I couldn’t understand why Plex was telling me Standing Tall was playing, when what I was hearing was Don’t Hurt Me Baby.
I am fixing the 1996 re-release that has Don’t Worry Baby instead of Standing Tall for Track 9. It was in MB but had no Disc ID, artwork, nothing.
As you can see from the artwork I uploaded, the barcode on the example I have is 0 7863-66508-2 1.
But that very same barcode is on the two instances of the 1995 release with the different track listing (which I GUESS should be merged).
The existing “stub” of the 1996 re-release has barcode 8 8985-43311-2 2 associated with it, which is apparently a barcode for some version of this release – I’m guessing for the 1995 release, but I don’t know. You can look it up in one of the barcode looker-upper websites, and it finds it, but I don’t know which particular release it might be. If you look it up by barcode in discogs, it isn’t found.
I’ve changed the barcode for the 1996 release I’m editing.
For this instance of (ostensibly) the 1995 release, it has the 1996 re-release barcode 078636650821. But the barcode on the artwork associated with the release has 0 20831-1324-2 80, which MB does not recognize as a valid EAN barcode.
For the other instance of (ostensibly) the 1995 release, it has the 1996 re-release barcode 078636650821, but has no cover art uploaded for me to compare with. I also think the last editor was a little paranoid about punctuation in catalog numbers.
What’s the brainy thing to do with the 1995 release(s)?
My inclination is to merge them, keep the uploaded artwork, and make the MB barcode match the barcode on the artwork, even if it isn’t an EAN barcode. But now I’m thinking it might be an overseas release, so…