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For the Beauty of Wynona


Download links and information about For the Beauty of Wynona by Daniel Lanois. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 55:01 minutes.

Artist: Daniel Lanois
Release date: 1993
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 55:01
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No. Title Length
1. The Messenger 5:27
2. Brother L.A. 4:18
3. Still Learning How to Crawl 5:18
4. Beatrice 4:22
5. Waiting 1:59
6. The Collection of Marie Claire 4:16
7. Death of a Train 5:47
8. The Unbreakable Chain 4:19
9. Lotta Love to Give 3:38
10. Indian Red 3:47
11. Sleeping In the Devil's Bed 3:03
12. For the Beauty of Wynona 5:52
13. Rocky World 2:55



While it displays its author’s trademark atmospherics in abundance, For the Beauty of Wynona is a much more direct album than its predecessors. While Daniel Lanois is rightly famous for being able to generate melodies and rhythms from nothing more than the moisture in the air, songs like “Brother L.A.,” “Still Learning How to Crawl,” and “Lotta Love to Give” have a grit and propulsion that was a new look for Lanois. Rather than construct songs in layers, as one might paint on canvas, Lanois worked with a live band for Wynona, which gives the performances an old-fashioned spontaneity. As always, Lanois’ past collaborators left their mark on this work, and in the songs one hears reflections of U2 (“Waiting”), Bob Dylan (“Rocky World,” “The Unbreakable Chain”), and The Neville Brothers (“Indian Red”). At the foundation is American roots music: folk, country, and blues. The pleasure of Wynona is the way it combines otherworldly ambiance with the pared-down song structures of R&B, generating standouts like “The Messenger,” “Death of a Train,” and “Sleeping in the Devil’s Bed.”