Daniel Lanois To Release Deluxe Edition Of “Here Is What Is” March 17

Singer/songwriter/producer Daniel Lanois will release the Goldtop Edition of Here Is What Is on March 17 only at Redfloorrecords.com.  This limited edition CD/DVD release will feature over an hour of extra footage along with special packaging and inserts including a 12-page booklet with photos and lyrics, a set of three 5x7 photographs with one signed by Daniel, an exclusive Here Is What Is debossed Moleskin Cahier notebook (Daniel’s personal favorite), and a classic rock and roll button .  Lanois’ sixth studio album, Here Is What Is, will be available March 18 at retail.  In addition, Lanois’ film of the same name will be available on DVD on April 15 at traditional retail outlets via Redeye Distribution.
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Recorded in Toronto, Los Angeles and Shreveport with drummer Brian Blade and pianist Garth Hudson, Here Is What Is features a collection of viscerally powerful and beautiful new tracks.

From the simple “I Like That” to the roaring rendition of “This May Be The Last Time” led by Brian Blade’s father and his Zion Baptist Church, Here Is What Is captures Lanois’ signature musical sensibilities and songwriting abilities across a broad spectrum of musical genres.

The film Here Is What Is, debuted at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival, and will make its U.S. premiere at SXSW on March 9. Directed by Adam Vollick, Adam Samuels and Lanois, the documentary captures the art of making a record and gives an exclusive look over Lanois’ shoulder in the recording studio, something music fans and scholars have longed for – for more than twenty years.

Lanois began his career with an early ‘80s apprenticeship with Brian Eno, making some of the most influential avant garde music of all time. After producing artists such as Bob Dylan (Time Out of Mind), Peter Gabriel (So) and U2, including The Joshua Tree, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, Lanois released his third solo album Shine, which reveals a remarkable range of sounds, emotions and approaches to music making. The album followed his hotly anticipated 1989 solo debut Acadie and the 1993 release For The Beauty of Wynona. Lanois’ entire catalog of solo work, including Here Is What Is, is available at redfloorrecords.com.