You are probably a fan of Daniel Lanois and don’t even know it. He is the pioneer of the unusual sound that has given U2, Peter Gabriel and the recent good work of Bob Dylan all of their better moments. Also The Neville Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson and a bazillion others. He’s also the producer of his own occasional work. Since 1989 he has put out 5 CDs, one an instrumental. This, the fifth one, is actual the soundtrack to a documentary Lanois has made that I have not seen. From what I can glean of the scraps of dialogue in between some of the tracks, it is a film about art, inspiration and creation.

There are cuts on here as good as Lanois has ever done – one track may be the best lap steel solo I’ve ever heard. It is Lanois’ “Watermelon in Easter Hay” to put it in obscure terms.

Anyhow, I bought this about a week and a half ago and I can’t stop listening to it. If you like his other stuff, definitely check this out.