Album Packages for Arcade Fire and Bruce Springsteen Win Grammy Awards

Yesterday, Sunday February 12, The Recording Academy presented the 54th Grammy Awards, honouring “artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”. Let’s take a look at the nominees and winners of categories that are of interest for our My Type of Music-loving readers.

This year the Grammy Awards cut 31 categories in a big overhaul, reducing the number of categories from 109 to 78. The most important change was the elimination of the distinction between male and female soloists and between collaborations and duo/groups in various genre fields (pop, rock, R&B, country and rap). Also, several categories for instrumental soloists were discontinued. Recordings in these categories now fall under the general categories for best solo performances. In the list of nominees and winners, the ones that interest us most on The FontFeed are of course categories 60 and 61, respectively Best Recording Package and Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package, and categories 77 and 78, for Best Short Form Music Video and Best Long Form Music Video. Here they are:

Best Recording Package

  • Arcade Fire | Scenes From The Suburbs [ WINNER ]
    Art director | Caroline Robert
    Label | Merge Records

The album artwork for The Suburbs was released in eight different versions, with photographs by Gabriel Jones and art direction by Vincent Morisset. It was featured in the August 2010 episode of My Type of Music.

  • Chickenfoot | Chickenfoot III
    Art director | Todd Gallopo
    Label | eOne Music

The album artwork for Chickenfoot III uses Bank Gothic. It was featured in the September 2011 episode of My Type of Music.

  • Reckless Kelly | Good Luck & True Love
    Art directors | Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds
    Label | No Big Deal Records

  • J.Viewz | Rivers And Homes
    Art director | Jonathan Dagan
    Label | Jorjia Music

  • Jay-Z & Kanye West | Watch The Throne
    Art directors | Virgil Abloh & Riccardo Tisci
    Label | Def Jam

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Bruce Springsteen | The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story [ WINNER ]
    Art directors | Dave Bett & Michelle Holme
    Label | Columbia Records

  • Radiohead | The King Of Limbs
    Art directors | Donald Twain & Zachariah Wildwood
    Label | ATO Records

  • Danny Elfman & Tim Burton | 25th Anniversary Music Box
    Art directors | Matt Taylor & Ellen Wakayama
    Label | WB

  • Sting | 25 Years
    Art director | James Spindler
    Label | A&M Records/Cherrytree Records/UMe

  • Wingless Angels | Wingless Angels – Deluxe Edition
    Art director | David Gorman
    Label | Mindless Records, LLC

Best Short Form Music Video

  • Adele | Rolling In The Deep [ WINNER ]
    Video director | Sam Brown
    Video producer | Hannah Chandler
    Label | XL Recordings/Columbia Records

  • Memory Tapes | Yes I Know
    Video director & producer | Eric Epstein
    Label | Carpark Records

  • OK Go | All Is Not Lost
    Video directors | Itamar Kubovy, Damian Kulash Jr & Trish Sie
    Video producer | Shirley Moyers
    Label | Paracadute

  • Radiohead | Lotus Flower
    Video director & producer | Garth Jennings
    Label | XL/TBD Records

  • Skrillex | First Of The Year (Equinox)
    Video director | Tony Truand
    Video producers | David Gitlis & Noah Klein
    Label | Big Beat/Atlantic

  • “Weird Al” Yankovic | Perform This Way
    Video director | “Weird Al” Yankovic
    Video producer | Cisco Newman
    Label | Jive Records

Best Long Form Music Video

  • Foo Fighters | Foo Fighters: Back And Forth [ WINNER ]
    Video director | James Moll
    Video producers | James Moll & Nigel Sinclair
    Label | Exclusive Media Group/RCA Records/Back & Fort

  • Beyoncé | I Am…World Tour
    Video directors | Ed Burke, Frank Gatson Jr. & Beyoncé Knowles
    Video producers | Beyoncé Knowles & Camille Yorrick
    Label | Columbia Records/Music World

  • Kings Of Leon | Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon
    Video director | Stephen C. Mitchell
    Video producer | Casey McGrath
    Label | RCA/Kings of Leon

  • A Tribe Called Quest | Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest
    Video director | Michael Rapaport
    Video producers | Robert Benavides, Debra Koffler, Eric Matthies, Frank Mele, Edward Parks & A Tribe Called Quest
    Label | Jive/Legacy

  • TV On The Radio | Nine Types Of Light
    Video director | Tunde Adebimpe
    Video director | Michelle An & Caren Braj, Video producers
    Label | Interscope/Geffen/A&M

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2 Comments:

  1. wow…Weird Al Yankovic, still exists, awarded??? Well, USA is a strange country indeed. And Yves – you didn’t said even a single word about Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne cover :)

    Posted by Ivan Filipov on Feb. 16, 2012
  2. That’s because it is one of the most preposterous album covers I ever laid my eyes upon. What the hell were they thinking!? : D

    Posted by Yves Peters on Feb. 17, 2012

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