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Love album liner notes? Then check out this labour of love.

Steve Lieblich is like me: He loves detail when it comes to the music he listens to. In the old day, that meant liner notes and other information included with vinyl and CDs, something that is sorely missing in the age of streaming. Without liner notes, the music lacks informational depth and context, a couple of things I think are essential to being a hardcore music fan.

Steve decided that liner notes needed a place to live so they can be accessed by anyone. He’s built The Liner Notes Project which does just that. It’s totally free. No advertising. No credit card required. Usable by everyone. This is something Steve built out of a love for music.

So far, the site surveys 1.7 million albums and four million artists. If we also include things like producers, engineers, and other people who work on album, the site lists 170 million credits.

Give it a look, Seriously. Maybe this could grow into the Discogs of liner notes.

Alan Cross

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