Daniel Lanois


Daniel Lanois
Daniel Lanois

Daniel Lanois plays with Black Dub in 2011
Background information
Born September 19, 1951 (1951-09-19) (age 60)
Hull, Quebec, Canada
Origin Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock, alternative rock, blues, ambient
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, pedal steel, drums
Years active 1968–present
Labels Anti, Red Floor
Associated acts Black Dub
Website daniellanois.com

Daniel Lanois (play /lænˈwɑː/ lan-wah;[1] born September 19, 1951 in Hull, Quebec) is a Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He has released a number of albums of his own work and has produced albums for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, and Ron Sexsmith. Lanois is best known for his work with Brian Eno, producing a number of platinum albums for U2, including The Joshua Tree. Three albums produced or co-produced by Lanois have won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and four others received nominations.[2]

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As producer

Lanois started his production career when he was 17,[3] working in his own studio with his brother Bob Lanois in the basement of their mother's Ancaster, Ontario home, recording local artists including Simply Saucer. Later Daniel started Grant Avenue Studios in an old house he purchased in Hamilton, Ontario.[4] He worked with a number of local bands, including Martha and the Muffins (for whom his sister Jocelyne played bass), Ray Materick, as well as the Canadian children's singer Raffi.

Lanois worked collaboratively with Brian Eno on some of Eno's own projects, one of which was the theme song for David Lynch's film adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune. Eno invited him to co-produce U2's album The Unforgettable Fire. Along with Eno, he went on to produce U2's The Joshua Tree, the 1987 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and some of the band's other works including Achtung Baby and All That You Can't Leave Behind, both of which were nominated for the same award but did not win. Lanois once again collaborated with U2 and Brian Eno on the band's most recent album, No Line on the Horizon. He was involved in the songwriting process as well as mixing and production.[5]

Lanois' early work with U2 led to him being hired to produce albums for other top-selling artists. Bono recommended Lanois to Bob Dylan in the late 1980s; in 1989 Lanois produced Dylan's Oh Mercy. Eight years later Dylan and Lanois worked together on Time Out of Mind which won another Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1997. In his autobiographical Chronicles, Vol. 1, Dylan describes in depth the contentious but rewarding working relationship he developed with Lanois.[6]

In 1986, Lanois produced So, Peter Gabriel's Grammy nominated album. Wrecking Ball, his 1995 collaboration with Emmylou Harris, won a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. In 1998, he produced and appeared on Willie Nelson's album Teatro.

Lanois was working on Neil Young's record Le Noise in June 2010 when he was hospitalized after suffering multiple injuries in a motorcycle crash in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.[7] He has since recovered.

Lanois' production is recognizable and notable for its 'big' and 'live' drum sound, atmospheric guitars and ambient reverb.[8] Rolling Stone called Lanois the "most important record producer to emerge in the Eighties."[9]

As recording artist

As well as being a producer, Lanois is also a songwriter, musician and recording artist. A number of his songs have been covered by other artists, and his albums have had some success, particularly in Canada. Lanois plays the guitar, pedal steel, and drums. In 1993, Lanois was a featured live act in the Another Roadside Attraction tour in Canada, and collaborated with The Tragically Hip, Crash Vegas, Hothouse Flowers, and Midnight Oil on the one-off single "Land" to protest forest clearcutting in British Columbia. "Belladonna", an instrumental album released in 2005, was nominated for a Grammy.[10] Lanois also provided an instrumental score for LOUDquietLOUD, a documentary about the Pixies.[11]

Lanois premiered a documentary entitled Here Is What Is at the Toronto Film Festival on September 9, 2007. The film chronicles the recording of his album of the same name, and includes footage of the actual recording. The album Here Is What Is was released, first by download, then in compact disc, in late 2007 and early 2008. Soon after, Lanois released a three-disc recording called Omni.

In October 2009, Lanois started a project called Black Dub which features Lanois on guitar, Brian Blade on drums, and Daryl Johnson on bass, along with multi-instrumentalist/singer Trixie Whitley. They released a self-titled album in 2010.[12] Daniel Lanois' Black Dub also appeared at the 2011 Bonnaroo Music Festival on Sunday June 12, 2011 at This Tent from 3:30-4:30pm. Robert Plant, who was playing later in the day at What Stage, was reportedly in attendance.

Recognition

Daniel Lanois' star on Canada's Walk of Fame.

In 2005 he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.[13]

Discography

Year Album
1989 Acadie
1993 For the Beauty of Wynona
1994 Cool Water
1996 Sweet Angel Mine
Lost in Mississippi (soundtrack)
Sling Blade (soundtrack)
2003 Shine
2004 Rockets
2005 Belladonna
2007 Here Is What Is
2008 The Omni Series (Box Set)
  • Steel (Omni Series 1)
  • Purple Vista (Omni Series 2)
  • Santiago (Omni Series 3)
2010 Black Dub

Videography

Year Title
1993 Rocky World Documentary about Lanois' music and travels in the early 90's, available through his website[14]
2007 Here Is What Is Documentary about the creation of the album Here Is What Is

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