19 September 1951, Hull, Quebec, Canada. This esteemed producer and occasional singer-songwriter rose to fame during the late 80s through his contribution to major releases by Peter Gabriel (So) and U2 (The Unforgettable Fire and The Joshua Tree). He subsequently produced Robbie Robertson, the widely-acclaimed comeback album by the former leader of the Band, and in 1989 undertook a similar role on Bob Dylans Oh Mercy, widely regarded as the artists finest work in several years. Lanois love of expansive, yet subtle, sound, reminiscent of new age styles, combines effectively with mature, traditional rock, as evinced on the artists 1989 solo debut, Acadie. Drawing inspiration from French-Canadian heritage - Lanois used both his native countrys languages, sometimes within the same song - he created a haunting tapestry combining the jauntiness of New Orleans music with soundscape instrumentals. Contributions by...
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