Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Roger Waters' 1992 Album 'Amused To Death' Wins Grammy For Best Surround Sound

Amused to Death, the third solo album from Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, has won a Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album. Longtime Pink Floyd engineer James Guthrie, along with his assistant Joel Plante, were awarded trophies at the 58th Grammy Awards on Monday, February 15.

The 5.1 surround remix of the original 1992 album was released in July 2015 on Blu-ray and DVD. A new remastered stereo mix of the album was also included on the reissue.

Amused to Death was produced by Waters and Patrick Leonard, and featured several high-profile guest musicians, including Jeff Beck (on seven tracks), Don Henley (“Watching TV”), Toto‘s Steve Lukather (three songs) and Jeff Porcaro (“It’s a Miracle”), Randy Jackson (“What God Wants, Part I and II”) and Rita Coolidge (“Amused to Death”).

Sean Evans, creative director for Waters’ subsequent solo tours of The Wall, created a new cover image for the reissue.

Guthrie earned a previous Grammy for his work on The Wall. He also co-produced Pink Floyd's The Final Cut and mixed and mastered several post-Waters Pink Floyd projects.