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Lilith Fair: A Celebration Of Women in Music Volume 3

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Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music Volume 3 (also known simply as Lilith Fair, Vol. 3) is the second compilation of a two-part series of live performances from the 1998 tour.

Liz Phair’s performance of “Never Said” is included on this release, although the venue/date from which this recording is taken isn’t listed on the compilation.

Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music Volume 3

Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music Vol. 3 (1999)

Released: May 18, 1999
Label: Arista (07822-19081-2)
Format: CD
Country: US, Canada, Japan, Europe
Availability: Somewhat Rare

“Never Said” written by Liz Phair

Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge
Executive Producer: Ashwin Sood, Jim Grant, Terry McBride
Mastered by Greg Calbi
Recorded by Tim Oberthier

I get so much from watching the other women at Lilith. The first few days, I kept thinking, ‘Duh, no wonder I’ve only sold 300,000 copies.’ These women are the whole package, they’re supposed to be as big as they are.

Liz Phair
Newsweek (August 10, 1998)
01. Me’Shell NdegéOcelloSoul Record5:20
02.Luscious JacksonNaked Eye4:16
03.Liz PhairNever Said3:38
04.Holly ColeOnion Girl4:19
05.Sixpence None The RicherKiss Me3:16
06.Suzanne VegaLuka3:19
07.Sarah McLachlanBlack & White4:47
08.N’Dea DavenportUnderneath a Red Moon3:33
09.K’s ChoiceNot An Addict5:01
10.Indigo GirlsGet Out The Map3:23
11.RebekahLittle Black Girl4:05
12.Emmylou HarrisDeeper Well5:59
13.Chantal KreviazukSurrounded5:14
14.Bonnie RaittSpit of Love5:01


As the second half of the two-part sequel to the first Lilith Fair souvenir, Lilith Fair, Vol. 3 may seem like an afterthought, but it’s arguably the best of the series so far. Like its sister compilation, Lilith Fair, Vol. 2, Vol. 3 features songs from 14 different artists from the 1998 tour. Through design, this collection features many of the more challenging artists from the tour, including Me’Shell NdegeOcello, Luscious Jackson, Liz Phair, Suzanne Vega and Emmylou Harris. True, they’re all represented by some of their more accessible songs, but this means they fit in well with the remainder of the disc, which consists of both the familiar (Holly Cole, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt) and the new (Sixpence None the Richer, N’Dea Davenport, K’s Choice, Rebekah, Chantal Kreviazuk). There are a few lulls on the album, but not as many as on the double-disc first volume — or the second volume, for that matter. And while the disc will primarily be of interest for fans seeking a souvenir, the music is good enough that fans of adult alternative pop won’t find this a bad choice, either.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic

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