back catalog

variants: or back catalogue

Definition of back catalog

: 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

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Back catalog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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