Adding multiple releases by the same artist that contain the same recordings


#1

Today I added several releases by the same artist. Several recordings were present on two or more of these releases (e.g. an original release and a compilation). Unfortunately, when adding the second release I saw no way to link tracks to the recordings which I have added a few minutes earlier with the previous release.

I assume this happens because the previous release has not been “approved” yet. This means, however, that I have to add a new compilation release a few days later, or there will be multiple versions of the same recordings. Is there a better way to handle this?


#2

If you added the first release from scratch, you should be able to copy the MB id of the new recording and paste it to link it to another track on a compilation. A very non-obvious feature of the musicbrainz editor, but super helpful once you know it’s there.