[mb-users] Add as separate albums or a box set?
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Tue Aug 2 19:12:52 UTC 2011
On 2 August 2011 16:00, Grant <emailgrant at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> I'd agree. I think it has to be entered as a box set if that's how it's
>>>>>> sold. If the discs are sold individually, they'd also get separate
>>>>>> releases. But I'm not sure how to relate a box of four complete albums
>>>>>> their original releases -- maybe annotations for now? Is the "later
>>>>>> of" AR still valid?
>>>>> they are linked together through the use of the same recordings. imho
>>>>> that's enough.
>>>> I don't think so. The box contains copies of the whole releases. I
>>>> believe recording somehow that this is different from a simple
>>>> compilation (where tracks could be missing or could be in a different
>>>> order) is valuable. I guess this is going to happen often, during the
>>>> few years when the CD will be dying. But maybe we should just record
>>>> it in the annotation for now, no use creating a new AR if this is to
>>>> be the only occurrence.
>>> I'm not sure what you mean by "only occurrence". Surely you know of
>>> many box sets like this that contain whole albums? Am I missing
>>> - Grant
>> I know I can think of a couple; both the Queen and David Bowie sets of
>> Greatest Hits compilations were later released together as box sets.
>> I think the Queen one may even have been done twice (once for I + II,
>> and then again for I + II + III).
>> The main thing is to make sure the new release is based on the same
>> track list as the original, but an AR would also be nice.
>> Andii :-)
> Do you mean I should make sure to select the proper recordings?
I meant using the Release Duplicates page but it seems a little
lacking at present
as you can't do a general search; it forces use of the title of the
release. I guess
that means you have to enter each disc based on the original release
and then merge
them all :-(
> About recordings, I was adding a release of Neil Young's "After the
> Gold Rush" and I saw that there were over 100 pages of recording
> choices for each song. How should I have handled that?
That's a different issue; lots of recordings need merging. Unless
there are differing
ISRCs or a significant time difference (>10 seconds), recordings with
the same title should be merged. Watch out for ones that are parts of
DJ mixes (I doubt Neil Young is used much in that context though) as
these shouldn't be merged.
> - Grant
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