Surround Music Award Winners 2002 Announced

The Surround Music Award winners were announced last night at a gala ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The Surround Music Awards were established by Surround 2002 producers United Entertainment Media, publisher of Surround Professional magazine together with media sponsors including High Fidelity Review, to honour excellence in the specific field of multi-channel and high-resolution music production. Winners were selected from a short-list of nominees by a panel of industry judges.

Check out our two awards galleries, and we’ll have more photographs and in-depth coverage of the event, which included an exclusive live performance by Graham Nash and David Crosby, in our forthcoming show report, but until then here’s a run-down of the winners, complete with on-line ordering links (US outlets):

Best of Show
Nitty Gritty Surround’ – John McEuen and Jimmy Ibbotson w/Jennifer Warnes [AIX Records – DVD-Audio]

Best Mix: Non-Orchestral
Ziroq’ – Ziroq [Silverline Records (5.1 Entertainment) – DVD-Audio]

Best Mix: Orchestral
Sibelius: Symphony No.2, Tubin: Symphony No.5’ – Paavo Jarvi/Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra [Telarc – SACD]

Most Adventurous Mix (Tie)
A Night at the Opera’ – Queen [DTS Entertainment – DVD-Audio]
Headhunters’ – Herbie Hancock [Sony (Legacy) – SACD]

Best Made for Surround Title
Lagq: Latin’ – Los Angeles Guitar Quartet [Telarc – SACD]

Best High-Resolution Stereo-only Program
Trio’ – Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis [Hi Res Music – DVD-Audio]

Best Standard Resolution Title
Music from Lifehouse’ – Pete Townshend [Eel Pie Productions/Image Entertainment – DVD-Video]

Best Menu Design
Awaken’ – Various [Electromatrix (5.1 Entertainment) – DVD-Audio]

Best Additional Features
Nitty Gritty Surround’ – John McEuen and Jimmy Ibbotson w/Jennifer Warnes [AIX Records – DVD-Audio]

Best Concert Video
Live at Royal Albert Hall’ – The Who and Special Guests [Image Entertainment – DVD-Video]

Best Multi-channel Re-issue (Tie)
JT’ – James Taylor [Sony (Columbia) – SACD]
American Beauty’ – Grateful Dead [Warner Bros. – DVD-Audio]

2002 Surround Artist of the Year
Graham Nash ‘Songs for Survivors’ [DTS Entertainment – DVD-Audio]

2002 Surround Pioneer Award
Elliott Scheiner