Discrepancies between releases of a compilation series


#1

Recently bought a childhood favourite classical compilation - The Classic Experience - from musicMagpie, as well as volumes 2, 3 and 4 of the same series (for the princely sum of £3.53 for the 8 CDs!).

Whilst I was ripping them to FLAC and tagging them using Picard, I noticed that the first volume uses mainly just the last names for the composers (e.g. “Ravel”) whereas the second volume uses their full names (e.g. “Maurice Ravel”). Is there a reason for this, or do they need cleaning up? If so, which format is preferred?


#2

The rule of thumb is to write it how it is written on the back cover / linear notes etc.
Is it written that way on the cd’s you have?


#3

The back covers list the composers’ last names, with a few exceptions where it could refer to more than one composer (“J S Bach”, “Strauss”, “Strauss II” and “Richard Strauss”). However, each volume also has a booklet with each composer’s full name, a short bio and info about the piece.


#4

Here’s an example from volume 1:

Back cover

Booklet