Various – Rubáiyát (Elektra's 40th Anniversary)
Two long-running Elektra artists—Jackson Browne and The Cure—were featured in a double capacity. They were featured as performing artists (covering songs from Elektra's early canon) and were also represented by having songs that they had recorded for Elektra, covered by newer Elektra artists. Carly Simon was the only solo artist to have two songs covered on the collection while the Eagles were the only group to share that distinction.
The double album was produced by Lenny Kaye, guitarist of the Patti Smith group, who also wrote the liner notes.