Album Packages for Björk and Woody Guthrie Win Grammy Awards

Last weekend, on Sunday February 10, The Recording Academy presented the 55th Grammy Awards, honouring “artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”. I am briefly taking some time off from our Valentype contest – only two days left to send in those submissions! – to give an overview of the nominees and winners of categories that are of interest for our My Type of Music-loving readers: 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.

Best Recording Package

  • Björk | Biophilia [ WINNER ]

Art Directors | Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak
Label | One Little Indian / Nonesuch

  • Alabama Shakes | Boys & Girls

Art Director | Brett Kilroe
Label | ATO Records

  • Aimee Mann | Charmer

Art Director | Gail Marowitz
Label | SuperEgo Records

  • David Byrne & St. Vincent | Love This Giant

Art Director | Noah Wall
Label | 4AD

  • Dirty Projectors | Swing Lo Magellan

Art Director | David Longstreth
Label | Domino Recording Company

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Woody Guthrie | Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection [ WINNER ]

Art Director | Fritz Klaetke
Label | Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross | The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)

Art Director | Rob Sheridan
Label | Null/Madison Gate Records

  • Ben Kweller | Go Fly A Kite

Art Directors | Kate Iltis, Ben Kweller, Liz Kweller, Erin Mayes
Label | The Noise Company

  • Paul And Linda McCartney | Ram – Paul McCartney Archive Collection (Deluxe Edition)

Art Directors | Simon Earith & James Musgrave
Label | Hear Music

  • The Rolling Stones | Some Girls: Super Deluxe Edition

Art Directors | Stephen Kennedy & Jimmy Tilley
Label | UMe/Universal Republic

Best Short Form Music Video

  • Rihanna Ft. Calvin Harris | We Found Love [ WINNER ]

Video Director | Melina Matsoukas
Video Producers | Juliette Larthe, Ben Sullivan, Candice Ouaknine & Inga Veronique
Label | Def Jam

  • Foster The People | Houdini

Video Director | Daniels
Video Producers | Gaetano Crupi, Saul Levitz & Candice Ovaknine
Label | Columbia

  • Jay-Z & Kanye West Ft. Frank Ocean & The-Dream | No Church In The Wild

Video Director | Romain Gavras
Video Producer | Mourad Belkeddar
Label | Def Jam

  • M.I.A. | Bad Girls

Video Director & Producer | Romain Gavras
Label | N.E.E.T./Interscope

  • Woodkid | Run Boy Run

Yoann Lemoine, video director; Roman Pichon, video producer
Label: Green United Music

Best Long Form Music Video

  • Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show | Big Easy Express

Video Director | Emmett Malloy
Video Producers | Bryan Ling, Mike Luba & Tim Lynch
Label | S2BN Films

  • Sade | Bring Me Home – Live 2011

Video Director | Sophie Muller
Video Producers | Roger Davies, Grant Jue & Sophie Muller
Label | Epic

  • Esperanza Spalding | Radio Music Society

Video Director | Pilar Sanz
Video Producer | Esperanza Spalding, video producer
Label | Heads Up International/Montuno Producciones/Esperanza Spalding Productions

  • Tegan & Sara | Get Along

Video Directors | Danny O’Malley, Salazar & Elinor Svoboda
Video Producers | Nick Blasko, Piers Henwood, Sara Quin & Tegan Quin
Label | Warner Bros.

  • U2 | From The Sky Down

Video Director | Davis Guggenheim
Video Producers | Belisa Balaban, Brian Celler, Davis Guggenheim & Ted Skillman
Label | UMe/Interscope/UMG/Mercury

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