PERFORMER: DANIEL LANOIS
ALBUM: FOR THE BEAUTY OF WYNONA
LABEL: WARNER BROS.
THE BOTTOM LINE: A producer turned performer takes an eerie, rhapsodic journey through American pop myth.
If you know Daniel Lanois at all, it's probably because you've read the credits on such superb albums as Peter Gabriel's So (1986), U2's The Joshua Tree (1987) and Achtung Baby (1991), Robbie Robertson's eponymous solo album (1987) and Bob Dylan's Oh Mercy! (1989). Lanois produced, or co-produced, all of those. But, on current evidence, he did significantly more than run levels and read meters. Those albums share an occasional brotherhood of sound...