Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album

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Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album
Awarded forquality albums recorded and/or mixed in surround sound (classical and non-classical)
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2005

The Grammy Award for "Best Surround Sound Album" was first awarded in 2005, as the first category in a new "Surround Sound" field.

This field currently holds the Best Surround Sound Album award as its sole category.

It is one of a few categories which are open to both classical and non-classical recordings, new or re-issued. To qualify for this category, the recording must be in surround quality (with a minimum of four channels). The recordings must be commercially available on either DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, Blu-ray, SACD or surround download. The award goes to the surround engineer(s), the surround mastering engineer(s) (if any) and the surround sound producer(s) (if any). Performing artists do not receive the award, except if they are also the surround (mastering) engineer or the surround sound producer.

The category will be renamed Best Immersive Audio Album in 2019. [1]

Winners & Nominees[edit]

Legend: * = Surround Mix Engineer / ** = Surround Mastering Engineer / *** = Surround Producer. Performing artists in brackets.

Year Winner(s) Title Performing artist(s) Nominees Ref.
2005 Al Schmitt*, Robert Hadley & Doug Sax**, John Burk, Phil Ramone & Herbert Walf*** Genius Loves Company Ray Charles & Various Artists

2006 Chuck Ainlay*, Bob Ludwig**, Chuck Ainlay & Mark Knopfler*** Brothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary Edition Dire Straits

2007 Elliot Scheiner*, Darcy Proper**, Donald Fagen*** Morph The Cat Donald Fagen

2008 Paul Hicks*, Tim Young**, George Martin & Giles Martin*** Love The Beatles

2009 Michael Bishop*/**, Robert Woods*** Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition; Night On Bald Mountain; Prelude To Khovanshchina Paavo Järvi & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

2010 Michael Bishop*/**, Elaine Martone*** Transmigration Robert Spano & The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses

2011 Keith O. Johnson*/**, David Frost*** Britten's Orchestra Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony

2012 Elliot Scheiner*, Bob Ludwig**, Bill Levenson & Elliot Scheiner*** Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition) Derek & The Dominos

2013 Jim Anderson*, Darcy Proper**, Michael Friedman*** Modern Cool Patricia Barber

2014 Al Schmitt* & Tommy LiPuma*** Live Kisses Paul McCartney

2015 Elliot Scheiner(*), Tom Coyne(**), Beyoncé Knowles(***) Beyoncé Beyoncé

2016 James Guthrie (*/**/***) & Joel Plante (**) Amused To Death Roger Waters
  • Morten Lindberg*/**/*** for Amdahl: Astrognosia & Aesop (Ingar Heine Bergby & Norwegian Radio Orchestra)
  • Morten Lindberg*/**/*** for Magnificat (Øyvind Gimse, Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene) composed by Kim André Arnesen
  • Erdo Groot*/**, Philip Traugott*** for Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 (Paavo Järvi & Russian National Orchestra)
  • Morten Lindberg*/**/*** for Spes (Tove Ramlo-Ystad & Cantus)

2017 Alexander Lipay*, Dmitriy Lipay*/**/*** Dutilleux: Sur le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystères de l'Instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement Ludovic Morlot & the Seattle Symphony

2018 Jim Anderson*/Darcy Proper**/Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom*** Early Americans Jane Ira Bloom


Legend: * = Surround Mix Engineer / ** = Surround Mastering Engineer / *** = Surround Producer


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