15 April 2002
Lanois Honoured in Canada
Longtime U2 producer Daniel Lanois has been inducted into the Canadian Hall
of Fame at the annual JUNOS.
In a video taped specially for the event, Larry, Adam and Edge sang 'Danny
Boy' while Bono thanked the producer for his work with U2 over eighteen
Calling him an 'extraordinarily gifted man and musician,' he said, 'From
you we have our best work < under the threat of violence of course.'
With Larry and Edge humming, Bono continued: 'Dan. How could we put it into
words? It's Impossible. And so we sing to
you of extraordinary times that we've spent together at work in the studio
and at play around the city of Dublin. Where they still talk of you in the
cafes and the bars and the botanical gardens where you would often go to
photograph small shrubbery.
'To sing to you Danny Lanois, an extraordinary gifted man, musician, and
thug. God bless you and all who sail in you. Canada is lucky to have you.
'Your country doesn't need you. We do. God Bless Danny Boy Lanois.'
The video tribute also including testimonials from Peter Gabriel, Emmylou
Harris and Willie Nelson. And for the first time in the history of the
annual JUNOS, an inductee into the
Canadian Music Hall also received an award - Lanois was presented with
the Jack Richardson Best Producer award for his work on "Beautiful Day" and
"Elevation" from All That You Can't Leave Behind.
U2 were again on video to thank promoter Michael Cohl, another Hall of Fame
inductee, who promoted PopMart in 1997-98. This time they reinterpreted
another traditional tune - 'Michael Cohl the Boat Ashore, Hallelujah!'
Twenty-eight JUNO Awards were handed out at St. John's Convention Centre in
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. A complete list of the can be found
More on Danny Lanois at www.daniellanois.com