Journey soundtrack misses out on Grammy award

Austin Wintour’s incredible soundtrack for Journey was the first videogame soundtrack as a whole nominated for a Grammy award – Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media. In an interesting twist, while Wintour lost out in today’s ceremony, the eventual winner was a man known for his groundbreaking work in videogame soundtracks: Trent Reznor.

While Reznor did not win for his work on Quake or the theme for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, his work with Atticus Ross on Girl with the Dragon Tattoo earned him the award this year.

Wintory announced the winner via Twitter, prompting an outpouring of love for Journey, his music, thatgamecompany and video games in general.

Earlier in the day, Christopher Tin posted well wishes:

Let’s go Austin! Let’s expand the Video Game Grammy club!

Tin’s piece Baba Yetu, used in Civilization IV, won the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) category at the 53rd Grammys, the first video game theme to win the prestigious award.

While Tin still stands alone in the Video Game Grammy Club, we’re guessing that Austin Wintory is more than welcome at his table – he’s still a winner in our eyes.

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