Tag Archives: 1998

Built To Spill: Keep It Like A Secret

On February 2, 1999, “Warner Bros” label released “Keep It Like a Secret”, the fourth Built to Spill studio album. It was recorded November 1997 – May 1998, at “Bear Creek Studios” in Woodinville, Washington, “Avast! Recording Co.” in Seattle, Washington, and was produced by Doug Martsch and Phil Ek.

Personnel:

  • Doug Martsch – lead vocals, guitar
  • Brett Nelson – bass
  • Scott Plouf – drums
  • Sam Coomes – keyboards
  • Jim Roth – guitar
  • Phil Ek – engineer
  • Zack Reinig – engineer assistant
  • Scott Norton, Juan Garcia – mixing assistant
  • Steve Fallone – mastering
  • Tae Won Yu – design, art direction
  • Jeff Smith – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Doug Martsch, Brett Nelson and Scott Plouf, except where noted.

  1. The Plan
  2. Center of the Universe
  3. Carry the Zero
  4. Sidewalk
  5. Bad Light
  6. Time Trap
  7. Else
  8. You Were Right
  9. Temporarily Blind
  10. Broken Chairs – lyrics by Uhuru Black

Christine McVie

On November 30, 2022, Christine Anne McVie née Perfect, died aged 79. She was musician (keyboards), singer and songwriter, member of the bands Sounds of Blue and Chicken Shack, but was best known as vocalist and keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac. In 1998, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, McVie was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and received the “Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music”.In 2006, McVie received a “Gold Badge of Merit Award from BASCA”, in 2014, she received the “Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement” from the “British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors” and was honored with the “Trailblazer Award at the UK Americana Awards” in 2021. McVie also won two “Grammy Awards”. As leader, McVie released four albums (one with Lindsey Buckingham).

Pedro the Lion: It’s Hard to Find a Friend

On November 3, 1998, “Made in Mexico” label released “It’s Hard to Find a Friend”, the debut Pedro the Lion album. It was recorded on 1998, and was produced by David Bazan.

Personnel:

  • David Bazan · vocals, guitar, drums
  • Johnathon Ford · bass

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bazan

  1. Of Up-and-Coming Monarchs
  2. The Longer I Lay Here
  3. Big Trucks
  4. Suspect Fled the Scene
  5. Bad Diary Days
  6. The Longest Winter
  7. When They Really Get to Know You They Will Run
  8. Of Minor Profits and Their Prostitute Wives
  9. The Bells
  10. Secret of the Easy Yoke
  11. The Well
  12. Promise

Trey Anastasio: One Man’s Trash

On October 27, 1998, “PD Records” label released “One Man’s Trash”, the debut Trey Anastasio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1998, at “Fungus Factory”, “The Barn” in Burlington, VT, Chuck Eller Studio”, and was produced by Trey Anastasio.

Personnel:

  • Trey Anastasio – guitar, cover art
  • Tom Marshall – vocals, sounds
  • Page McConnell – keyboards
  • Jon Fishman – vocals, sounds, drums, synth
  • Dave Grippo – alto saxophone
  • Jennifer Hartswick – trumpet
  • James Harvey – trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Trey Anastasio.

  1. Happy Coffee Song
  2. Quantegy
  3. Mister Completely
  4. A Good Stalk
  5. That Dream Machine
  6. The Way I Feel
  7. Rofa Beton
  8. For Lew (My Bodyguard)
  9. At The Barbecue
  10. Tree Spine
  11. Here’s Mud in Your Eye
  12. The Real Taste of Licorice
  13. And Your Little Dog Too
  14. Jump Rope (fast version)
  15. Jump Rope (slow version)
  16. Kidney Bean

Marillion: Radiation

On September 21, 1998, “Raw Power” label released “Radiation”, the tenth Marillion studio album. It was recorded November 1997 – June 1998, and was produced by Stewart Every, Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas and Ian Mosley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Hogarth – vocals, additional piano, percussion
  • Steve Rothery – guitars
  • Mark Kelly – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Pete Trewavas – bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Ian Mosley – drums, percussion
  • Erik Nielsen – backing vocals
  • Jo Rothery – additional backing vocals
  • Viki Price – additional backing vocals
  • Stewart Every – engineer, mixing
  • Carl Glover – design, photography
  • Niels van Iperen – portrait photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Steve Hogarth, all music by Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas and Ian Mosley.

  1. Costa del Slough
  2. Under the Sun
  3. The Answering Machine
  4. Three Minute Boy
  5. Now She’ll Never Know
  6. These Chains
  7. Born to Run
  8. Cathedral Wall
  9. A Few Words for the Dead

The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Salute the Majesty of Bob Wills

On September 8, 1998, “Bloodshot Records” label released “Salute the Majesty of Bob Wills”, the second Pine Valley Cosmonauts (The) album. It consists of covers of songs performed and written by western swing musician Bob Wills.

Personnel:

  • Andy Hopkins – guitar
  • Jon Langford – guitar
  • Tom Ray – bass
  • Steve Goulding – drums
  • Chris Mills – vocal
  • Kelly Hogan – vocal
  • Jimmie Dale Gilmore – vocal
  • Edith Frost – vocal
  • Robbie Fulks – vocal
  • Alejandro Escovedo – vocal
  • Jane Baxter Miller – vocal
  • Bob Boyd – vocals
  • Deano – vocal
  • Sally Timms – vocal
  • Brett Sparks – vocal
  • Tracey Dear – vocal
  • Neko Case – vocal
  • Meat Purveyors – vocal
  • Rico Bell – vocal

Track listing:

  1. Home in San Antone
  2. Trouble in Mind
  3. Texas Playboy Rag
  4. Drunkard’s Blues
  5. Across the Alley from the Alamo
  6. Sweet Kind of Love
  7. Time Changes Everything
  8. Hang Your Head in Shame
  9. Steel Guitar Rag
  10. Brain Cloudy Blues
  11. Right or Wrong
  12. Roly Poly
  13. Pan Handle Rag
  14. Bubbles in My Beer
  15. Stay a Little Longer
  16. My Window Faces the South
  17. San Antonio Rose
  18. Take Me Back to Tulsa
  19. Faded Love

Crosby, Pevar & Raymond: CPR

On June 23, 1998, “Sampson” label released “CPR”, the first studio Crosby, Pevar and Raymond studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by David Crosby, Jeff Pevar, James Raymond and Dan Garcia.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby – lead vocals, vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar
  • Jeff Pevar – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, electric slide guitar, nylon string guitar, mandolin, fretless bass, ebow
  • James Raymond – lead vocals, vocals, piano, wedding ring, electric piano, acoustic piano, organ, drum programming
  • Leland Sklar – bass
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson – bass, fretless bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Steve DiStanislao – drums
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Steve Tavaglione – soprano saxophone
  • Curt Bisquera – drums
  • Debra Dobkin – percussion
  • Michael Bland – drums
  • Dan Garcia – engineer
  • Sebastian Haimerl, Bobby Salcedo – engineer assistant
  • John Gonzales – guitar technician
  • Edd Kolakowski – piano technician
  • Jan Crosby – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Morrison – lyrics by David Crosby, music by James Raymond
  2. That House – lyrics by David Crosby, music by David Crosby, Jeff Pevar, James Raymond
  3. One for Every Moment – James Raymond
  4. At the Edge – lyrics by David Crosby, music by David Crosby, Jeff Pevar, James Raymond
  5.  Somebody Else’s Town – lyrics by David Crosby, Jeff Pevar, music by James Raymond
  6. Rusty and Blue – David Crosby
  7. Somehow She Knew – lyrics by David Crosby, music by David Crosby, Craig Doerge
  8. Little Blind Fish – lyrics by David Crosby, music by Jeff Pevar
  9. Yesterday’s Child – lyrics by David Crosby, James Raymond, music by James Raymond
  10. It’s All Coming Back to Me Now – lyrics by David Crosby, Jeff Pevar, music by Jeff Pevar
  11. Time Is the Final Currency – David Crosby

Kansas: Always Never the Same

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

Steve Hackett: Darktown

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

Steve Howe: Quantum Guitar

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