Daniel Lanois gets control

According to his web site, überproducer and occasionally brilliant ambient-roots solo artist Daniel Lanois has regained ownership of his first album, Acadie. It’s available from his site as well as from eMusic.

Lanois seems to be focusing some attention on his solo career after a long hiatus, punctuated only by his uneven 2003 release Shine (I liked the track “Fire,” which I included on my 2003 mix cd A page I was meaning to send her, but Lanois-does-reggae can only be described as a disappointment). He also released an instrumental album this week called Belladonna. I’m listening now; it strongly recalls the early 80s instrumental work that he did with Brian Eno and Harold Budd, which is in my opinion a Really Good Thing.