Sometimes iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and eMusic list an album’s original year of release instead of the year of the digital reissue. In such cases, is there a way to find the year of reissue when the label’s website is of no help?
You could try sending an email, second a tweet etc.
Is there a difference in the sound? Is this a remastered version for example.
If it is the same it should not make a difference as the store did not stop selling the release so the original date is still valid.
I think @sibilant is referring to releases that were previously only released on physical media being re-released digitally.
Yup, you’ve got it exactly.