I’m adding a historic release that includes take numbers on its back cover, formatted as:
“It’s a Lonesome Old Town -2”
“Honeysuckle Rose -1”
My first impulse was to remove this from the track titles; they’re not part of the title, and in the liner notes only the title itself appears. However, there are multiple takes of the same title, so removing them entirely would be confusing.
Per ETI style, these should go in parentheses:
“It’s a Lonesome Old Town (2)”
That’s a bit ambiguous as to what that number means, so I think it’d be more sensible to take it one step further. This is a format used on some actual releases:
“It’s a Lonesome Old Town (take 2)”
Anyone have thoughts on this? Again, it’s a reissue of 1920s material, so artist intent doesn’t apply.