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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

On April 20, 1999.

On April 20, 1999, “Work / SME Records” label released “Street Faërie”, the debut  Cree Summer studio album. It was recorded in 1998 and was produced by Lenny Kravitz.

Personnel:

  • Lenny Kravitz – lead and backing vocals, bass, guitar, percussion, drums, harpsichord, organ, programming, tambourine, clavinet, mellotron, cowbell, horn arrangements, mixing, finger cymbals, drum loop, cabasa, arranger
  • Craig Ross – acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin
  • Cree Summer – vocals, background vocals
  • Harold Todd – flute, saxophone
  • CeCe White – background vocals
  • Kimberly Evans – background vocals
  • Terry Manning – engineer, mixing
  • Matt Knobel – Drum programming, digital engineering

Track listing:

  1. Revelation Sunshine – Greg Bell, C.S. Francks
  2. Miss Moon – C. S. Francks, Lenny Kravitz
  3. Still Heart – C.S. Francks, Lenny Kravitz, Torrel Ruffin
  4. Deliciously Down – C. S. Francks, Van Hunt
  5. Mean Sleep – C. S. Francks, Van Hunt
  6. Life Goes On – Greg Bell, C. S. Francks
  7. Fall – C. S. Francks, Torrel Ruffin
  8. Angry Boy – C. S. Francks, Torrel Ruffin
  9. Sweet Pain – C. S. Francks, Van Hunt
  10. Smooth My Heart – C. S. Francks, D.R. Harris
  11. Naheo – C. S. Francks, Torrel Ruffin
  12. Soul Sister – Greg Bell, C. S. Francks
  13. Curious White Boy – C. S. Francks, Torrel Ruffin

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

On April 6, 1999.

On April 6, 1999, “Atlantic” label released “Utopia Parkway” the second Fountains of Wayne studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Stratosphere Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood.

Personnel:

  • Chris Collingwood – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jody Porter – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Adam Schlesinger – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Brian Young – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger.

  1. Utopia Parkway
  2. Red Dragon Tattoo
  3. Denise
  4. Hat and Feet
  5. The Valley of Malls
  6. Troubled Times
  7. Go, Hippie
  8. A Fine Day For a Parade
  9. Amity Gardens
  10. Laser Show
  11. Lost in Space
  12. Prom Theme
  13. It Must Be Summer
  14. The Senator’s Daughter

On March 31, 1998.

On March 31, 1998, “Atlantic” label released “12 Bar Blues”, the debut Scott Weiland album. It was recorded in 1997 at Scott’s house, “Foxy Dead Girl”, “Royaltone”, “Oceanway”, “The Village”, “Master Control” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Blair Lamb, Daniel Lanois, Scott Weiland and Tracy Chishol.

Track listing:

  • Scott Weiland – lead vocals, beatbox, guitar, keyboards, piano, bass, synthesized bass, drum loops
  • Sheryl Crow – accordion
  • Brad Mehldau – piano
  • Victor Indrizzo – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, drums
  • Daniel Lanois – synthesizers, additional engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Holly Reiger – guitars
  • Jeff Nolan – guitars
  • Zander Schloss – guitars
  • Peter DiStefano – guitars, bass
  • Tony Castaneda – guitars, bass
  • Martyn LeNoble – bass, cello
  • Suzie Katayama – cello
  • Novi Novog – viola
  • Joel Derouin, Robin Lorentz – violin
  • Tracy Chisolm – theremin
  • Blair Lamb – beatbox
  • Michael Weiland – drums, percussion, drum loops
  • Tracy Chisolm – recording, engineer, mixing
  • Chad Banford – recording, engineer
  • Chris Goss – recording, engineer
  • Jason Gladden, David Nottingham, Eric Greedy, Jeff Robinson, John Sorensen, Rafa Sardina, Reid Miller – additional engineering
  • Mark Howard – mixing
  • Mark Chalecki – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Scott Weiland, except where noted.

  1. Desperation #5
  2. Barbarella – Tony Castaneda
  3. About Nothing – Tony Castaneda
  4. Where’s the Man
  5. Divider – Victor Indrizzo, Famous Music Corp.
  6. Cool Kiss
  7. The Date
  8. Son – Victor Indrizzo, Famous Music Corp. (dedicated to Zack)
  9. Jimmy Was a Stimulator
  10. Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down – Victor Indrizzo, Famous Music Corp.
  11. Mockingbird Girl – Jeff Nolan, Zander Schloss
  12. Opposite Octave Reaction