Error or two releases?

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#1

I have been re-ripping my library to FLAC and filling in any holes I see in the data. Usually I compare the discid I get with the track durations and this one was off:

Track 8 is Etudes / Death of Kaspar, duration 2:48
Track 9 is The Gypsies / Journey Across Europe, duration 2:07

That is how it is listed on the back cover, but my discid has these track times:
Track 8 - 1:18
Track 9 - 3:37

I realized that they moved Death of Kaspar (90 seconds) to Track 9 on my disc.

There are two discids for this, and everything else matches. Do I make a second release so that we can get the tracks titled properly?

Thanks!


#2

There are two very different (at least in track 8/9) discIDs attached to this release.

One is
8 2:48
9 2:07

The other is
8 1:18
9 3:37

The discIDs’ corresponding FreeDB entries have listings:
8. II. Vienna - Etudes; Death Of Kaspar 2:48
9. III. Oxford - The Gypsies; Journey Across Europe 2:06

  1. Etudes _ Death of Kaspar 1:18
  2. Oxford _ The Gypsies, Journey Across Europe 3:37

Total time is 295 or 294 seconds in both cases, but it seems like there must be more to it than simply swapping track order?


#3

I’ve been listening to the tracks and I believe this is what is on them:
8. Etudes
9. Death of Kaspar / The Gypsies / Journey Across Europe

Death of Kaspar is 90 seconds.

It is a very odd break, though! They moved the last piece from “II. Vienna” and it is now sharing a track with “III. Oxford”

So, 2:48 - 1:30 = 1:18
and 2:07 + 1:30 = 3:37

Makes sense by the times and the music, but not by anything else - lol.

I think it has to be two releases, otherwise the track information will be off - but it just seems a little wrong.


#4

Googling “The Gypsies, Journey Across Europe 3:37” brings up results from Western Samoa, Korea, Japan, Brasil, El Salvadore and Russia. Very exotic.


#5

Perhaps a mastering error on early pressings give the initial/wrong 2:48/2:06 split and later pressings corrected the error without a corresponding correction to the artwork?

EDIT: note that this would still be a separate release.


#6

I think you’re right, it must be a mastering error. So, the answer is, “Error AND two releases.”

Thanks!


#7

Done. I’m glad all the releases don’t take so much effort; I would never get through my library otherwise!