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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 May 4, 1999.

On May 4, 1999, “InsideOut Music” label released “Darktown”, the 14th Steve Hackett studio album. It was recorded 1998 – 1999, and was produced by Steve Hackett and Roger King.

Personnel:

  • Steve Hackett – vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, strings, violin, choir, chorus, 12 string guitar, woodwind, rainstick, sequencing, orchestration, 12-string bass guitar, nylon string guitar, voiceover
  • Bob Fenner – guitar, recorder
  • Aron Friedman – piano, keyboards
  • Julian Colbeck – keyboards
  • Doug Sinclair – bass, fretless bass
  • John Wetton – bass samples
  • Roger King – bass, drums, flageolet, keyboards, woodwind, wood
  • Hugo Degenhardt – drums
  • Ben Fenner – mellotron
  • Jim Diamond – vocals
  • Ian McDonald – saxophone
  • Billy Budis – cello
  • John Hackett – flute, pan pipes
  • Jerry Peal – strings, bells, woodwind
  • Jamie McKena – choir coordinator
  • Richard Buckland – engineer, ambience
  • Billy Budis – engineer, mixing
  • Lippa Pearce – design
  • Paul Cox – photography
  • Harry Pearce – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hackett, except where noted.

  1. Omega Metallicus
  2. Darktown
  3. Man Overboard
  4. The Golden Age of Steam
  5. Days of Long Ago – Steve Hackett, Jim Diamond
  6. Dreaming with Open Eyes
  7. Twice Around the Sun
  8. Rise Again
  9. Jane Austen’s Door
  10. Darktown Riot
  11. In Memoriam

On April 21, 1998.

On April 21, 1998, “Voiceprint” label released “Quantum Guitar”, the eight Steve Howe studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Steve Howe.

Personnel:

  • Steve Howe – guitars
  • Dylan Howe – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Howe, except where noted.

  1. Walk Don’t Run – Johnny Smith
  2. The Collector
  3. Light Walls – Steve Howe, Keith West
  4. Mosaic
  5. Suddenly
  6. Country Viper
  7. Mainland
  8. Knights of Carmelite
  9. Paradox
  10. Momenta
  11. Sleep Walk – Farina
  12. Sovereigns
  13. Totality
  14. Solid Ground
  15. The Great Siege
  16. Cacti Garden
  17. Southern Accent

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 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 March 9, 1999.

On March 9, 1999, “Heavenly Records” label released “Central Reservation”, the second Beth Orton studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “The Church”, “September Sound”, “RAK”, “Olympic”, “Little Joey’s” and “The Garden Shed”, and was produced by Victor Van Vugt, Ben Watt, Mark Stent, Beth Orton, Dr. Robert and David Roback. The album won Beth Orton the “Best British Female Artist” at the 2000 “BRIT Music Awards”.

Personnel:

  • Beth Orton – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Ted Barnes — acoustic, slide and electric guitar, bouzouki
  • Dr. Robert — guitar
  • Ben Harper — electric guitar
  • Ben Watt — guitar, keyboards, noise, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Dr. John — piano
  • Sean Read — piano, keyboards
  • Henry Olsen — bass
  • Ali Friend — bass
  • Andy Waterworth — double bass
  • Will Blanchard — drums
  • Lascelles Gordon — percussion
  • David Friedman — vibraphone
  • Calina de la Mare — violin
  • Beki Doe — violin
  • Howard Gott — violin
  • Ruth Gottlieb — violin
  • Lucy Wilkins — violin
  • Becca Ware — viola
  • Sara Wilson — cello
  • Oliver Kraus — cello
  • Terry Callier — background vocals
  • Giles Hall — engineer
  • Dick Meaney — engineer
  • Trevor Smith — engineer
  • Victor Van Vugt — engineer
  • John Wood — engineer
  • Peter Hill — engineer assistant
  • Andy Bradfield — mixing
  • Dr. Robert — mixing
  • Beki Doe — mixing
  • Oliver Kraus — mixing
  • David Roback — mixing
  • Paul Walton — mixing assistant
  • Tim Young — mastering
  • Sam Harris — photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Beth Orton except where noted. 

  1. Stole Car
  2. Sweetest Decline
  3. Couldn’t Cause Me Harm
  4. So Much More
  5. Pass in Time
  6. Central Reservation
  7. Stars All Seem To Weep
  8. Love Like Laughter – Beth Orton, Ted Barnes
  9. Blood Red River
  10. Devil Song
  11. Feel To Believe
  12. Central Reservation (The Then Again Version)

On March 9, 1999.

On March 9, 1999, “spinART Recirds” label released “Pistolero”, the second Frank Black album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Sound City Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Nick Vincent.

Personnel:

  • Frank Black – vocals, guitar
  • Rich Gilbert – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • David McCaffery – bass, backing vocals
  • Scott Boutier – drums
  • Billy Joe Bowers – engineer
  • Nick Raskulinecz – engineer assistant
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
  • Inertia – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Black

  1. Bad Harmony
  2. I Switched You
  3. Western Star
  4. Tiny Heart
  5. You’re Such a Wire
  6. I Love Your Brain
  7. Smoke Up
  8. Billy Radcliffe
  9. So Hard to Make Things Out
  10. 85 Weeks
  11. I Think I’m Starting to Lose It
  12. I Want Rock & Roll
  13. Skeleton Man
  14. So. Bay

On February 23, 1999.

On February 23, 1999, “Capitol” label released “Suicaine Gratifaction”, the third Paul Westerberg studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Paul Westerberg and Don Was.

Personnel:

  • Paul Westerberg – vocals, guitar
  • Shawn Colvin – vocals
  • Suzie Katayama – accordion, cello
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • Benmont Tench – keyboards
  • Richard Todd – French horn
  • Don Was – bass
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Steve Ferrone – drums
  • Josh Freese – drums
  • Abe Laboriel Jr. – drums
  • Dave Pirner – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Westerberg.

  1. It’s a Wonderful Lie
  2. Self-Defense
  3. Best Thing That Never Happened
  4. Lookin’ Out Forever
  5. Born for Me
  6. Final Hurrah
  7. Tears Rolling Up Our Sleeves
  8. Fugitive Kind
  9. Sunrise Always Listens
  10. Whatever Makes You Happy
  11. Actor in the Street
  12. Bookmark

On February 10, 1998.

On February 10, 1998, “Tone Casualties” label released “Wake Up Gods”, the second Kismet album.

Personnel:

  • Gorazd Čapovski – vocals, guitar, keyboards, zurla, tambura, programming
  • Ilija Stojanovski – bass, kaval, tambura
  • Pece Kazanovski – drums

Track listing:

  1. Wake Up Gods
  2. Assassination
  3. Until the Next War
  4. Submarine
  5. Ortamoa
  6. Venus in Furs
  7. Polen
  8. Post Communism
  9. Nothing
  10. Voden 2048
  11. Leison