When adding recording relationships, lots of editors (myself included) are in the habit of using something like “cd in hand”, “liner notes”, etc. in the edit note. This makes sense at the time, because we’re usually working from a specific release.
However, when dealing with older recordings that are repackaged and reissued in different collections, it’s often unclear which cd was “in hand”. Even if the recording only appears on a single release at the time of the edit, it may later be merged with others. If there’s any conflict or question about the accuracy, it’s hard to trace it to the source.
So I’m trying to start using a more informative version - “Liner notes to King KBSCD-7001”. (I could use an MBID instead of the label/catalog combo, but I prefer to keep the note easier to read.) I’d like to encourage other editors to do something similar.