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2018 Grammy Nominations for Best CD Package

The Grammy season is just round the corner and we are thrilled seeing these badass Grammy nominees for Best CD Package. We’re so thrilled because this is totally our thing!

We here at Unified are obsessed with beautiful CD packaging. We’ve been making creative releases since 2008 and lovely packaging has become an obsession of ours. We even have a Pinterest page dedicated to all things media packaging. If you want to make a really badass album with cool CD packaging, get a quote or shoot us an email.

Place your bets!

Bobo Yeye – Belle Epoque In Upper Volta Vinyl 3LP Boxset

This three-disc set captures the cosmopolitan scene of Africa’s post-colonial Upper Volta in the 1960s and ’70s.

Best CD Package, 2018 Grammy Nominations for Best CD Package

Best CD Package, 2018 Grammy Nominations for Best CD Package

Lovely Creatures: The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

The album was compiled by Nick Cave and founding member Mick Harvey, with help from the current Bad Seeds. Band members past and present raided their personal archives to provide previously unseen photos and memorabilia which have been collected into a beautiful hardcover book, along with a series of original essays.

Best CD Package, 2018 Grammy Nominations for Best CD Package

Best CD Package, 2018 Grammy Nominations for Best CD Package

May 1977: Get Shown The Light (Grateful Dead)

Masaki Koike, art director

Best CD Package, 2018 Grammy Nominations for Best CD Package

The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition (Various Artists)

Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz, art directors

For the first time in history, to celebrate Voyager’s 40th anniversary next year, you’ll be able to experience it for yourself the way it was meant to be played. The cloth-covered box with gold foil inlay will house three, heavyweight translucent gold vinyl LPs protected by poly-lined paper sleeves. The LPs will contain all of the same magnificent music, greetings, and sounds as contained on the original Voyager Golden Record, nearly two hours of audio. (Track list below.) Those records will slip into old style tip on, black ink and gold foil jackets. The audio will be complemented by a beautifully-designed hardbound book of captivating images from the original interstellar message, glorious photos of the planets returned to Earth from the Voyager probes, compelling essays, and ephemera from the project’s history.

Best CD Package, 2018 Grammy Nominations for Best CD Package

Best CD Package, 2018 Grammy Nominations for Best CD Package

Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares

Double vinyl pressing packaged in characteristically fine style by the good folks at The Numero Group, housed in blacklight poster-style sleeve with 24-page booklet containing photos and extensive liner notes.

Best CD Package, 2018 Grammy Nominations for Best CD Package

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James Hill is a veteran of the music industry. He first worked at Warner Reprise Records then later joined Interscope/ Geffen Records where he managed producers and songwriters and got his first platinum record for Keyshia Cole’s The Way It Is. He is now helping indie artists with branding and manufacturing through his company Unified Manufacturing, a CD/DVD/vinyl and merch company in LA.

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