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On April 21, 1998.

On April 21, 1998, “Enja” label released “Light Breeze”, the 18th Franco Ambrosetti album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Matthias Winckelmann.

Personnel:

  • Franco Ambrosetti– flugelhorn
  • John Abercrombie– guitar
  • Antonio Faraò– piano
  • Miroslav Vitous– bass
  • Billy Drummond– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Franco Ambrosetti except where noted

  1. Versace – Daniel Humair
  2. Silli’s Nest (Interlude 1)
  3. Deborah – Gian Luca Ambrosetti
  4. Culture and Sensitivity (Interlude 2) – John Abercrombie
  5. Contempo Latinsky
  6. Elegia (Interlude 3) – Antonio Faraò
  7. My Foolish Heart – Victor Young, Ned Washington
  8. Virtuosismo (Interlude 4) – Miroslav Vitous
  9. One for the Kids – George Gruntz
  10. Percussion Dreams (Interlude 5) – Billy Drummond
  11. Giant Steps – John Coltrane
  12. Silli in the Sky
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On April 21, 1997.

On April 21, 1997, “Delicious Vinyl” label released “Shelter”, the fourth Brand New Heavies studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 1997, and was produced by Simon Bartholomew, Siedah Garrett, Jan Kincaid and Andrew Levy.

Personnel:

  • Simon Bartholomew – guitars
  • Siedah Garrett– vocals
  • Jan Kincaid – vocals, keyboards, drums
  • Andrew Levy – bass, percussion
  • Bob Power, Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Bartholomew, Siedah Garrett, Jan Kincaid and Andrew Levy, except where noted.

  1. I Like It
  2. Sometimes
  3. Shelter
  4. You Are the Universe
  5. Crying Water
  6. Day by Day
  7. Feels Like Right
  8. Highest High
  9. Stay Gone
  10. You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King
  11. Once Twice Enough
  12. After Forever
  13. Last to Know

On April 11, 2000.

On April 11, 2000, “Warner Music Group” and “Atlantic” labels released “Beethoven’s Last Night”, rock opera by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. It was recorded 1997 – 1999, and was produced by Paul O’Neill and Robert Kinkel. The opera tells the fictional story of Ludwig van Beethoven on the last night of his life.

Personnel:

  • Jody Ashworth – vocals (Beethoven)
  • Patti Russo– vocals (Theresa)
  • Jon Oliva– vocals (Mephistopheles)
  • Guy Lemmonnier – vocals (Young Beethoven)
  • Jamie Torcellini – vocals (Twist)
  • Sylvia Tosun – vocals (Fate)
  • Zak Stevens– vocals (The Muses)
  • Dave Diamond – vocals (The Muses)
  • Doug Thoms – vocals (The Muses)
  • Paul O’Neill– guitar
  • Al Pitrelli– guitar
  • Chris Caffery– guitar
  • Johnny Lee Middleton– bass
  • Jon Oliva– keyboards
  • Bob Kinkel– keyboards
  • Jeff Plate– drums
  • Mark Wood- strings master

Track listing:

  1. Overture (instrumental)
  2. Midnight
  3. Fate
  4. What Good This Deafness
  5. Mephistopheles
  6. What is Eternal
  7. The Moment
  8. Vienna
  9. Mozart/Figaro (instrumental)
  10. The Dreams of Candelight
  11. Requiem (The Fifth)
  12. I’ll Keep Your Secrets
  13. The Dark
  14. Für Elise (instrumental)
  15. After the Fall
  16. A Last Illusion
  17. This is Who You Are
  18. Beethoven (instrumental)
  19. Mephistopheles’ Return
  20. Misery
  21. Who is That Child
  22. A Final Dream

On April 8, 1997.

On April 8, 1997, “GRP” label released “Urban Knights II”, the second Urban Knights album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Maurice White and Carl Griffin.

Personnel:

  • Gerald Albright – soprano sax
  • Jonathan Butler – vocals, guitar
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Tony Carpenter – percussion
  • Maurice White – background vocals
  • Theresa Davis – background vocals
  • Karen Boyd – background vocals
  • Carl Carwell – background vocals
  • Valerie Mayo – background vocals
  • Sonny Emory – drums
  • Frayne Lewis – keyboards
  • Ramsey Lewis – piano, electric piano
  • Mike Logan – keyboards
  • Bill Meyers – synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, string arrangements, background vocals
  • Najee: Flute – saxophones
  • Morris Pleasure – bass
  • Chuck Webb – bass
  • Verdine White – bass
  • Jimi Randolph – synthesizer
  • Kevin Randolph – keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Sheldon Reynolds – rhythm guitar, background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Scirroco – Bill Meyers, Maurice White
  2. Get Up – Ramsey Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Jimi Randolph
  3. Come Dance with Me – Karen Boyd, Ramsey Lewis, Kevin Randolph
  4. South African Jam – Jonathan Butler
  5. Brazilian Rain – Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure
  6. Interlude #1 – Ramsey Lewis
  7. Summer Nights – Bill Meyers, Jimi Randolph, Maurice White
  8. Tell Me Why – Jonathan Butler, Bill Meyers, Williams
  9. Urban Paradise – Ramsey Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Kevin Randolph
  10. Drama – Cornwell, Guillaume, Hawkins, Jones
  11. Step by Step – Ramsey Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Jimi Randolph
  12. The Promise – Bill Meyers, Vannelli, Maurice White
  13. Interlude #2 – Ramsey Lewis
  14. Dawn – Kevin Randolph

On March 25, 1997.

On March 25, 1997, “Miramar” label released “Abraxas Pool”, album ex-Santana members Mike Shrieve, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, José “Chepito” Areas, Alphonso Johnson, and Mike Carabello. It was recorded in 1996, at “Gush Studios” in Oakland, California, and was produced by Mike Shrieve, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, José “Chepito” Areas, Alphonso Johnson, and Mike Carabello.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Rolie- vocals and keyboards
  • Neal Schon- guitars
  • Alphonso Johnson- bass
  • Michael Shrieve- drums
  • Michael Carabello – congas
  • José Areas– timbales
  • Carlos E. Franco, Necia Dallas, Davona Bundy – vocals
  • Wole Alade, Ronald Marshall – drums
  • Scott Boorey, Michael Rosen – engineers
  • Robert Alan Craft – assistant engineer
  • Tom Size – mixing
  • Robb Davidson – editing
  • Mark Guenther – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Boom Ba Ya Ya – Michael Shrieve, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Carabello
  2. A Million Miles Away – Michael Shrieve, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon
  3. Baila Mi Cha-Cha – José Areas
  4. Waiting for You – Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve
  5. Going Home – Gregg Rolie
  6. Szabo – Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve
  7. Guajirona – José Areas
  8. Cruzin’ – Gregg Rolie
  9. Don’t Give Up – Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve
  10. Ya Llego – José Areas, Michael Carabello, Adrian Areas
  11. Jingo – Michael Olatunji

 

On March 25, 1997.

On March 25, 1997, “Dreamworks” label released “Come in and Burn”, the fifth Rollins Band studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 1997, and was produced by Steve Thompson.

Personnel:

  • Henry Rollins– vocals
  • Sim Cain– drums
  • Melvin Gibbs– bass
  • Chris Haskett– guitar
  • Clif Norrell– engineer, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Henry Rollins, Sim Cain, Melvin Gibbs  and Chris Haskett.

  1. Shame
  2. Starve
  3. All I Want
  4. The End of Something
  5. On My Way to the Cage
  6. Thursday Afternoon
  7. During a City
  8. Neon
  9. Spilling Over the Side
  10. Inhale Exhale
  11. Saying Goodbye Again
  12. Rejection

On March 17, 1998.

On March 17, 1998, “Warner Bros” label released “Van Halen III”, the eleventh Van Halen studio album. It was recorded March – December 1997, at “5150 Studios”,  Studio City, CA, and was produced by Mike Post and Eddie Van Halen.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Van Halen– lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, engineer
  • Michael Anthony – bass, backing vocals
  • Gary Cherone– lead vocals
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, percussion
  • Mike Post– piano
  • Florian Ammon – programming
  • Ian Dye – programming
  • Ed Rogers – programming
  • Paul Wight – programming
  • The Edward – mixing, mastering
  • Erwin Musper – engineer
  • Robbes – mixing, mastering
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
  • Stine Schyberg – art direction
  • Scott Schafer – coloring
  • Dan Chavkin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Gary Cherone and Alex Van Halen.

  1. Neworld
  2. Without You
  3. One I Want
  4. From Afar
  5. Dirty Water Dog
  6. Once
  7. Fire in the Hole
  8. Josephina
  9. Year to the Day
  10. Primary
  11. Ballot of the Bullet
  12. How Many Say I