back catalog


variants or back catalogue
: a collection of less recent works produced by a particular artist or group or owned by a particular company
If you've missed this remarkable guitarist or just want to own some of his back catalog on CD, Echoes is a flawlessly compiled record of a decade's worth of music.Parke Puterbaugh, Rolling Stone, 21 Jan. 1993
If there's a chip on my shoulder about being in a band for 24 years, it might be that you drag your entire back catalog with you with every record that you release.Michael Stipe, Spin, December 2004
Programming … will consist primarily of comedy and drama from the company's back catalogue and some acquisitions.Jeff Kaye, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Mar. 1995

Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of back catalog was in 1934

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“Back catalog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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