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On July 15, 1997.

On July 15, 1997, “Magna Carta” label released “Black Light Syndrome”, debut Bozzio Levin Stevens studio album. It was recorded in January 1997, at “Clear Lake Audio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Wyn Davis, Terry Bozzio, Tony Levin and Steve Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Steve Stevens – guitar, pedals
  • Tony Levin – Chapman stick, bass guitar
  • Terry Bozzio – drums, percussion
  • Wyn Davis – engineering, mixing
  • Todd Langner – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Terry Bozzio, Tony Levin and Steve Stevens.

  1. The Sun Road
  2. Dark Corners
  3. Duende
  4. Black Light Syndrome
  5. Falling in Circles
  6. Book of Hours
  7. Chaos/Control

On June 30, 1998.

On June 30, 1998, “Geffen” label released “Miles from Our Home”, the seventh Cowboy Junkies studio album. It was recorded January 1997 – January 1998, and was produced by John Leckie.

Personnel:

  • Margo Timmins – vocals
  • Michael Timmins – guitar
  • Alan Anton – bass
  • Peter Timmins – drums
  • Jeff Bird – harmonica
  • Vince Jones – organ, piano, harmonium
  • Lewis Melville – pedal steel guitar
  • Greg Clarke – ambient guitars
  • David Houghton – percussion
  • Craig Leon – string arrangements
  • Gavyn Wright – orchestra leader
  • John Leckie – engineer, mixing
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastered
  • Peter Moore – sequencing
  • Robert Cobban – additional engineering
  • John Biodich, Mike Dy, Darryl Smith, Guy Massey – engineer, assistant
  • Chris Brown – string session engineer
  • Open Circle Design – design
  • David Houghton – art direction
  • Russell Monk, Douglas Walker – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Timmins except where noted.

  1. New Dawn Coming
  2. Blue Guitar – Michael Timmins, Townes Van Zandt
  3. Miles from Our Home – Michael Timmins, Greg Clarke, Brodie Lodge
  4. Good Friday
  5. Darkling Days – Michael Timmins, Greg Clarke
  6. Hollow as a Bone
  7. Someone Out There – Michael Timmins, Greg Clarke
  8. The Summer of Discontent – Michael Timmins, Greg Clarke, Brodie Lodge
  9. No Birds Today
  10. Those Final Feet
  11. At the End of the Rainbow (hidden track, starts after 35 seconds of silence)

On June 30, 1998.

On June 30, 1998, “Mercury” label released “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road”, the fifth Lucinda Williams studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Room and Board Studio” in Nashville, Tennessee, “Rumbo Studio” in Canoga Park, California, and was produced by Roy Bittan, Steve Earle, Ray Kennedy and Lucinda Williams. “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road: won a “Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album”, and was voted “The Best album of 1998” in The Village Voice’s annual “Pazz & Jop” critics poll.

Personnel:

  • Lucinda Williams – vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro guitar
  • Gurf Morlix – electric guitar, 12 string electric guitar, electric slide guitar, acoustic slide guitar, harmony vocal
  • Buddy Miller – acoustic guitar, mando guitar, electric guitar, harmony vocal
  • Ray Kennedy – 12 string electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz – 12 string electric guitar, mandolin
  • Charlie Sexton – electric guitar, dobro guitar
  • Steve Earle – acoustic guitar, harmonica, resonator guitar, harmony vocal
  • Johnny Lee Schell – electric guitar, electric slide guitar, dobro guitar
  • Bo Ramsey – electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Richard “Hombre” Price – dobro guitar
  • Roy Bittan – Hammond B3 organ, accordion, organ
  • Micheal Smotherman – B-3 organ
  • John Ciambotti – bass guitar, upright bass
  • Donald Lindley – drums, percussion
  • Jim Lauderdale – harmony vocal
  • Emmylou Harris – harmony vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Lucinda Williams except where noted.

  1. Right in Time
  2. Car Wheels on a Grave Road
  3. 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
  4. Drunken Angel
  5. Concrete and Barbed Wine
  6. Lake Charles
  7. Can’t Let Go – Randy Weeks
  8. I Lost It
  9. Metal Firecrackers
  10. Greenville
  11. Still Looking for Your Kiss – Lucinda Williams, Duane Jarvis
  12. Joy
  13. Jackson

On June 17, 1997.

On June 17, 1997, “re:think Records” label released “The Legend of Chin”, the debut Switchfoot studio album. It was recorded in 1997 at “Signature Sound” in San Diego, California, and was produced by Jimmie Lee Sloas.

Personnel:

  • Jon Foreman – vocals, guitar
  • Tim Foreman – bass, backing vocals
  • Chad Butler – drums, percussion
  • Eric Darken – percussion
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas – guitar
  • Charlie Peacock – Rhodes, trumpet
  • Lucas Eddens – scratching, turntables
  • David Davidson – strings
  • Peter Hyrka – strings
  • Kristin Wilkinson – strings
  • Matt Slocum – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Foreman, except where noted.

  1. Bomb
  2. Chem 6A
  3. Underwater – Jon Foreman, Casey Gee
  4. Edge of My Seat
  5. Home
  6. Might Have Been Hur
  7. Concrete Girl
  8. Life and Love and Why
  9. You
  10. Ode to Chin
  11. Don’t Be There

On June 16, 2010.

On June 16, 2010, Garry Marshall Shider died aged 56. He was musician (guitar, vocal), member of Parliament and Funkadelic, and musical director of the P-Funk All-Stars. In 1997, Shider was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” together with the other Parliament and Funkadelic members.

On June 3, 1999.

On June 3, 1999, Phish self – released “The Siket Disc”, band’s eight studio album. It was released through the band’s website and mail-order service. It was recorded March – October 1997, at “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock, New York, and was produced by Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman.

Personnel:

  • Trey Anastasio – guitars
  • Page McConnell – keyboards
  • Mike Gordon – bass guitar
  • Jon Fishman – drums
  • John Siket – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon and Page McConnell.

  1. My Left Toe
  2. The Name Is Slick
  3. What’s the Use
  4. Fish Bass
  5. Quadrophonic Toppling
  6. The Happy Whip and Dung Song
  7. Insects
  8. Title Track
  9. Albert

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 May 5, 1998.

On April 5, 1998, “Arabesque” label released “Manhattan Nocturne”, the 20th  Charles McPherson album. It was recorded in April 1997, at “EastSide Sound” in New York City” and was produced by Charles McPherson and Daniel Criss.

Personnel:

  • Charles McPherson – alto saxophone
  • Mulgrew Miller – piano
  • Ray Drummond – double bass
  • Victor Lewis – drums
  • Bobby Sanabria – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles McPherson except where noted

  1. Evidence – Thelonious Monk
  2. You’re My Thrill – Jay Gorney, Sidney Clare
  3. Morning Dance
  4. Primal Urge
  5. Blue ‘n’ Boogie – Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli
  6. How Deep Is the Ocean? – Irving Berlin
  7. Manhattan Nocturne
  8. Fire Dance

On April 28, 1998.

On April 28, 1998, “Elektra” label released “A Series of Sneaks”, the second Spoon studio album, It was recorded in 1997, at “Dogland” in Cedar Creek, “Music Lane”, “The Hit Shack”, “Blue World” and “The Catacomb” in Austin, Texas, and was produced by John Croslin, Britt Daniel, Joshua Zarbo and Jim Eno.

Personnel:

  • Britt Daniel – vocals, guitar
  • Joshua Zarbo – bass
  • Jim Eno – drums
  • John Groslin – recording, engineer, mixing
  • Dave Collins – mastering
  • Giacomo Balla – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Britt Daniel except where noted.

  1. Utilitarian
  2. The Minor Tough
  3. The Guestlist/The Execution
  4. Reservations
  5. 30 Gallon Tank –Britt Daniel, Jim Eno
  6. Car Radio
  7. Metal Detektor
  8. June’s Foreign Spell
  9. Chloroform
  10. Metal School – Britt Daniel, Josh Zarbo
  11. Starting at the Board
  12. No You’re Not
  13. Quincy Punk Episode
  14. Advance Cassette

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