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On June 16, 1999.

On June 16, 1999, “Polydor Japan” released “One for All”, the 28th Kazumi Watanabe album. It was recorded in March 1999, at “The Bottom Line” in New York City, and was produced by Koko Tanikawa and Kazumi Watanabe.

Personnel:

  • Kazumi Watanabe – guitars, arranger
  • Larry Coryell – guitar
  • Akiko Yano – piano, arranger
  • Mike Mainieri – vibraphone, arranger
  • John Patitucci – bass
  • Mino Cinelu – drums
  • Koko Tanikawa – arranger
  • Doug Epstein – recording, mixing
  • Billy Eric, Tom Filogomo – engineer assistants
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Yutaka Katayama – artwork director
  • Toshifumi Kusano – photography
  • Hiromi Saeki – coordination

Track listing:

  1. Havana – Koko Tanikawa
  2. Water Ways Flow Backward Again – Akiko Yano
  3. Libertango – Ástor Piazzolla
  4. Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein
  5. Afro Blue – Mongo Santamaria
  6. One for All – Kazumi Watanabe
  7. Milestones – Miles Davis

On June 3, 1999.

On June 3, 1999, Phish self – released “The Siket Disc”, band’s eight studio album. It was released through the band’s website and mail-order service. It was recorded March – October 1997, at “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock, New York, and was produced by Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman.

Personnel:

  • Trey Anastasio – guitars
  • Page McConnell – keyboards
  • Mike Gordon – bass guitar
  • Jon Fishman – drums
  • John Siket – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon and Page McConnell.

  1. My Left Toe
  2. The Name Is Slick
  3. What’s the Use
  4. Fish Bass
  5. Quadrophonic Toppling
  6. The Happy Whip and Dung Song
  7. Insects
  8. Title Track
  9. Albert

On May 30, 2000.

On May 30, 2000, “Cryptogramophone” label released “The Inkling”, the eleventh Nels Cline album. It was recorded in May 1999, and was produced by Jeff Gauthier.

Personnel:

  1. Nels Cline – acoustic and electric guitar
  2. Mark Dresser – contrabass
  3. Billy Mintz – drum set
  4. Zeena Parkins – harp, electric harp

Track listing:

All tracks by Nels Cline

  1. New Old Hat
  2. Spider Wisdom
  3. Circular
  4. Sunken Song
  5. Shale Bed
  6. Alstromeria
  7. Moth Song
  8. Cork Farm
  9. Queen of Angels
  10. Lullaby for Ian

On May 2, 2000,

On May 2, 2000, “Elektra” label released “White Pepper”, the seventh Ween studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, and was produced by Christopher Shaw,

Personnel:

  • Gene Ween (Aaron Freeman) – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Dean Ween (Michael Melchiondo Jr.) – vocals, guitar
  • Glenn McClelland – piano, keyboards
  • Dave Dreiwitz – vocals, bass, upright bass, trumpet, tuba, percussion
  • Claude Coleman Jr.  – drums
  • Chris Shaw – engineer, mixing
  • Danny Madorsky – assistant engineer
  • Phil Painson – assistant engineer
  • Damian Shannon – assistant engineer
  • Kirk Miller – live sound engineer
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Gregory Burke – art direction
  • Danny Clinch – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Aaron Freeman, Michael Melchiondo Jr., Glenn McClelland, Dave Dreiwitz and Claude Coleman Jr. 

  1. Exactly Where I’m At
  2. Flutes of Chi
  3. Even If You Don’t
  4. Bananas and Blow
  5. Stroker Ace
  6. Ice Castiles
  7. Back to Basom
  8. The Grobe
  9. Pandy Fackler
  10. Stay Forever
  11. Falling Out
  12. She’s Your Baby

On May 2, 2000.

On May 2, 2000, “Super Ego” label released “Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo”, the third Aimee Mann studio album. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, Mike Denneen, Buddy Judge and Brendan O’Brien.

Personnel:

  • Aimee Mann – lead and backing vocals, bass, acoustic, electric and Guitar Nashville guitar, tambourine, Bad Hi-Hat
  • Jon Brion – electric guitar, keyboards, drums, backing vocals
  • Michael Lockwood – 12 string acoustic and electric guitar, Cheesy keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Michael Penn – slide, feedback and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Clayton Scoble – electric guitar
  • Jennifer Trynin – electric guitar
  • Benmont Tench –Chamberlin, piano
  • Patrick Warren – keyboards, piano, Chamberlin, guitar, accordion, celeste
  • Brendan O’Brien – bass, slide guitar
  • Dan MacCarroll – drums
  • Ric Menck – drums
  • John Sands – drums
  • Michael Hausman – tambourine, drum programming
  • Buddy Judge – drum programming, Wurlitzer, drum loops 
  • Hank Linderman – drum programming
  • Mark Flannagan – trumpet
  • Michael Panes – violin
  • Juliana Hatfield – backing vocals
  • Grant Lee Phillips – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Aimee Mann, except where noted.

  1. How Am I Different – Jon Brion, Aimee Mann
  2. Nothing Is Good Enough
  3. Red Vines
  4. The Fall of the World’s Own Optimist – Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann
  5. Satellite
  6. Deathly
  7. Ghost World
  8. Calling It Quits
  9. Driving Sideways – Michael Lockwood, Aimee Mann
  10. Just Like Anyone
  11. Susan
  12. It Takes All Kinds – Jon Brion, Aimee Mann
  13. You Do

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 16, 1999.

On April 16, 1999, Alexander Lee “Skip” Spence died aged 52. He was musician (drums, guitar, bass), singer and songwriter, started the career as guitarist in Quicksilver Messenger, played drums on “Jefferson Airplane Takes Off”, the debut Jefferson Airplane album, but was best known as co-founder and guitar player of Moby Grape. As leader, Spence released one album.

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 23, 1999.

On March 23, 1999, “Metal Blade” album released “Day for Night”, the fourth Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Neal Morse, Alan Morse, Dave Meros, Nick D’Virgilio and Ryo Okumoto.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse – lead vocals, piano, all synths, acoustic guitar
  • Alan Morse – vocals, electric guitar, Mellotron
  • Dave Meros – vocals, bass
  • Nick D’Virgilio – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Ryo Okumoto – Hammond organ, mellotron
  • John Garr – saxophone
  • Joy Worland – French horn
  • Eric Brenton, Tom Tally, John Krovoza – string section
  • Byron House – string bass, cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse, except where noted.

  1. Day for Night
  2. Gibberish
  3. Skin
  4. The Distance to the Sun
  5. Crack the Big Sky
  6. The Gypsy
  7. Can’t Get It Wrong – Nick D’Virgilio, Alan Morse, Neal Morse
  8. The Healing Colors of Sound
  9. The Healing Colors of Sound Pt. 1
  10. My Shoes
  11. Mommy Comes Back
  12. Ley It Down
  13. The Healing Colors of Sound Pt. 2
  14. My Shoes (revisited)