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Posted in: Many older music fans miss the complete ‘album experience’ such as cover art, liner notes and photos that have disappeared due to streaming. What's your view on that? See in context

I miss the liner notes and cover art as well along with descriptions of the songs, who is playing on them, etc on the back of the covers. That was useful when I'd see a record by someone I wasn't familiar with. If I saw some players on it I recognized it gave me a little clue that it might be something I'd be interested in or not.

I just download now, I realize there is still vinyl, but I have nothing to play it on.

What actually brought me to this thread is I was searching to see if liner notes or their equivalent still exist on the web somewhere in some form in some systematic way. There is all sorts of stuff you can search for and find, but I don't see that record labels even produce liner notes or their equivalent and publish them online. It seems like it would be simple or for that matter include them at a text file in "album" download just like they include the cover art or photo now. You would need to use a computer to view them I suppose, but I suspect many of not most people who use digital audio have a computer or access to one.

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