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Daniel Lanois
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Background information
Birth name Daniel Roland Lanois
Born September 19, 1951 (1951-09-19) (age 70)
Hull, Quebec, Canada
Origin Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments
Years active 1976–present
Labels
Associated acts

Daniel Roland Lanois CM ( LAN-wah born September 19, 1951) is a Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.

He has produced albums by artists including Spoons, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, and Brandon Flowers. He collaborated with Brian Eno to produce several albums for U2, including The Joshua Tree (1987) and Achtung Baby (1991). Three albums produced or co-produced by Lanois have won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Four other albums received Grammy nominations.

Lanois has released several solo albums. He wrote and performed the music for the 1996 film Sling Blade.

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