Surround Music Award 2005 Nominees Announced

December 1, in DVD-Audio News, Features

Surround Music Awards: The list of nominees for this year’s event have been announced by CMP Entertainment Media, producers of the Surround Music Awards (SMAs), which is taking place December 15, 2005 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The fourth annual SMAs are presented by surround sound pioneers DTS.

The finalists were chosen from more than 100 submissions, and are being judged by a distinguished panel of surround sound journalists and producers.

In addition to the judged awards, there are several awards decided by the SMA Steering Committee and one award chosen by the public.

This year, the SMA Steering Committee will award Phil Ramone the Surround Pioneer Award and Jackson Browne the Surround Artist of the year Award.

The public is eligible to vote for the Listener’s Choice Award, which is presented by High Fidelity Review. Voting is now closed for this award and the result will be announced at the ceremony.

The winners will be announced at the gala event taking place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 15, the first night of the two-day Surround 2005 Conference and Showcase. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Surround Music
Awards, visit http://www.surroundexpo.com/

This year’s nominated titles are as follows:

Best Additional Features

  • A High Resolution Music Experience; Various Artists [AIX Records]
  • Guero; Beck [IGA/Interscope]
  • Rumor Mill; The Carl Verheyen Band [AIX Records]
  • Running on Empty; Jackson Browne [Rhino Entertainment]
  • Sheafs are Dancing/tancolnak a kazlak; Djabe [Gramy Records]

Best Concert Video

  • Coltrane’s A Love Supreme Live in Amsterdam; Branford Marsalis [Marsalis Music]
  • Grateful Dead Movie; Grateful Dead [Monterey Home Video]
  • Live at the Apollo; Ben Harper & the Blind Boys of Alabama [5.1 Production Services]
  • Poncho at Montreux; Poncho Sanchez [Concord Picante/5.1 Production Services]
  • The Making of a Performance: Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony; The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas [SFS Media]

Best DualDisc Release

  • Feels Like Family; Lauren Ellis [Silverline Records]
  • Never Gone; Backstreet Boys [Jive]
  • Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set; Talking Heads [Rhino Entertainment]
  • The Downward Spiral; Nine Inch Nails [IGA]
  • With Teeth; Nine Inch Nails [IGA]

Best Made for Surround Title

  • Crossing; David Elias [Sketti Sandwich Productions]
  • Deadwing; Porcupine Tree [DTS Entertainment]
  • Guero; Beck [IGA/Interscope]
  • With Teeth; Nine Inch Nails [IGA]
  • Poncho at Montreux; Poncho Sanchez [Silverline Records]

Best Menu Design

  • A High Resolution Music Experience; Various Artists [AIX Records]
  • Deadwing; Porcupine Tree [DTS Entertainment]
  • Guero; Beck [IGA/Interscope]
  • Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set; Talking Heads [Rhino Entertainment]

Best Mix: Non-Orchestral

  • Crossing; David Elias [Sketti Sandwich Productions]
  • Genius Loves Company; Ray Charles [Concord Records/Hear Music]
  • Girl in the Other Room; Diana Krall [Verve]
  • Running on Empty; Jackson Browne [Rhino Entertainment]
  • Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set; Talking Heads [Rhino Entertainment]

Best Mix: Orchestral

  • Reich at the Roxy; Alarm Will Sound [Sweetspot Music]
  • Rosza: Ben-Hur Suite, Cincinnati Pops [Telarc]
  • Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, London Symphony Orchestra [DTS Entertainment]
  • The Making of a Performance: Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony; The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas [SFS Media]

Best Multichannel Reissue

  • 461 Ocean Blvd.; Eric Clapton [Polydor/Chronicles]
  • Captain Fantastic; Elton John [UME/Chronicles]
  • Singles 1969–1981; The Carpenters [A&M/Chronicles/UME]
  • Tumbleweed Connection; Elton John [UME/Chronicles]
  • Willy Porter; Willy Porter [Six Degrees Records]

Best Standard Resolution Title

  • Deadwing; Porcupine Tree [DTS Entertainment]
  • In Search Of…; N.E.R.D. [Virgin Records/DTS]
  • One Soul; E3 [Sweet Spot Music Group/3 Bone Audio, Inc.]
  • Play; Peter Gabriel [Rhino Entertainment]
  • Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set; Talking Heads [Rhino Entertainment]

Horizon Award (Best Newcomer to Surround)

  • Be My Love; Kip Wilborn [sam n rose, inc.]
  • Bold and Terrible; Pentamental [Subternal]
  • Feels Like Family; Lauren Ellis [Silverline Records]
  • Poncho at Montreux; Poncho Sanchez [Silverline Records]
  • The Downward Spiral; Nine Inch Nails [IGA]
  • The Making of a Performance: Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony; The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas [SFS Media]

Most Adventurous Mix

  • Coltrane’s A Love Supreme Live in Amsterdam; Branford Marsalis [Marsalis Music]
  • Guero; Beck [IGA/Interscope]
  • In Search Of…; N.E.R.D. [Virgin Records/DTS]
  • Talking Heads DualDisc Box Set; Talking Heads [Rhino Entertainment]
  • With Teeth; Nine Inch Nails [IGA]

Listener’s Choice Award

  • Brothers in Arms; Dire Straits [Warner Bros.]
  • Crossing; David Elias [Sketti Sandwich Productions]
  • Master of Disaster; John Hiatt [New West]
  • Music for Organ, Brass & Timpani; Anthony Newman & the Graham Ashton Ensemble [Sonoma]
  • Brick; Talking Heads [Rhino]
  • Something to Be; Rob Thomas [Atlantic Records]

The Surround Music Awards honor the year’s finest surround music productions, and are part of the Surround 2005 Conference and Showcase, which takes place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 15–16, 2005.

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