[mb-users] Style: Extra info in track listing eg: (from the film "")
Tarragon M. Allen
mb-users at moto-coda.org
Wed Aug 25 09:18:40 UTC 2004
On Wednesday 25 August 2004 18:14, Joe wrote:
> >If the track does not differ in any respect to the original one, then
> >information such as "theme from 'American Beauty'" should not be retained.
> > I would argue that the information is NOT part of the title on the album,
> > even if it appears to be presented as such - it is extra detail about
> > where the track is sourced from and is not a "title" or part of a
> > "title".
> Sticking my two cents in (even though I've been quiet so far ;)) I'd have
> to agree with the other guys. The important thing is that it relates to the
> album it has been ripped from...
And hopefully the album name will be embedded in id3 tag of the file, or the
person looking at the entry will have the common sense to read the Album
Title on the page...?
> There is no reason for it to have an identical name to a version on the
> original album if it is part of a compilation. Otherwise there would be no
> point in storing information about any compilation albums. In fact it is a
> good way of distinguishing the listing from the original album.
Isn't the fact that the track is on the compilation album in the first place a
good way to distinguish it from the original? I'm not sure I see the point
here. So, to expand this in the other direction, you're suggesting that any
time a track is released on an album that is not the original it should have
a different title to distinguish it from the original? Even if the tracks are
> Effectively although the audio is identical it is a separate track because
> it belongs to a different album, and therefore can be listed differently
> under this other album title.
Effectively the audio is identical, and it is exactly the same track. I still
fail to see why adding "(from American Beauty)" to the title is actually that
important. We can't store every little detail about the track in the title,
particularly when it serves absolutely no purpose with respect to
distinguishing it from other versions of the track. If the tracks are
identical, they should be called the same thing.
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