3 interviews: Daniel Lanois on working with Bob Dylan and more


Daniel Lanois (born September 19, 1951 in Hull, Quebec) is a Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.

Lanois has released several albums of his own work. However, he is best known for producing albums for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, and Brandon Flowers. Lanois also collaborated with Brian Eno: most famously on producing several albums for U2, including the multi-platinum The Joshua Tree. Three albums produced or co-produced by Lanois have won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Four other albums received Grammy nominations.

Published on Mar 20, 2012
Producer Daniel Lanois talks with Drive Host, Rich Terfry on ‘The Making Of’ Bob Dylan’s ‘Oh Mercy‘:


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Daniel Lanois talks to Pharrell Williams about learning to shape a song from Bob Dylan and how to use the bass guitar from the Neville Brothers. Lanois describes One by U2 as the defining song of his career for it’s heartfelt melancholy. He talks about creating Peter Gabriel’s So in a cattle barn and discusses how he prepares for a recording session with his beat orphanage, melody orphanage and lyric orphanage:



Daniel Lanois is a musician, songwriter and producer from Quebec who has collaborated with and produced for Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, U2, and Neil Young. He sat down to chat with The Banff Centre’s Dominic Girard in 2014:

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