
  4. Lately Stomping
  5. Consideration
  6. Don’t You Like It?
  7. Come Back Brighter
  8. Higher Vibration
  9. I’m Not Scared
  10. Robot Riff
  11. Yer Old
  12. Lullaby

On January 16, 2021.

On January 16, 2021, Harvey Phillip Spector died aged 81. He was musician (guitar, piano), vocalist, songwriter and music producer. He developed music production “Wall of Sound”, he described as “Wagnerian approach to rock and roll”. Spector started the music career as member of the band Teddy Bears, at age of 21 he co-founded “Philles Records” and became the youngest ever US label owner to that point. In the 60’s he wrote songs or produced music for The Ronettes, The Crystals, Ike & Tina Turner, produced Beatles album “Let It Be”, and few solo John Lennon and George Harrison recordings. He also worked with Leonard Cohen, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, The Wrecking Crew, The Righteous Brothers, and The Ramones. In 1973 Spector won “Grammy Award for Album of the Year” for co-producing Harrison’s “Concert for Bangladesh”, in 1989 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 1997 he was inducted into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number 63 on their list of “The Greatest Artists in History”.In 2009, he was convicted for the 2003 murder of the actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison, where he died.

On January 14, 1997.

On January 14, 1997, “High Tone” label released “Small Revelations”, the seventh Chris Smither album. It was recorded in September 1996, and was produced by Stephen Bruton.

Personnel:

  • Chris Smither – vocals, guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Smither except where noted.

  1. Thanks to You – Jesse Winchester
  2. Slow Surprise
  3. Hold On
  4. Caveman
  5. Help Me Now
  6. Small Revelations
  7. Winsome Smile
  8. Dust My Broom
  9. Sportin’ Life – R. Johnson
  10. Hook, Line and Sinker

On December 16, 1997.

On December 16, 1997, Nicolette Larson died aged 45. She was songwriter and singer, recorded and performed with The Doobie Brothers, Marcia Ball, Rodney Crowell, Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson, Commander Cody, Steve Wariner, Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, but was best known for his work with Neil Young. As a leader she released 13 albums.