Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Three cheers for liner notes!

I've given my opinion before (here and here, for example) that for classical music downloads to be successful, liner notes need to be available. The DGG Web Shop includes PDF files of the CD booklets, and Naxos has liner notes for their CDs available on their web site (unfortunately, still not for any of their affiliated labels). To the wise people running DG and Naxos, let me now add the British label Chandos, whose albums are electronically available from most outlets (Amazon, emusic and iTunes) and who has placed links for "Download Booklet PDF" on the individual album pages. Chandos is an excellent label, with many interesting releases of music old and new. Three cheers for Chandos, and may other classical labels follow suit!

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