Finding the Original Release Date

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#1

Is there a way to find the “original” release date for individual tracks?

For example,

Yesterday | Beatles

This song gets re-released every year. But it was first released circa 1965.

Unfortunately, doing a “release” search returns tons of results – which don’t seem sortable (by column).

https://musicbrainz.org/search?query=yesterday+beatles&type=release&method=indexed

So I can’t easily spot the “earliest” release date.

Does musicbrainz have a search operator that automatically returns results sorted chronologically?

Something along the lines of…

&artist=beatles…&track=yesterday….&sort=cascade….&date=original


#2

Hi @georgetharlowe

I posted a question quite similar to your “sorting” need here.

So fai I haven’t found an easy way to sort things in MB (webpage or API).

Sorry.


#3

cheers gr0ucho0mars.