What’s the neatest thing you’ve ever read in album liner notes?
From Ben Folds Five’s Whatever And Ever Amen
"This recording was made with the utmost care and professionalism. Microphones were chosen and placed in the general vicinity of each instrument in order to capture the sonic characteristics of the music performed. Each instrument was tuned before and often during the recording sessions and arrangements were rehearsed or at least discussed.
The lyrics or text were created to detract from the repetition inhernent in modern instrumental pop music. Iambic pentameter was not always an option, however, when possible, the last syllable of a line was manipulated in order to rhyme with the last syllable of the preceding line. Where this technique has served to distort the meaning of the original text, the fuzz tone of the electric bass guitar or a virtuosic drum fill has been inserted to distract the listener temporarily from the actual song.
Finally, the best takes were chosen and the others were culled and thrown away or erased, otherwise this record could have easily been hundreds of hours long; much longer than the generally accepted running time of a modern commercial recording. Every measure was taken to keep this record mistake free. The mixing engineer, Andy Wallace, who has mixed many top notch famous recording stars, often took the initiative and muted or “ducked” missed notes and unsavory textures.
The band and producer are confident that your money was well spent on an album reletively (sic) free of major sonic and music mistakes(crossed out) problems."
Also the “thank yous” say "and to the neighbors for not calling the cops on us during this was recorded (it was recorded at Ben’s house in Chapel Hill, IIRC).
And The Rutles eponymous CD. The back-story of the band is awesome and the album covers would make a FARK photoshopper proud.