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On October 5, 1998.

On October 5, 1998, “4AD” label released “Out of Tune”, the second Mojave 3 studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Cava Sound Workshops”, “The Farm” in Tywardreath, “Fortress Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Doogan.

Personnel:

  • Neil Halstead – vocals, guitar
  • Simon Rowe – guitar
  • Rachel Goswell – bass, backing vocals
  • Ian McCutcheon – drums, tambourine, shaker
  • Lisa Millett – vocals
  • B.J. Cole – pedal steel guitar
  • Alan Forrester – organ, piano
  • Roman Breslin – trombone
  • Mick Cooke – trumpet

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Halstead.

  1. Who Do You Love
  2. Give What You Take
  3. Some Kinda Angel
  4. All Your Tears
  5. Yer Feet
  6. Caught Beneath Your Heel
  7. Keep It All Hid
  8. Baby’s Coming Home
  9. To Whom Should I Write

On September 22, 1998.

On September 22, 1998, “Elektra” label released “The Proximity Effect”, the second Nada Surf studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Palindrome”, “Baby Monster Studios”, “Axis Studios”, “Electric Lady Studios”, “Avatar Studios”, “Ocean Way Recording”, “Shabbey Road Studios”, “Sony Music Studios” and “Room With A View” in New York City, and was produced by Fred Maher.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Caws – vocals, guitar
  • Daniel Lorca – vocals, bass
  • Ira Elliot – drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Fudurich – Wurlitzer piano, engineer
  • John Parthum, Lloyd Puckitt – engineer
  • Fred Maher – mixing
  • Jack-Joseph Puig – mixing
  • John Travis – mixing
  • Lloyd Puckitt – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
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Track listing:

All tracks by Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca and Ira Elliot.

  1. Hyperspace
  2. Amateur
  3. 80 Windows
  4. Mother’s Day
  5. Troublemaker
  6. Bacardi
  7. Bad Best Friend
  8. Dispossession
  9. The Voices
  10. Firecracker
  11. Slow Down
  12. Robot
  13. Spooky
  14. Silent Fighting

On September 7, 1998.

On September 7, 1998, “Parlaphone” label released “Six”, the second Mansun studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Paul Draper, Mark Stent and Mike Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Paul Draper – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dominic Chad – lead guitar, piano, harpsichord, backing vocals
  • Stove King – bass
  • Andie Rathbone – drums, percussion
  • Mike Hunter – engineer
  • Paul Walton – engineer
  • Jan Kybeert – Pro Tools
  • Matthew Vaughn – Pro Tools
  • Pennie Smith – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Draper, except where noted.

  1. Six
  2. Negative – Paul Draper, Dominic Chad, Stove King, Andie Rathbone
  3. Shotgun – Paul Draper, Dominic Chad
  4. Inverse Midas – Dominic Chad
  5. Anti-Everything
  6. Fall Out
  7. Serotonin
  8. Cancer

On August 11, 1998.

On August 11, 1998, “Black Top” label released “Roll Over, Baby”, the fifth Guitar Shorty studio album. The album was recorded in April and May 1998 and was produced by Hammond Scott and Nauman S. Scott.

Personnel:

  • Guitar Shorty (David William Kearney) – vocal, guitar
  • David Torkanowsky – piano, Hammond organ
  • Ernest Youngblood, Jr. – tenor saxophone 
  • Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff – baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Jamil Sharif, Gary Slechta – trumpet
  • Rick Trolsen – trombone
  • Lee Allen Zeno – bass, associate producer
  • Kenneth Blevins, Shannon Powell, Danny Pucillo Quartet – drums, percussion
  • David Farrell, Steve Reynolds – engineer, editing, mixing, sequencing
  • Blake Thompson — production assistant
  • Rick Olivier — photography
  • Hammond Scott — editing, mixing, sequencing
  • Diane Wanek — design
  • Heather West — production coordination
  • Nauman S. Scott — executive producer

Track listing:

  1. I Want to Report a Crime – Williams
  2. Roll Over Baby – David William Kearney, Hammond Scott
  3. Sugar Wugar – David William Kearney, Hammond Scott
  4. Don’t Mess with My Woman – David William Kearney
  5. Me and You Last Night – Williams
  6. Let’s Get Close – David William Kearney
  7. I Wonder Who’s Sleeping in My Bed – David William Kearney
  8. The Porkchop Song – Williams
  9. I’m Going Back to Houston – David William Kearney
  10. Hey Joe – Roberts

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 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 26, 1999.

On April 26, 1999, “Parlaphone” label released “Twisted Tenderness”, the third and final Electronic studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Bernard Sumner, Johnny Marr and Arthur Baker.

Personnel:

  • Bernard Sumner – vocals, guitars, bass
  • Johnny Marr – vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica
  • Jimi Goodwin – bass, backing vocals
  • Ged Lynch – drums, percussion
  • Phil Spalding – bass
  • Arthur Baker – scratches, harmonica, keyboards
  • Merv de Peyer – keyboards, programming, mixing
  • Mac Quayle – keyboards, programming
  • Fridge – beats, effects
  • Jason Mad Doctor X – scratches
  • Lindsay Reed – backing vocals
  • Astrid Williamson – backing vocals
  • James Spencer – engineer
  • Darren Allison – engineer
  • James Spencer – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner, except where noted.

  1. Make It Happen
  2. Haze
  3. Vivid
  4. Breakdown
  5. Can’t Find My Way Home – Steve Winwood
  6. Twisted Tenderness
  7. Like No Other
  8. Late at Night
  9. Prodigal Son
  10. When She’s Gone
  11. Flicker