Records critically-acclaimed instrumental LP, Belladonna
Picks up Album of the Year Grammy Award for work on Bob Dylan's Time Out Of Mind
Releases solo debut Acadia
Works with Brian Eno on U2's The Unforgettable Fire
"I want to make records that have beauty in a small part of the picture. A beautiful flower in the corner of a picture of a dirty railway track will show up much more than if it was placed in the corner of a beautiful picture." Lanois quoted on SoundonSound, September 1994.
Lanois released his memoirs, Soul Mining: A Musical Life, in 2009.
"I tend to think in a non-linear way. And chronology doesn't come into play for the creation of music, so I decided to work that way. It's probably also just the acid kicking back in." Lanois quoted in Rolling Stone, Nov. 15, 2010.