[mb-style] Recording/track distinctions

Andii Hughes gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Tue Jul 26 21:46:31 UTC 2011

On 26 July 2011 18:36, Rupert Swarbrick <rswarbrick at gmail.com> wrote:
> Lukáš Lalinský <lalinsky-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org>
> writes:
>> The situation is now different and we are using track titles for
>> "as-on-cover" titles, which I believe it wrong. It is wrong, because
>> we have no alternative for properly normalized track titles that
>> consider the context of the release. People think that recording
>> titles solve that problem, but they don't because they don't include
>> the release context, so you get problems like these:
>>  - Missing extra title information (e.g. "album version", "original
>> mix" or "live")
>>  - Different spelling of the same language (e.g. UK/US releases)
>>  - Different language (e.g. identical official release with different
>> titles in different countries, I don't count pseudo-releases here)
> Another problem I have with entering "as-is" data doesn't seem to have
> come up in this thread yet: Some discs have typos. Or basic factual
> errors ("Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in G-flat minor" or whatever).

I think I referred to this too.  I definitely don't think we should
retain typos,
spelling mistakes and capitalisation for the sake of cover replication.

> Irritatingly, I can't find the particular edit which had me swearing at
> my computer the other day, but when voting I've seen several edits which
> carefully preserve cock-ups on the CD sleeve since that's what appears.
> Does the current CSG iteration have guidance for editors in this
> situation?
> Rupert
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Andii :-)

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