On February 24, 1998, “Melankolic Records” label released “The Space Between Us”, the debut Craig Armstrong album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Olympic, Mayfair” and “Air Studios” in London, “Christchurch Studios” in Bristol and “Ca Va Studios” in Glasgow, and was produced by Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries.
On February 22, 1998, “Mercury” label released “Undiscovered Soul”, the second Richie Sambora studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1998, at “Ocean Way Recording”, “Record One”, “Record Plant”, and “Voodoo Lounge”, and was produced by Don Was.
Richie Sambora – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, handclaps, arranger
On February 9, 1999, “Winter & Winter” label released “Blue Wail”, the fifth Uri Caine studio album. It was recorded in December 1998, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Ferla and Stefan Winter.
On January 26, 1999, “High Note” label released “Monk, Trane, Miles & Me”, the 52nd Larry Coryell album. It was recorded in May 1998, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Don Sickler.
On January 25, 1999, “Verglas Music” label released “Jabberwocky”, the first of two albums by Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman. It was recorded in 1998, at “Thin Ice Studios” in Surrey, UK, and was produced by Clive Nolan and Karl Groom.
Clive Nolan – keyboards, engineer
Oliver Wakeman – keyboards
Pete Gee – fretless bass
Ian Salmon – guitar, bass
Peter Banks – guitars
Jon Jeary – acoustic guitar
Tony Fernandez – drums
Bob Catley as The Boy
Tracy Hitchings as The Girl
James Plumridge as The Jabberwock
Paul Allison as The Tree
Rick Wakeman – The Narrator
Michelle Young, Michelle Gulrajani, Suzanne Chenery, Tracy Hitchings, Sian Roberts, John Jowitt, Dave Wagstaffe, Donald Morrison, Ian Gould, John Mitchell, Tina Riley, Clive Nolan – the choir
On January 15, 1998, Amos Wells Blakemore Jr. aka Junior Wells died aged 63. He was musician (harmonica) and vocalist, one of the pioneers of the Chicago amplified blues harp style. He recorded and performed with Buddy Guy, The Aces, Earl Hooke, Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones. His composition “Messin’ with the Kid” became one of the all-time blues classics.
On November 9, 1998, “Century Media Records” label released “How to Measure a Planet?”, the fifth Gathering studio album. It was recorded July – October 1998, at “Bauwhaus Studios” in Amsterdam, “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum, Netherlands, and was produced by Attie Bauw.