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Daniel Lanois releases his first solo album

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Daniel Lanois is about to release his first solo album, and he’s in the Midday studio to tell interviewer Ralph Benmergui how he feels about writing and recording an album of his own. He's returned to Canada after producing albums which have won him a reputation for world-class, award-winning work. In this 1989 interview, Lanois talks about the sound he was aiming for with the album Acadie, and what his plans are for the near future.

Medium: Television
Program: Midday
Broadcast Date: Sept. 4, 1989
Interviewer: Ralph Benmergui
Guest: Daniel Lanois
Duration: 5:05
Note: this clip was edited for rights purposes.

Did You know?


• Daniel Lanois was born in Hull, Quebec. Sept. 19, 1951.  His family moved to Hamilton, Ont. in 1963.  In 1974 he and his brother Bob built and operated the Grant Avenue Studio, where he produced records by acts such as Martha and the Muffins, Parachute Club, Raffi, and Ian Tyson. 

• Lanois did continue producing for international acts, and then released a second solo album, For the Beauty of Wynona, in 1993.  A Mar. 3, 1993 Globe and Mail review of that second album quoted Lanois as talking about moving from producing to recording and performing his own music, and saying "I need it for balance...I find it challenging to do my own music, to go out there and tour".  


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