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Soul Mining: A Musical Life


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Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, U2, Peter Gabriel, and the Neville Brothers all have something in common: some of their best albums were produced by Daniel Lanois. A French-speaking kid from Canada, Lanois was driven by his innate curiosity and intense love of music to transcend his small-town origins and become one of the worlds most prolific and successful record producers, as well as a brilliant musician in his own right.
Lanois takes us through his childhood, from being one of four kids raised by a single mother on a hairdressers salary, to his discovery by Brian Eno, to his work on albums such as U2s The Joshua Tree, Bob Dylans Time Out of Mind, and Emmylou Harriss Wrecking Ball. Revealing for the first time his unique recording secrets and innovations, Lanois delves into the ongoing evolution of technology, discussing his earliest sonic experiments with reel-to-reel decks, the birth of the microchip, the death of discrete circuitry, and the arrival of the download era.
Part technological treatise, part philosophical manifesto on the nature of artistic excellence and the overwhelming need for music, Soul Mining brings the reader viscerally inside the recording studio, where the surrounding forces have always been just as important as the resulting albums. Beyond skill, beyond record budgets, beyond image and ego, Lanoiss work and music show the value of dedication and soul. His lifelong quest to find the perfect mixture of tradition and innovation is inimitable and unforgettable.

About the Author

Daniel Lanois is one of the most respected and sought-after producers in the music industry. He has won eight Grammy Awards and is also well known for his own music. He is currently in the band Black Dub.

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Lanois, Daniel
Faber & Faber
General Music
Composers & Musicians
Biography-Composers and Musicians
History & Criticism *
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16 Pages of Black-and-White Illustration
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.625 in

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