liner notes

plural noun

Definition of liner notes

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

Examples of liner notes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stanley wrote superb liner notes for Pullen, while missing no opportunity to praise Pullen against Taylor. Adam Shatz, The New York Review of Books, "The Stanley Crouch I Knew," 29 Sep. 2020 There is a simple two-disc remaster, a slightly more premium three-disc deluxe set, and a behemoth eight-CD + DVD super-deluxe version with various nonmusical bells and whistles in the form of photos and liner notes. Sarah Rodman,, "The Sign o' the Times box set is a Prince completist's dream," 25 Sep. 2020 The packaging and longform liner notes were fascinating to pore over. Matt Wake |, al, "‘Going grunge’ and beyond: 9 fads from rock in the ’90s," 25 Aug. 2020 Both Place and Santelli knew Seeger and his family, and that familiarity is reflected in the selection of the music and the personal stories included in the liner notes. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, "Grammy Nod to Folkways’ Pete Seeger Collection Is a Fitting Tribute," 13 Feb. 2020 Streaming is a lot like radio, and fans lose connections and context—you’re not looking at the liner notes or holding the physical object in your hand. Wired Staff, Wired, "After the Virus: How We'll Learn, Age, Move, Listen, and Create," 18 June 2020 The album won a Grammy Award for packaging; Mr. Whitcomb’s liner notes were also nominated. Daniel E. Slotnik, New York Times, "Ian Whitcomb, Rocker Turned Pop Music Historian, Dies at 78," 8 May 2020 In his liner notes for the new recording, Mr. Piccinini spotlights the brief appearance of a third voice in the piano arrangement by Gustav Blasser. Seth Colter Walls, New York Times, "When Classical Composers Did the Fox Trot," 3 Mar. 2020 The Recording Academy’s votership includes everyone from artists, songwriters and producers to the folks who write the album liner notes. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Billie Eilish, Lizzo triumph as Grammys seem destined for a new direction," 27 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of liner notes

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of liner notes was in 1955

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8 Oct 2020

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“Liner notes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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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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