liner notes

plural noun

Definition of liner notes

: comments or explanatory notes about a recording printed on the jacket or an insert

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Truth be told, Aoki is an awkward young man who found himself in sweaty crowds, liner notes and more than a few moments of tragedy. Kat Bein, Billboard, "5 Things We Learned While Reading Steve Aoki's Memoir 'Blue: The Color of Noise'," 11 Sep. 2019 Rolling Stone critic David Fricke, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, 89.3 The Current host Andrea Swensson and Prince scholar Duane Tudahl contributed new liner notes to the box set. Ross Raihala, Twin Cities, "Upcoming ‘1999’ reissue includes 23 unheard Prince songs from his vault and two full concerts," 10 Sep. 2019 These will be included in the liner notes for Sinematic, which is due out Sept. 20. Jordan Runtagh,, "Robbie Robertson Chronicles the End of the Band in Bittersweet New Song 'Once Were Brothers'," 5 Sep. 2019 Most of the 100,000 in the audience were black, according to the liner notes and photos of the event which came on the anniversary date of the 1966 Watts riots. Mike Oliver |, al, "My Vinyl Countdown gets a sweet tooth looking at the No. 1 song in 1969," 4 Aug. 2019 Some of his works were even designed with shrink wrap and liner notes, further blending reality and fiction. Melissa Hendrickson, Smithsonian, "All the World’s a Fantastical Stage for the Artist Mingering Mike," 28 Aug. 2013 The cover art and liner notes provided so much information about bands and their music., "Letters to the editor of the Boston Globe Magazine," 27 July 2019 Its two CDs were contained in a silver- and nickel-plated box; they were accompanied by 174 pages of liner notes, hand-bound in leather. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men’ Review: Group Therapy," 9 May 2019 Remember, this was an era when many of us spent far too much time in our bedrooms reading liner notes, convinced that the rock gods had all the answers. Chuck Darrow,, "Why are Philadelphians so obsessed with the band Yes?," 12 July 2018

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of liner notes

chiefly US : information about a record, CD, or tape that is printed on its cover or on a piece of paper placed inside its cover

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