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Shine
(2003)
Daniel Lanois
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Label: Anti
Duration: 50:53
Genre: Alternative Rock

Daniel Lanois, while a prolific producer, is is a frustratingly sporadic recording artist. He's also a surprising one, given that the albums he has produced (think of The Joshua Tree, All That You Can't Leave Behind, So, Oh Mercy) are characterized by surging, luxuriant audioscapes, his own works are resolutely modest. Shine, indeed, is almost lo-fi. The only link between Lanois's big-budget productions and this unassuming record is the personnel. Lanois possesses a star-studded Rolodex and he's not shy about using it: Emmylou Harris contributes backing vocals to the opening track, while "Falling at Your Feet," is a duet with its co-author, Bono . The remainder of Shine features thoughtful, subtle songwriting. Meanwhile, the limitations of Lanois's vocals lend an engaging frailty, leavened with bleak, lonely, instrumental interludes. --Andrew Mueller


Track
I Love You
Falling At Your Feet
As Tears Roll By
Sometimes
Shine
Transmitter
San Juan
Matador
Space Kay
Slow Giving
Fire
Power Of One
JJ Leaves L.A.
Original Release: 2003-04-22
Producer: Quiet Company
UPC: 45778666126, 610535272720