Album Packages for Reckless Kelly and Paul McCartney & Wings Win Grammy Awards

活动|The FontFeed|Yves Peters 2014-01-28 06:51:54

Yesterday The Recording Academy presented the 56th Grammy Awards, honouring "artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". Although the validity of the awards often is contested, the awards show is known for featuring surprising musical collaborations. Yesterday's show however had possibly the most emotionally powerful and uplifting performance I have ever seen at an awards show. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Same Love featuring Mary Lambert segued into a magical and moving moment – Queen Latifah officiating the weddings of 33 couples onstage. Not the wedding ceremony itself made the moment memorable, but the fact that many (most?) of the couples were non-traditional: same sex, transgender… These are moments where I don't want to be cynical and simply see this as a strong message towards regimes that are dialing back gay rights. Remember I am a native of the second country worldwide after The Netherlands to legalise same sex marriage back in 2003. Regarding the sad, sad people who oppose same sex and transgender marriage, I am persuaded that one day we will look back on their futile attempts with pity, exactly in the same way we now look back on those poor misguided souls who opposed mixed race marriages half a century ago. Video after the jump; have your tissues handy.

Below is an overview of the nominees and winners of categories that are of interest for our My Type of Music-loving readers: categories 63 and 64, respectively Best Recording Package and Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package, and categories 81 and 82, for Best Short Form Music Video and Best Long Form Music Video.

Best Recording Package

Reckless Kelly's Long Night Moon album cover in normal light

Reckless Kelly's Long Night Moon album cover in LED UV light

Reckless Kelly |Long Night Moon[winner]

The packaging on the Backstage Design Studio website.

Art Directors | Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds

Label | No Big Deal Records

Geneseo |Automatic Music Can Be Fun

Art Directors | Mike Brown, Zac DeCamp, Brian Grunert & Annie Stoll

Label | Temperamental Recordings

Jay Z |Magna Carta… Holy Grail

Art Director | Brian Roettinger

Label | Roc Nation

Metallica |Through The Never(Music From The Motion Picture)

Art Directors | Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat, Brian Steele & David Turner

Label | Blackened Recordings

David Bowie |The Next Day

The concept is explained and the packaging shown on the Barnbrookblog. The typeface is Doctrine.

Art Director | Jonathan Barnbrook

Label | Columbia Records

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Paul McCartney And Wings |Wings Over America(Deluxe Edition) [winner]

Art Directors | Simon Earith & James Musgrave

Label | Hear Music

The Rolling Stones |The Brussels Affair

Art Directors | Charles Dooher & Scott Sandler

Label | Rolling Stones Records

Mayer Hawthorne |How Do You Do(Limited Edition Box Set)

Art Director | Mayer Hawthorne

Label | Universal Republic

Mumford & Sons |The Road To Red Rocks(Special Edition)

Art Director | Ross Stirling

Label | Glassnote Records

The Smith Tapes

Art Director | Masaki Koike

Label | The Smith Tapes

Best Music Video

Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z |Suit & Tie[winner]

Video Director | David Fincher

Video Producer | Timory King

Label | RCA Records

Capital Cities |Safe And Sound

Video Director | Grady Hall

Video Producers | Buddy Enright, Javier Jimenez, Danny Lockwood & Daniel Weisman

Label | Capitol Records

Jay Z |Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film

Video Director | Mark Romanek

Video Producers | Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry

Label | Roc Nation

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton |Can't Hold Us

Video Directors | Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis

Video Producers | Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig

Label | Macklemore LLC

Jack White |I'm Shakin'

Video Director | Dori Oskowitz

Video Producer | Saul Levitz & Candice OvaKnine

Label | Columbia Records

Best Music Film

Paul McCartney |Live Kisses

Video Director | Jonas Åkerlund

Video Producers | Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger

Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Coldplay |Live 2012

Video Director | Paul Dugdale

Video Producer | Jim Parsons

Label | Capitol

Green Day |¡Cuatro!

Video Director | Tim Wheeler

Video Producer | Tim Lynch

Label | Reprise

Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite |I'm In I'm Out And I'm Gone: The Making Of Get Up!

Video Director | Danny Clinch

Video Producer | Ben Harper

Label | Stax

Mumford & Sons |The Road To Red Rocks

Video Director | Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott

Video Producer | Dan Bowen

Label | Glassnote Records