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Liner notes for Garth Brooks, "The Hits"

Is it possible to get a copy or scan of the liner notes for the Garth Brooks album, "The Hits"?
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Release date of Renaissance's Ashes Are Burning?

The most precise release date I can find is October 1973 (which means that unless I find more precise information, as far as I'm concerned today starts the month-long celebration of the 50th ...
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Does the artist name need to be on an album cover?

Does the artist name or album name need to be on an album cover? Is there a rule that governs this?
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How many albums are intentionally designed to synchronize with films?

Some albums have been found to coincidentally synchronize with famous films. The most noteworthy example of this is Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon purportedly synchronizing with The Wizard of Oz. ...
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1953 Loretta Young Decca Records The Littlest Angel

I have this double record that I am getting ready to put on line to sell but was looking at the front sleeve and it says NORKIN what does that mean?
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Who had the most simultaneous Billboard top 10 singles before Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift made history with her October 21, 2022 release of Midnights when the top ten songs in Billboard's Hot 100 were all from her album. Who held the record previously?
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What is the purpose of an album single?

I thought one reason artists released singles was to tease out an upcoming album release by getting songs popular on the radio and getting fans excited about purchasing the full album once released. ...
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What is the role of an A&R credit in an album?

I was reading the credits for one of my favorite albums and saw an A&R credit. What does A&R stand for and what purpose does this position serve in the creation of an album?
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How many songs will Harry's House have?

As a follow-up from this question, do we know how many songs Harry's House will contain? Harry Styles - 10 Songs Fine Line - 12 Songs Harry's House - ??? Songs
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Track listing for "Britain Rocks" CD

I have a CD of British rock music from 15–20 years ago, which was given out as a free promo for British tourism. The groups and titles aren't identified, but the cover says: For artist info and ...
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HS3 (Harry Styles) Album

Do we know what Harry Styles' 3rd Album will be called, when it will be released, or what songs it will contain?
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Sgt. Pepper's Album Cover: Paul's Uniform matches the Blue Sky

I am noticing now that the tint of the uniform that Paul is wearing on the cover of this album matches that of the sky in the background. Also, Paul is the central figure on the cover, positionally ...
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Are there any formal measures of an albums' "efficiency" in the music industry?

The best way to phrase the question is by giving a specific example: I like Metallica. However, given pretty much every album they have- I usually really like 3-4 songs from that album, and am ...
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Is it somehow possible to get more exact release dates than just the YEARS for CD albums? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a timeline of sorts. Frustratingly, I can only find the years when these CDs/albums were released, but I want to know the month and day as well! Example: https://www.discogs.com/...
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How to know which year a LP was pressed?

I have an unopened LP, how can I know which year it was pressed and what it's worth without opening it?
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Shortest album in length?

Since the discovery of the compact disk today's albums can reach up to 80 minutes of play. I was wondering what is the shortest in length album (LP) ever released?
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What is the poem featured in the album cover for The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady?

The excerpt from the album cover reads “Touch my beloved’s thought while her world’s affluence crumbles at my feet.” I found some other websites with the same questions, but none really had ...
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Why would an album have different pitch between CD and cassette versions?

I'm comparing an old cassette copy of Eric Johnson's Ah Via Musicom and the streaming version available online (with CD album art and presumably from that release too), and I've noticed that every ...
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Classification of albums as LPs and Playlists

An LP is defined as a vinyl phonograph record played at 33 1/3 rpm and typically containing seven or more tracks, or one or more long classical pieces. A playlist is defined as an electronic file ...
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Does anyone know of any bagpipe albums I could buy that have just 2 or 3 bagpipes performing together?

Does anyone know of any bagpipe albums I could buy? Not massed pipes (i.e. lots of pipes, sometimes up to 100), but 2 or 3. I really like the Triumph Street Band, from Canada, but I don't think they ...
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Is there anywhere that I can find the full tracklist of an album without any other info?

I have a spreadsheet where I mathematically rank my favorite albums. Each track has a score associated with it. Is there any website that lists each track in a fashion that enables me to copy and ...
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One-colour album cover with nothing else that one colour (no writings, no shades)?

I wonder if there were an album that has a cover with one and only one colour. Metallica's Black Album has a snake and the band name logo written on it. The Beatle's White Album also has the band ...
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Albums for classical songs played by electric guitar?

I am after an album of classical songs such as Vivaldi's four seasons played by electric guitars. I did a search about some neoclassical metal guitarists; but so far I have not yet found something I ...
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Too much similar music nowadays [closed]

I've noticed that mostly all new songs are alike or very similar. If before when you listened to a new album you heard a new song with every new track now when you listen to modern composers you hear ...
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What are the nights in the Eric Clapton's 24 nights album?

My favorite Eric Clapton's album is the 24 nights. I wonder what specifically the 24 nights are? I know some of them, say blues nights or orchestra nights.
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Why does Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album cover show someone spontaneously combusting?

Why does Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" album cover show someone spontaneously combusting?
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Why is this cover of "New Adventures in Hi-Fi" missing the word "Hi-Fi"?

I bought a used copy of R.E.M.'s New Adventures in Hi-Fi online. Everything's fine, except on the album cover I noticed the word "Hi-Fi" is missing — it just says New Adventures in (see below). ...
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Is it implied that a publisher also holds the copyright of a song?

I came across an instance in an album booklet where it lists the publishers of a track. What was interesting about this particular booklet was the way it lists its publishers. Before the first ...
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What was the first "band xxx performs album yyy in its entirety" type of event?

In recent years I've seen a lot of "band xxx perform album yyy in its entirety" type of events, including "Lou Reed performs Berlin", "Pearl Jam perform Ten" and lots more. But what was the first ...
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What's the correct way to read publishing credits for an album?

I'm in the process of putting together a personal music database and now at the point where I'm adding in publishing credits for albums. What confuses me is the overall format on how they're listed in ...
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How do albums affect chart ranking of singles?

Just a random thought I had. I was wondering if album purchases counted towards the position of singles contained within on the chart rankings.
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What do the symbols mean on Led Zeppelins iconic fourth album?

Led Zeppelin symbols These symbols off of Led Zeppelins fourth album are burned into my mind from childhood. I must have seen them tens of thousands of times since then. I do know that each symbol ...
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Why do artists not release backing tracks, instrumentals, and acapellas in their singles?

Currently, artists just release singles with 1 track - the song. For example, Ariana Grande's single "Focus" has 1 track: Focus But wouldn't it be better to release additional tracks as well, like ...
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Was Miles Davis involved with free jazz?

Did Miles Davis make any free/avant-garde jazz work? If so, what albums?
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What makes an album "deluxe"?

right to the point: What makes an album as a "deluxe version"? People may notice that they usually have some bonus tracks. But, what makes them deluxe other than that?
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Which album's inside cover featured a policeman running after the band on a motorcycle?

I saw this on a vinyl record inside cover in the 90's yet I can't seem to be able to remember the name/artist of this album at all which is especially shameful as I have the feeling it was a pretty ...
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“Love Beach” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer: considered as serious release?

The album Love Beach by Emerson, Lake & Palmer was made with the intention of fulfilling a contract obligation. So, they could have released an experimental or an absolutely demotivated album, but ...
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Please recommend: haunting or dark organ music

One image that has long stuck with me is Captain Nemo (from 20,000 Leagues under the Sea), up late, in his submarine, playing melancholy music on his undersea organ. I think the power of an organ ...
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Hoax easy-listening record?

Years ago I was told that someone (Eydie Gorme?) had made a record in the early '60s, possibly under a pseudonym, where she purposefully sang every song a half-tone flat, as a joke. Has anyone else ...
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When is the SAMA 21 CD coming out?

When is the 21st South African Music Awards Nominees CD coming out? The winners were announced in March this year already (2015).
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Albums that focus on storytelling [closed]

One of my most looked forward to albums of the year is Muse’s Drones, which has all of its songs progress through a story based on this central motif of World War III. In Psycho, a drill sergeant ...
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What's up with Metallica's "St. Anger" album?

Why do people hate the St. Anger album so much? I as a Metallica fan find it quite interesting.
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What happened to Cope?

What happened with Manchester Orchestra’s album Cope that it doesn’t seem to be available for streaming anywhere anymore?
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Was "Interstella 5555" the first film that visually realized an album?

The film Interstella 5555 – The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) is the visual realization of Daft Punk’s album Discovery: the film’s soundtrack consists of the album’s songs, i.e., watching ...
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Why artists/bands do not always include lyrics' sheet in their albums? [closed]

Some albums do not include any lyrics' sheet, but often the lyrics are officially available (for free) on artists' website. Does that means that words are considered less important than music, and in ...
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Most studio album releases before finally scoring a number one album?

I noticed that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers finally hit number one last year in the US with Hypnotic Eye, their 13th studio album. Is this a record? If not, which artist has released the most ...
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Highest Billboard 200 rank for a Creative Commons licensed album?

Which album, released (also) under a Creative Commons license, had the highest Billboard 200 chart success? (The album must have been licensed under a CC license before it entered the charts, so it ...
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'Short edit' songs on best of compilations

I recently bought The Best of the Jam and was slightly dissapointed that 'Down in the tube station at midnight' fades out before the end proper. Also, every (non original album) version of 'Barbara ...
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Why are bonus tracks so common in Japanese versions?

Just as the title says: Why are bonus tracks so common in japanese versions of a release?
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What's the difference between a record and an album?

The term record and album seemed to be used interchangeably, however, was/is there a difference between these two terms? For example, the Grammy Awards have awards for both, yet records and albums ...
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