Daniel Lanois: Here Is What Is


Daniel Lanois
Acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer Daniel Lanois, known for producing some of the greatest albums in the last two decades, will release his sixth solo album Here Is What Is as a digital download exclusively at www.redfloorrecords.com. Pre-orders for Here is What Is are available now and will be delivered digitally on December 15. Here is What Is marks the first digital download release in high resolution CD quality WAV format. It will be available for $9.99, the same price as MP3 resolution. The CD will also be made available at traditional retail outlets via Redeye Distribution on March 18.

Here Is What Is was recorded in Toronto, Los Angeles and Shreveport, LA with drummer Brian Blade and pianist Garth Hudson and features a collection of viscerally powerful and beautiful new tracks. From the inquisitive "Where Will I Be" to the emotive sounds of "Lovechild," Here Is What Is is a sonic journey that captures Lanois' signature musical sensibilities and virtuosity. The album also includes philosophical interludes and inspiring conversations with Brian Eno taken from the film by the same name.

The film Here Is What Is, which debuted at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival, will be available separately on DVD March 18. In Lanois' words, "The film is a camera following me around over the course of a year, in and out of recording studios documenting once and for all the way it really happens." Directed by Adam Vollick, Adam Samuels, and Lanois, Here Is What Is captures the art of making a record and showcases one of the most distinctive and celebrated producers of our time.

Here Is What Is Track Listing:
1. Chest Of Drawers
2. Where Will I Be
3. Here Is What Is
4. Not Fighting Anymore
5. Beauty
6. Blue Bus
7. Lovechild
8. Harry
9. Bells
10. This May Be The Last Time
11. Smoke #6
12. I Like That
13. Duo Glide
14. Bladesteel
15. Moondog
16. Sacred And Secular
17. Joy
18. Luna Samba


[Published on: 12/3/07]

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willydog Mon 12/3/2007 12:29PM
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Good to see him get some press. He is partially responsible for the rebirth of Bob Dylan's sound.

j-bizzle Mon 12/3/2007 02:55PM
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i got to be honest, i was not to impressed with Lanois when he played with Tortoise a while back.

Daddyphatsacks Mon 12/3/2007 07:25PM
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His album "Shine" is one-of-a kind. Great guitar art + perfect recording = beautiful music. Look forward to the album and DVD.

theragman Mon 12/3/2007 11:56PM
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don't know much about his music but Oh Mercy, Time Out of Mind and the Joshua Tree are all amazing albums.

and Dylan and U2 both rule but you can definately tell when a producer has good influence.

breadloaf starstarstarstar Wed 12/5/2007 05:30AM
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I cannot speak for his live show prowess, but his songwriting and producing skills are no less than legendary. His song "The Maker" has been covered by everyone from Jerry Garcia to Willie Nelson to Dave Matthews, as well as several others. Very talented. He seems to pull special qualities out of others, much like T-Bone Burnett does.

DaveT starstarstarstarstar Mon 12/17/2007 03:02PM
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Listen to Willie Nelsons "Teatro" and tell me Lanois isn't the man. Please!