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Daniel Lanois – Photo of the Week

Daniel Lanois – Photo of the Week

Daniel Lanois. Whether crafting ambient records with Brian Eno, making rock and roll history with U2 and Peter Gabriel.  Next, he’s digging into American roots with Bob Dylan and Emmylou Harris, scoring Oscar-winning films and blockbuster video games. Then, composing his own solo music, 11-time Grammy winner Lanois always seems to reinvent himself with a chameleon-like ease. Furthermore, this photo is Lanois performing at the 30th Annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Gala. Taking place on March 22, 2012, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. 

The Early Years

As a kid, he takes lessons on playing organ records as well as gospel music. Most people know Lanois for his production work on era-defining albums “Joshua Tree “and “Wrecking Ball.” But, earlier, he’s cutting his teeth as a young man in the studio, recording vocal quartets and touring his way through Ontario. Furthermore, Lanois goes on and becomes one of the most acclaimed studio gurus of the modern era. As a prolific solo artist, his love of soul and roots music never leaves his side still to this day. 

Daniel Lanois – Heavy Sun

‘Heavy Sun’ is a fusion of classic gospel and modern electronics creating a sound that’s warm and familiar yet, unexpected. The arrangements are spacious and dreamy, anchored by rich, righteous organ topped with airy falsetto and mesmerizing four-part harmony. And the writing is buoyant and soulful to match, tapping into the shared uncertainty of the human condition. More so, it offers up hope, comfort, and connection at a time when all three run in desperately short supply.” The album came out April of 2021. Below is the official video:

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