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Michael Brook's Eclectic Rock Tribute

Michael Brook's collaborations with musicians from around the world have made him one of the most sought-after producers in the music industry.

Also a composer, guitarist and inventor of the "infinite guitar" (featured in the U2 song "With or Without You"), Brook brings his own talents to the table.

On his new CD, RockPaperScissors, he works with Lebanese violinist Claude Chalhoub, singer Lisa Germano, Blue Nile vocalist Paul Buchanan and English singer Ben Christophers.

The album, which he dubs "an affectionate but also at times tongue-in-cheek look at rock music," is an eclectic nod to artists both living and dead. Tracks include the voice of the late Richard Burton reciting Dylan Thomas; a traditional Bulgarian choir; and the late Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

The acclaimed producer used to be an engineer in producer Daniel Lanois' studio, and he has worked with Brian Eno. He recently composed the soundtrack for the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

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Liane Hansen
Liane Hansen has been the host of NPR's award-winning Weekend Edition Sunday for 20 years. She brings to her position an extensive background in broadcast journalism, including work as a radio producer, reporter, and on-air host at both the local and national level. The program has covered such breaking news stories as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the capture of Saddam Hussein, the deaths of Princess Diana and John F. Kennedy, Jr., and the Columbia shuttle tragedy. In 2004, Liane was granted an exclusive interview with former weapons inspector David Kay prior to his report on the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The show also won the James Beard award for best radio program on food for a report on SPAM.

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