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Playlist is a series of single disc[1] compilation albums based on artists' best studio work issued by Sony BMG labels: Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings. While their main purpose is as "great hits" albums, featuring remastered recordings of artists' most popular songs, some also feature previously unreleased material and remixes, or feature the artist's favourite tracks regardless of how successful they were. The albums are remastered for state-of-the-art listening experiences. The design of the album covers - ever since the brand's inception in 2008 - involves differently sized versions of a photo of the band in a white grid (except in rare exceptions such as the Mariah Carey album which only has one album-sized photo). The spinoff series, Setlist, features compilations of artist's live performances. Their album covers have a single photo of the artist performing live. The vast majority of artists are currently, or at some point in their careers, on the Legacy label. Other artists are on other Sony labels, such as Brooks & Dunn, who are signed onto Arista Nashville[2]. In some cases, the albums only include content from the time period when the artist was signed onto Sony. For example, Playlist: The Very Best of Mariah Carey only includes material from 1990-1999 even though by the time the album was released in 2010, Carey had released 5 more albums on other labels. In general, the content "focus[es] on the work the artists have done for labels that fall under the Sony/BMG umbrella".[3] The albums come in a special Eco-packet, and to save paper, a PDF file is included on the disc, containing the song credits, photographs, and liner notes.[4]


Mission statement

Operating under a different guiding principle than simply collecting the hits, the Legacy Playlist series strives to compile select key tracks, whether a chart-topping smash or a hidden rarity, to create an informed understanding of an artist and the contours of a career. Balancing familiar favorites with deeper more revelatory selections, the Legacy Playlist series provides an ideal introduction, or a new way to get reacquainted, with superstar artists from a variety of musical genres including rock, pop, country, jazz and more. Built for the discriminating 21st century music fan, the Playlist series are packaged in 100% recycled and recyclable eco-friendly no plastic digi-paks.[5]

An example of this is in the 2011 album The Very Best of Neil Diamond - The Original Studio Recordings, in which the artist includes a revealing set of liner notes penned by himself especially for thecollection, named "Recollections", providing anecdotal detail and behind-the-scenes point-of-view insight into each of the songs.[6]

Albums

Playlist

Setlist

Critical reception

An press release by PR Newswire critically described Playlist as the "acclaimed...series of artist-assembled 'Very Best Of' career-overviews".[98]

External Links

References

  1. FOXLIGHT – MUSIC RELEASES: WEEK OF 5-28-2012. Retrieved on June 22, 2012.
  2. Playlist: The Very Best Of Brooks & Dunn Music Videos. Retrieved on June 23, 2012.
  3. Playlist: The Very Best of David Allan Coe. Retrieved on June 23, 2012.
  4. Playlist: The Very Best of Rick Astley. Retrieved on June 23, 2012.
  5. Columbia/Legacy Recordings Proud to Release The Very Best of Neil Diamond - The Original Studio Recordings Available Everywhere Tuesday, December 6. Retrieved on June 22, 2012.
  6. Columbia/Legacy Recordings Proud To Release The Very Best Of Neil Diamond. Retrieved on June 22, 2012.
  7. Playlist: The Very Best of 311. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  8. Playlist: The Very Best of Alice Cooper. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  9. Playlist: The Very Best of Augustana. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  10. Playlist: The Very Best of Babyface. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  11. Playlist: The Very Best Of Barry Manilow. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  12. Playlist: The Very Best of Bill Withers. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
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  16. Playlist: The Very Best of Bow Wow. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  17. Playlist: The Very Best Of Boz Scaggs. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  18. Playlist The Very Best Of Charlie Wilson. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  19. Playlist: The Very Best of Dolly Parton. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
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  21. Playlist: The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  22. Playlist: The Very Best Of Elvis Presley. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  23. Playlist: The Very Best Of Etta James. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  24. Playlist: The Very Best of Fuel. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  25. Playlist: The Very Best of Gloria Estefan. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
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  29. Playlist: The Very Best Of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  30. Playlist: The Very Best of Heather Headley. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  31. Playlist: The Very Best of Hezekiah Walker. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  32. Playlist: The Very Best of Indigo Girls. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  33. Playlist: The Very Best of Janis Ian. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  34. Playlist:The Very Best of Jefferson Starship. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  35. Playlist: The Very Best Of John Denver. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  36. Playlist: The Very Best Of Johnny Cash. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  37. Playlist: the Very Best of Kelly Rowland. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  38. Playlist:The Very Best of Korn. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  39. Playlist: The Very Best Of Kris Kristofferson. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
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  41. Playlist: The Very Best of Loverboy. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  42. Playlist: The Very Best of Lyfe Jennings. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  43. Playlist: The Very Best of Martina McBride. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  44. Playlist: The Very Best of Marvin Sapp. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  45. Playlist: The Very Best Of Mary Chapin Carpenter. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  46. Playlist: The Very Best Of Matisyahu. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  47. Playlist: The Very Best of Merle Haggard. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  48. Playlist:The Very Best of Miles Davis. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  49. Playlist: The Very Best of Montgomery Gentry. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  50. Playlist: The Very Best of Mudvayne. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  51. Playlist: The Very Best Of the O'Jays. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  52. Playlist: The Very Best of Omarion. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  53. Playlist: The Very Best of Peter Tosh. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  54. Playlist: The Very Best of R. Kelly. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  55. Playlist: The Very Best of Rick Astley. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  56. PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF SPIN DOCTORS. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
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  58. Playlist: The Very Best of Teddy Pendergrass. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
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  60. Playlist: The Very Best of TLC. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  61. Playlist: The Very Best of Toni Braxton. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  62. Setlist: The Very Best Of Alabama Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  63. Setlist: The Very Best of Blue Oyster Cult Live [O. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  64. Setlist: The Very Best of the Byrds Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  65. Setlist: The Very Best of Byron Cage Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  66. Setlist: The Very Best of Cheap Trick Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  67. Setlist: The Very Best of Commissioned Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  68. Setlist: The Very Best Of Donnie McClurkin Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  69. Setlist: The Very Best of Dorinda Clark-Cole Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  70. Setlist: The Very Best of Elvis Presley (1950s) Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  71. Setlist: The Very Best of George Jones Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  72. Setlist: The Very Best of Hezekiah Walker Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  73. Setlist: The Very Best of Hot Tuna Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  74. Setlist: The Very Best of Jefferson Airplane Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  75. Setlist: The Very Best Of Johnny Cash. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  76. Setlist: The Very Best of Johnny Cash Prison Recordings. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  77. Setlist: The Very Best of John Denver Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  78. Setlist: The Very Best of John P. Kee Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  79. Setlist: The Very Best of Johnny Winter Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  80. Setlist: The Very Best of Judas Priest Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  81. Setlist: The Very Best of Kansas Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  82. Setlist: The Very Best of Kirk Franklin Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  83. Setlist: The Very Best of Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  84. Setlist: The Very Best of Loverboy (Live). Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  85. Setlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  86. Setlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis (Electric) Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  87. Setlist: the Very Best of Molly Hatchet Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  88. Setlist: The Very Best of Mountain Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  89. Setlist: The Very Best of New Riders of the Purple Sage Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  90. Setlist: The Very Best of Poco Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  91. Setlist: The Very Best of Quiet Riot Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  92. Setlist: The Very Best of REO Speedwagon Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  93. Setlist: The Very Best of Ted Nugent Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  94. Setlist: The Very Best of Vanessa Bell Armstrong Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  95. Setlist: The Very Best of Waylon Jennings Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  96. Setlist: The Very Best of Willie Nelson Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  97. The Very Best Of Yolanda Adams Live. Retrieved on June 14, 2012.
  98. Legacy Recordings Announces the Release of Playlist: The Very Best of Dixie Chicks - Available Everywhere Tuesday, June 1. Retrieved on June 22, 2012.
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