ACHOF Breaking News Update for February 24, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

ACHOF Breaking News Update for February 24, 2021

by Mike Goldstein, AlbumCoverHallofFame.com

Screen shot of 2020 Making Vinyl Packaging Awards ceremony on Zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATED WITH FULL RESULTS 2/26/21

At a ceremony hosted on Zoom (see link, below to watch a replay of the presentation) by renowned album cover art director Craig Braun, the producers and judges for the 4th annual Making Vinyl Packaging Awards announced the winners in each of the 16 categories included in the competition, with the top prize – the “Best In Show” award (formerly known as the “Alex Steinweiss Award”, named after the legendary “father of the modern album cover”) – going to Matt D’Amico (VP of Global Marketing and Product Development for Universal Music Enterprises – UME) and his team for their work on the humongous and impressive Flaming Pie Archive Collection Collector’s Edition box set for Paul McCartney.

Screen shot of the Making Vinyl “Best In Show” award for Paul McCartney’s Flaming Pie Archive Collection

Screen shot of the Making Vinyl “Best In Show” award for Paul McCartney’s Flaming Pie Archive Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can learn more about this product at https://www.flaming-pie.com/products/collectors-edition/ and watch an “unboxing video” hosted on YouTube at https://youtu.be/eJIFTsmlsv8

I hope to have more info and insights for you soon, including more of the details on the winners and runners up in all 16 categories but, in the meantime, three cheers for Matt/UME for this crowning achievement.

Here’s the official press release from the group, released immediately after the ceremonies ended, to which I’ve sprinkled in some pix shot off my monitor during the live event on Wednesday –

ORLANDO / NEW YORK– The best in vinyl records packaging was celebrated today at the Making Vinyl Packaging Awards Virtual Ceremony. The video replay of the ceremony is available at  (http://makingvinyl.com).

Now in its 4th year, the ‘Making Vinyl Packaging Awards’ garnered more than 219 entries in 15-categories that were then reviewed by more than 21 judges on both sides of the Atlantic.

The ceremony was hosted virtually by renowned packaging legend Craig Braun (the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers and Alice Cooper’s School’s Out) who’s been an actor for the past two decades.

The final round judges (Gail Marowitz, The Visual Strategist; Brian Schuman, Concord Music; Scott Pollack, A to Z Media; Sean Mosher-Smith, Echo Designlab, & Bryan Ekus, Making Vinyl) took turns announcing the winners and runners up.

The awards are part of Making Vinyl, the first B2B conference dedicated to the rebirth of the vinyl record industry, and produced by Colonial Manufacturing Cooperative, a buying collective among media manufacturers.

For more info about the awards: https://makingvinyl.com/packaging-awards/

LIST OF WINNERS & RUNNER-UPS, FOLLOWED BY SUBMITTING PARTY

BEST RECORD ART

    Why Me? Why Not. – LIAM GALLAGHER – WINNER – Warner Music

    Hollow Knight Piano Collections – David Peacock & Augustine Mayuga Gonzales – RUNNER-UP – Materia Collective LLC

BEST VINYL ALBUM LP COVER (ILLUSTRATION)

    Serpentine Prison – MATT BERNINGER  – WINNER – Concord

    Warren Zevon’s Greatest Hits (According To Judd Apatow) – WARREN ZEVON  – RUNNER-UP – Rhino Entertainment

BEST VINYL ALBUM LP COVER (PHOTOGRAPH)

Winner – Best Vinyl Album LP Cover (Photograph) – KiCk i – ARCA – XL Recordings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    KiCk i – ARCA – WINNER – XL Recordings

    Metz – Atlas Vending  – METZ – RUNNER-UP – Sub Pop Records

BEST VINYL DELUXE SET

Winner – Best Vinyl Deluxe Set – Prequelle Exalted – GHOST – Concord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Prequelle Exalted – GHOST – WINNER – Concord

    Flaming Pie Archive Collection – PAUL MCCARTNEY – RUNNER-UP – Universal Music Enterprises (UMe)

BEST VINYL GATEFOLD

Winner – Best Vinyl Gatefold – Battletoads: Smash Hits 2xLP – HOUSDEN & WISE – iam8bit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Battletoads: Smash Hits 2xLP – HOUSDEN & WISE – WINNER – iam8bit

    Kush & Orange Juice – WIZ KHALIFA – RUNNER-UP – Rostrum Records

BEST VINYL REISSUE PACKAGE

Winner – Best Vinyl Reissue Package – The Legendary Riverside Albums – CHET BAKER – Concord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    The Legendary Riverside Albums – CHET BAKER – WINNER – Concord

    Bachelor No. 2 (or the last remains of the dodo) – AIMEE MANN – RUNNER-UP – The Visual Strategist

BEST JAZZ, CLASSICAL or SPOKEN-WORD VINYL (NON-DELUXE) LP PACKAGE

    We’re New Again – A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven – GIL SCOTT -HERON / MAKAYA MCCRAVEN – WINNER – XL Recordings

    Untitled Goose Game Vinyl Soundtrack – GOLDING – RUNNER-UP – iam8bit

RECORD STORE DAY (VINYL)

Winner – Record Store Day (Vinyl) – Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 – VARIOUS ARTISTS – Captured Tracks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 – VARIOUS ARTISTS – WINNER – Captured Tracks

    Heart of Batman OST – MAKEUP & VANITY SET – RUNNER-UP – Sound Machine Records

BEST BOOK + MEDIA PACKAGE

    Conversation Piece – DAVID BOWIE – WINNER – Warner Music

    Lament (Deluxe Edition) – Touché Amoré – RUNNER-UP – Touché Amoré

SAVE THE EARTH AND HUMANITY (VINYL)

Winner – Save The Earth & Humanity (Vinyl) – McCartney III (333 Edition) – PAUL MCCARTNEY – Third Man Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    McCartney III (333 Edition) – PAUL MCCARTNEY – WINNER – Third Man Records

    Silence Is Not an Option (turn this up) – VARIOUS ARTISTS – RUNNER-UP – ATO Records / A to Z Media

THEY SAID IT COULDN’T BE DONE (VINYL)

Winner – They Said It Couldn’t Be Done (Vinyl) – Spirit World Field Guide – AESOP ROCK – Rhymesayers Entertainment & A TO Z MEDIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Spirit World Field Guide – AESOP ROCK – WINNER – Rhymesayers Entertainment & A TO Z MEDIA

    Amends (Deluxe Edition) – GREY DAZE – RUNNER-UP – Concord

BEST CD DELUXE SET

    GIANTS STADIUM: 1987, 1989, 1991 – GRATEFUL DEAD – WINNER – Rhino Entertainment

    The Divine Comedy – THE DIVINE COMEDY -RUNNER UP – Key Production

BEST CASSETTE PACKAGE

    Iconic Groove DCC Media Box – LIEBRAND – WINNER – DCC Museum

    Juicy Sonic Magic – THE NATIONAL – RUNNER-UP – The Collected Works

BEST 45-RPM (SINGLE) COVER

    It’s Bugsnax! 7″ Single – Kero Kero Bonito –WINNER – iam8bit

    Limelight – Touché Amoré – RUNNER-UP – Touché Amoré

THE ALEX STEINWEISS AWARD (BEST IN SHOW)

Flaming Pie Archive Collection – PAUL MCCARTNEY – WINNER – Universal Music Enterprises (UMe)

Once again, congratulations to all of the winners, runners-up, nominees and everyone else who worked so hard over the past year to keep the field of record packaging alive and well.

Making Vinyl Packaging Awards Overview – 2020 Entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

To let you watch the entire ceremony, the Making Vinyl folks have been kind enough to post a link to the approx. 18-minute video hosted on the Vimeo site – https://vimeo.com/516369641

You can learn more about the Making Vinyl Packaging Awards on their web site at https://makingvinyl.com/packaging-awards/

One response to “ACHOF Breaking News Update for February 24, 2021

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