Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2006)–The big winners at this year’s 48th Annual Grammy Awards was U2, winning five awards, including Album of the Year for their How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical went to Alan Douglas and Mick Guzauski, for Eric Clapton’s Back Home. Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms–20th Anniversary Edition won Best Surround Sound Album, for which Chuck Ainlay was surround mix engineer, Bob Ludwig was surround mastering engineer, and Ainlay and Mark Knopfler were surround producers.
Record of the Year was awarded to Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” with Rob Cavallo and Green Day, producers; and Doug McKean and Chris Lord-Alge, engineers/mixers. Album of the Year honors for U2’s Bomb went to the group as well as producers Brian Eno, Flood, Daniel Lanois, Jacknife Lee, Steve Lillywhite and Chris Thomas; engineers/mixers Greg Collins, Flood, Carl Glanville, Simon Gogerly, Nellee Hooper, Lee and Lillywhite; and mastering engineer, Arnie Acosta. Lillywhite also won Producer of the Year for Bomb and Jason Mraz’s Mr. A-Z.
Winner of the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical was “Superfly,” by remixer Louie Vega from Mayfield: Remixed, The Curtis Mayfield Collection. Best Dance Recording went to “Galvanize” by The Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip. The Chemical Brothers produced, while they and Steve Dub mixed the track.
Best Engineered Album, Classical went to Mendelssohn: The Complete String Quartets, Da-Hong Seetoo, engineer (Emerson String Quartet). Tim Handley was named Producer of the Year, Classical.
Multi-Grammy winner, engineer Al Schmitt, was honored with the Trustee Award.
For a complete list of winners, visit the NARAS website.