"Jolie Louise" - Lanois, Daniel


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Jolie Louise (Studio Version) (2:41)
Under a Stormy Sky (2:20) [German Release]
Oh Marie (3:13) [French Release]
Fais Do Do (2:12) [French Release]

Background Information

Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen played on two tracks on Daniel Lanois’ 1989 album “Acadie”. The two tracks were “Jolie Louise” and “Still Water”. As part of the promotion of the album, the song “Jolie Louise” was issued as a single in Europe, with one version appearing in France, and a different version in Germany. The German pressing featured a black and white cover, with a picture of Daniel Lanois staring towards us, and a panel on the left with the title and artist listed. In France, a black and white photo of Daniel looking down while playing guitar was used, and the cover has a blue border on both sides. The tracks are different on each release as well, with the English language track “Under a Stormy Sky” used on the German release, while the French release contained “Oh Marie” and “Fais Do Do”.

Lanois discussed the recording of the song in the original liner notes of “Acadie”: “This song came together quickly. The idea had been in my head for a while but the construction of it happened in two days. The initial recording was done with Malcolm on piano, me singing and knee slapping and Mark at the console. Later in Hamilton, at Grant Ave. Studio, Ed Roth played accordian. Adam and Larry did their parts in Dublin with Paul Barrett recording. We mixed it in New Orleans.”

The version of “Jolie Louise” appearing on the single was identical to the album version of the song.

Liner Notes

Jolie Louise:
Produced by Daniel Lanois. Recorded by Malcolm Burn and Mark Howard. Musical help and suggestion Malcolm Burn. Mixed by Malcolm Burn and Daniel Lanois with Mark Howard. Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana. Additional recording: Brian Eno’s Wilderness Studio, England, STS Studio, Ireland with Paul Barrett, Grant Avenue Studio, Canada. All songs written by Daniel Lanois, Upala/Hamstein (BMI).

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