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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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 In the digital age, when liner notes have been reduced to a song name scrolling across a streaming playlist, the husband-and-wife team of Martin and Meagan Hennessey are an anomaly. Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, "This mysterious recording was the missing musical link to an era when racism was the tune," 22 June 2018 In addition, exclusive liner notes written by director Jordan Peele will be included inside the jacket of the vinyl and will detail his decision to work with Abels for the score. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "'Get Out' Movie Soundtrack Will Be Released on Vinyl June 15," 11 June 2018 Among the clues was a photo of a Grammy Award in the album’s liner notes next to the song’s lyrics. Michael Gold,, "Katy Perry and Taylor Swift’s ‘bad blood’ ended with an olive branch. Here’s how it started," 10 May 2018 For obvious reasons, Howarth is jazzed that more and more people are coming to appreciate vinyl for its warm sound quality, not to mention the cover art, lyrics and liner notes that are usually part of the package. Karla Peterson,, "How San Diego celebrates Record Store Day," 20 Apr. 2018 The Jazz and Blues Art Box comes thoroughly notated, with separate liner notes devoted to each performer. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "20 Years of Jazz Concerts, Heading to Harlem," 19 Apr. 2018 Joe Elliott from Def Leppard contributed liner notes. Nicole Pajer, Billboard, "Hey Babies! Beastie Boys Lullaby Renditions Are Coming: Q&A With Rockabye Baby! Founder Lisa Roth," 13 Apr. 2018 Raspberries frontman Eric Carmen, who tried out for The Choir but never joined, is featured in the Artifacts liner notes. Anne Nickoloff,, "Legendary 1960s Cleveland power-pop band The Choir to reunite for November hometown show," 4 Apr. 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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