Album Packages For The Black Keys And The White Stripes Win Grammy Awards

Past Sunday February 13, The Recording Academy presented the 53rd Grammy Awards, honouring “artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position”. In light of the countless incomprehensible attributions in its rich history we could debate the relevance of the Grammies for hours at end. Instead let’s just take a look at the nominees and winners of categories that are of interest for our My Type of Music-loving readers.

In the list of nominees and winners, the ones that interest us most on The FontFeed are of course Field 22 – Package with the categories 87 and 88, for Best Recording Package and Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package, and Field 29 – Music Video with the categories 108 and 109, for Best Short Form Music Video and Best Long Form Music Video. Here they are:

Best Recording Package

  • The Black Keys | Brothers [ WINNER ]
    Art director | Michael Carney
    Label | Nonesuch

  • Oh No Ono | Eggs
    Art directors | Malene Mathiasson, Malthe Fischer, Kristoffer Rom, Nis Svoldgård & Aske Zidore
    Label | Friendly Fire Recordings

  • Anaïs Mitchell | Hadestown
    Art director | Brian Grunert
    Label | Righteous Babe Records

  • Devendra Banhart | What Will We Be
    Art directors | Devendra Banhart & Jon Beasley
    Label | Warner Bros.

  • Chip Taylor | Yonkers NY
    Art director | Andrew Taray
    Label | Train Wreck Records

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • The White Stripes | Under Great White Northern Lights [ WINNER ]
    (Limited Edition Box Set)
    Art directors | Rob Jones & Jack White III
    Label | Third Man/Warner Bros.

  • Various Artists | Light: On The South Side
    Art directors | Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley
    Label | The Numero Group

  • The Pixies | Minotaur (Deluxe Edition)
    Art directors | Jeff Anderson & Vaughan Oliver
    Label | Artist In Residence

  • Voormann & Friends | A Sideman’s Journey
    (Limited Collector’s Super Deluxe Box Set)
    Art directors | Daniel Reiss & Klaus Voormann
    Label | UMe/USM/Mercury

  • Various Artists | Story Island
    Art director | Qing-Yang Xiao
    Label | Wind Music

Best Short Form Music Video

For an individual track or single promotional clip. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer.

  • Lady Gaga | Bad Romance [ WINNER ]
    Video director | Francis Lawrence
    Video producer | Heather Heller
    Label | Streamline/Interscope/KonLive/Cherrytree

  • Johnny Cash | Ain’t No Grave / The Johnny Cash Project
    Video director | Chris Milk
    Video producers | Jennifer Heath, Aaron Koblin & Rick Rubin
    Label | American/Universal

  • Eminem featuring Rihanna | Love The Way You Lie (Explicit Version)
    Video director | Joseph Kahn
    Video producer | Maryann Tanedo
    Label | Aftermath

  • Gorillaz featuring Mos Def & Bobby Womack | Stylo
    Video directors | Pete Candeland & Jamie Hewlett
    Video producer | Cara Speller
    Label | Virgin Records

  • Cee Lo Green | F*** You
    Video director | Matt Stawski
    Video producer | Paul Bock
    Label | Elektra

Best Long Form Music Video

For video album packages consisting of more than one song or track. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer of at least 51% of the total playing time.

  • The Doors | When You’re Strange [ WINNER ]
    Video director | Tom Dicillo
    Video producer | John Beug, Jeff Jampol, Peter Jankowski & Dick Wolf
    Label | Eagle Vision

  • Blur | No Distance Left To Run
    Video directors | Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern & Giorgio Testi
    Video producers | Thomas Benski, Laura Collins & Lucas Ochoa
    Label | Parlophone/EMI

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  • Arif Mardin | The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story
    Doug Biro & Joe Mardin
    Video directors | Doug Biro & Joe Mardin
    Video producers |
    Label | Nunoise Records

  • Rush | Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage
    Video directors | Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen
    Video producers | Sam Dunn & Scot McFadyen
    Label | Zoe

  • The White Stripes | Under Great White Northern Lights
    Video director | Emmett Malloy
    Video producers | Ian Montone & Mike Sarkissian
    Label | Third Man/Warner Bros.

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