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Safely tucked underneath a controversial slate of Grammy nominations in the major categories – seriously, Rihanna’s Loud got an Album of the Year nod and Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy didn’t? – there were a fantastic batch of reissue and box set-oriented nominations in this year’s 54th annual ceremony.

Without further pithy commentary, here they are:

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Radiohead, The King of Limbs (ATO Records)
Donald Twain & Zachariah Wildwood, art directors

Bruce Springsteen, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story (Columbia/Legacy)
Dave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors

Danny Elfman and Tim Burton, The 25th Anniversary Music Box (Warner Bros.)
Matt Taylor & Ellen Wakayama, art directors

Sting, 25 Years (A&M Records/Cherrytree Records/UMe)
James Spindler, art director

Wingless Angels, Wingless Angels: Deluxe Edition (Mindless Records, LLC)
David Gorman, art director

Best Album Notes

Neil Diamond, The Bang Years 1966-1968 (Columbia/Legacy)
Neil Diamond, writer

Various Artists, The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music (Bear Family)
Ted Olsen and Tony Russell, writers

Syl Johnson, Complete Mythology (The Numero Group)
Ken Shipley, writer

Various Artists, Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s (Arhoolie Records)
Adam Machado, writer

Various Artists, The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B and Soulful Sounds from Berkeley, California 1950-75 (Ace)
Alec Palao, writer

Best Historical Album

Paul McCartney & Wings, Band on the Run: The Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition (MPL/Hear Music/Concord)
Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers

Various Artists, The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music (Bear Family)
Christopher C. King and Ted Olsen, compilation producers; Christopher C. King and Chris Zwarg, mastering engineers

Syl Johnson, Complete Mythology (The Numero Group)
Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, mastering engineer

Various Artists, Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s (Arhoolie Records)
Chris Strachwitz, compilation producer; Mike Cogan, mastering engineer

Elvis Presley, Young Man with the Big Beat: The Complete ’56 Elvis Presley Masters (RCA/Legacy)
Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, compilation producer; Vic Anesini, mastering engineer

Again, a huge congratulations to the winners.

Written by Mike Duquette

December 1, 2011 at 09:03

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