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Sony Legacy

About Legacy
Your favorite artists
Their greatest music

Not just reissued... reimagined

Legacy Recordings, the Grammy Award-winning division at Sony Music founded in 1990, is charged with the task of revisiting, restoring and enhancing one of the world's greatest music catalogs (over 100 years deep!). The label has become an industry leader, and critical and fan favorite, by taking that rich and diverse music to never-before imagined or attained levels of listening pleasure.

The foundation and pride of any serious music lover's collection, our vast catalog of all-time classic albums, as well as our extensive catalog of rare and fabled music compilations represent a history of music in America that is second to none. From Robert Johnson to Frank Sinatra, Mahalia Jackson, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Santana and The Clash, Legacy is home to all the best in classic and rare pop, rock, jazz, blues, folk, rhythm and blues, gospel, country, Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, ethnic, world music, comedy and more. [Full Catalog]

The Artists

The artists on Legacy are some of the most influential of all time. Without their vision, there'd be nothing to hear.

The Sony Music Archive comprises deep (and in some cases complete) recorded holdings on Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Santana, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Mahalia Jackson, Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Dave Brubeck, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Simon & Garfunkel, the Byrds, Janis Joplin, Laura Nyro, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Isley Brothers, Aerosmith, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Peter Tosh, and hundreds of others. [Complete Artist Listing]

The Music

Each and every gem you'll find proudly bearing the Legacy name has been mined from the massive archive of recordings housed in the Columbia, Epic and associated labels' vaults, including Philadelphia International, OKeh, ARC, Vocalion, and Brunswick, as well as such acquired imprints CTI, Ode and more.

We at Legacy take great pride in every title we release. Each selection, from a reissue of a classic album to an extensive career retrospective, is given the high quality treatment worthy of the Legacy name. We are privileged to work with award-winning and critically-acclaimed producers and musicologists who work tirelessly to discover previously unreleased music, insuring as complete and compelling a package as possible. By combining state-of-the-art remastering technology with comprehensive liner notes, track information and rare and historic photos, the Legacy name and moniker have become synonymous with musical excellence. Our work is recognized by critics and fans alike as top notch.?

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