The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, February 13th. Of the over 100 categories, the award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical is often overshadowed by many of the other awards. This award focuses on the men and women who spend countless hours in the recording studio, behind a recording console making the music they hear presentable to the everyday listener. Many engineering legends have won the award in the past. Such greats as Al Schmitt, Phil Ramone, Geoff Emerick, Hugh Davies, Roy Halee, Elliot Scheiner, and Roger Nichols (to name a few).
Here is a list of the nominees for Best Engineerd Album, Non-Classical:
Dirty Side Down (Widespread Panic) - Engineer: John Keane.
Emotion & Commotion (Jeff Beck) - Engineer: Steve Lipson.
God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs) - Engineer: Ryan Freeland.
Pink Elephant (N'dambi) - Engineer(s): N'dambi, Seth Presant, Leon F. Sylvers III.
Take an extra listen to these records and appreciate the art of audio recording in it's fullest.
Watch the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on CBS (Nashville, TN area - Channel 5) this Sunday, February 13 at 7pm CST.