Stephanie Zacharek
April 02, 1993 AT 05:00 AM EST

For the Beauty of Wynona

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Daniel Lanois
Producers
Warner Bros.
genre
Folk, Rock

We gave it a B

The second record from ace producer-performer Daniel Lanois has the hypnotic power of a slow-burning candle: For the Beauty of Wynona‘s lush, soft-focus beauty can be riveting, or it can put you right to sleep. Lanois folds Indian, Middle Eastern, and African flavors into folk and laid-back, bluesy rock, with meticulous layering of guitar, percussion, and sleepy-eyed voice. And as lumbering and logy as some of the melodies are, you can’t help wondering what kind of dreams they’d induce. B

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