Daniel Lanois is a Canadian record producer and singer-songwriter. He has released a number of albums of his own work and has produced albums for a wide variety of artists including Bob Dylan, U2, and Peter Gabriel.
After working collaboratively with Brian Eno on some of Eno’s own projects, his career was given a huge boost when Eno invited him to co-produce U2’s album ?The Unforgettable Fire?. Along with Eno, he went on to produce U2’s ?The Joshua Tree?, the 1987 Grammy Winner for Album of the Year. Bono of U2 recommended Lanois to Bob Dylan in the late 1980s; in 1989 Lanois produced Dylan’s ?Oh Mercy?, widely considered one of Dylan’s greatest later albums. Eight years later Dylan and Lanois worked together on ?Time Out of Mind?, Dylan’s first studio album of original material since 1990, which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1997.
In 2005 he was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.