back catalog

noun
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 PuterbaughRolling Stone21 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 StipeSpinDecember 2004
  • Programming … will consist primarily of comedy and drama from the company's back catalogue and some acquisitions.
  • —Jeff KayeThe Hollywood Reporter1 Mar. 1995

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First Known Use of back catalog

1934


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