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He is considered one of the greatest music producers alive, and on March 19, Daniel Lanois will be joining CBC Music for a feature interview about his career, through the lens of five of the albums he's produced, including works by U2 and Bob Dylan.  

And CBC Music wants you to help conduct the interview.  

Over the course of the interview Lanois, who will be inducted in Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame this month, will guide us through five of his productions, and we want to present the best of your questions to him.  

Here is a list of the albums he'll be chatting about, in chronological order:  

Brian Eno, Apollo (1983)

Bob Dylan, Oh Mercy (1989)

U2, Achtung Baby (1991)

Brandon Flowers, Flamingo (2010)

Neil Young, Le Noise (2010)

To have your questions considered, name the album and post your question to the comments below, or send it via Twitter using the hashtag #CBCAskLanois. You can also submit your question via email to singersongwriter@cbc.ca.

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Tired and retired
#1 posted by
Tired and retired
on Mar 09, 2012

Oh Mercy

Daniel, there seemed to be a diiferent "flavour" to Bob's voice on "Oh Mercy". What do you attribute this to?

Thanks....

zoot aloors
#2 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

I'd much rather hear a story about R3 Artists with whom Lanois had recorded - Simply Saucer http://r3.ca/0MnV in the early days, with his brother Bob, in 1970's-era Hamilton, ON.

But go ahead, enjoy yourselves!

zoot aloors
#3 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

re: Neil Young, Le Noise, who is now in possession of the guitar used by Neil for Le Noise? As I recall, it was Daniel's guitar early in the recording sessions, until Neil took it to such a new place.

(Hi tired and retired! good question!)

zoot aloors
#4 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 09, 2012

PS, The guitar in question was a Gretsch White Falcon, I believe, although Neil did a use a Guild acoustic of Daniel's as well.

Tired and retired
#5 posted by
Tired and retired
on Mar 09, 2012

Hi zoot...

Le Noise

Daniel, what year is that Gretsch? Any interesting history? 

cheers....

warrell
#6 posted by
warrell
on Mar 14, 2012

Daniel, 

Of all the mixing desks you've worked on what's your fav? What sessions were released from it? 

Cheers. 

zoot aloors
#7 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 14, 2012

re: Brian Eno, Apollo

You are much respected as a hands-on producer, and your expertise at creating textures in the studio have created a thread that can be seen since very early in your production career. You seemed to cross a threshold with your 1979 work with Eno, in that; the composition and technique ventured far beyond gaining an 'analog band' result, and into a more amorphous, ambitious realm. Was this a direct result of having access to Eno's cutting edge equipment and knowledge? Did you feel that you were creating a new genre with Apollo?

zoot aloors
#8 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 14, 2012

Apollo was 1983?? damn it so much...

andaoneandatwo
#9 posted by
andaoneandatwo
on Mar 15, 2012

Tansi, My name is Marek Tyler, a Cree man from Saskatchewan living and playing out of Victoria BC.

You've worked with drummer Brian Blade on various challenging and diverse albums and genres, my question is, what does Brian bring to the throne that works for you? Ah-hay,

Marek  

ubermiguel
#10 posted by
ubermiguel
on Mar 15, 2012

Achtung Baby & Le Noise; The Edge and Neil Young are two of my favourite guitarists, but they clearly have different approaches to playing guitar (especially when it comes to effects).  Do you see any commonality between the two in their approach to the instrument?

HayleyBoulicault
#11 posted by
HayleyBoulicault
on Mar 16, 2012

On Brandon Flowers' album Flamingo... I read that at first people didn't have a lot of faith in the solo album and thought it would fail. Did you ever heave any doubts while making it? Why or why not? 

Derek Lindner
#12 posted by
Derek Lindner
on Mar 16, 2012

Have you ever thought of reproducing a whole album,

with a different artist covering or remixing all of the songs.

Cheers from the BC Interior

Tired and retired
#13 posted by
Tired and retired
on Mar 16, 2012

@Derek Lindner.... off topic, but along those lines, Thea Gilmore has recently covered Bob Dylan's, "John Wesley Harding" ....same album title, same songs. It's cool!

cheers

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