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Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones Win Packaging, Surround Sound Grammys

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The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney each won awards for their big packages at the Grammy Pre-Telecast Ceremony today. Hang on, it’s not as dirty as it sounds…

McCartney and his other former group Wings won the Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for the deluxe edition of ‘Wings Over America,’ a live album chronicling the band’s 1976 world tour. As you can see from the photo above, the 2013 reissue was jam-packed with photographs, historical liner notes and replicas of the tour’s backstage passes and other memorabilia.

McCartney won or was part of the winning team for three other awards during this portion of the Awards ceremony. His late-2012 collection ‘Live Kisses’ took home the Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album, beating out a diverse field of competitors that also included Primus. The ‘Live Kisses’ DVD also won for Best Music Film, an honor for which Green Day, Mumford & Sons and Coldplay were also nominated. Finally, the ‘Sound City: Real to Reel’ soundtrack, which featured McCartney, Stevie Nicks and a diverse range of other rockers led by Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl, won for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

As for the Stones, they were co-winners in the Best Historical Album category for last year’s ‘Charlie is My Darling – Ireland 1965‘ live collection. They shared this honor with Bill Withers and his ‘The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums’ collection. We’re guessing Mick Jagger can’t argue about that too much, seeing as how he covered Withers’ ‘Use Me’ on his 1993 solo album ‘Wandering Spirit.’

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