Fix/create single-disc release from multi-disc release

I bought this 89-track release on Bandcamp:

Both Bandcamp and the tags suggest that the release is one disc. (I’m not 100% sure if Bandcamp supports the concept of multiple “discs”, but that’s changing topic…)

When using Picard to match, it matches this 6-disc, 90-track release:

It feels a little weird to have a 6-“disc” digital media release, but an artist might do it for flavour or to aid burning copies, so no problem there. There does appear to be one issue with that release – track 15, Serenity, is duplicated, as best as I can tell (hence the difference in track count).

However, since the release page and the downloaded tags said it was 1-disc, I wanted to have a 1-disc entry in the DB. There doesn’t seem to be one already. My inclination is to make another release in the release group that was just one disc, since I can’t deny that there was never a 6-disc digital release.

So I made a new release, used the existing one as a base, and set to work. Except, I then realised that there was no obvious way to merge discs or move tracks between discs.

My novel solution (well, it felt novel) was to use the copy and paste the Track Parser output for each disc in to the top disc. Voilà, I had one, massive disc. But a new problem presented itself – the artist links were lost. So I need to manually click on an artist, discern which artist is correct, check “update all tracks with same artist”, and click save. That’s a lot of clicking… And some tracks are multiple artists, meaning I really do have to pay attention!

So I was wondering how I might make a single-disc version of the release. My ideas so far…:

  1. Use the Track Parser to move tracks to one disc, manually fix all the artists, done. (Maybe there is a script to help with all of the clicks sorting out the artists?)
  2. Re-import the release from Bandcamp. I found this importer, though I haven’t used it before. I might still need to click a lot of artists, though!
  3. Arcane MusicBrainz magic I’m not aware of??

I have been assuming that the data in the existing 6-disc release is correct. I’ve already found what appears to be one mistake, so maybe that is a bad assumption.

Any suggestions? :slightly_smiling_face:

Just some info on this compilation:

It was originally distributed for free on their site as torrent.
There it was divided in multiple folders. 89 tracks. (With 3 XM files :slight_smile: )

MP3 version had some errors and got fixed.
There was a patch with just the fixed files and a fully fixed torrent.
Patch only : fdb98e5b1c6975060b50ab3bfee2f3694a52fc50
Fully fixed: 8d56e9a097da91cb74eb06293e473a3ed787a286

Also available as FLAC:

BTW, release on MB has a duplicate track.
Serenity is only on “CD1”.


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This should be a new release. And a single 76 track release. As there are no CDs then it can be all in one long list as this is Digital Media.

I expect that other one is actually ripped from CDs - hence the six disks.

Interesting to note how the other volumes are done.

There is a mix of both - some are split up, others are left as a long list.


The short cut that I would do is a slightly naughty cheat, but not sure any other way around it.

I would do as you did - manually using the track parser copy all the tracks across in batches.

I have done multi-disk releases like this and then sat there and worked through that RECORDINGS page manually selecting each recording one by one… and that is a right boring pain, but it is at least correct.

The “cheat” step would be to be instead create NEW recordings for all of them. Just let the Recordings Page make a new set. Get to the end and hit Save.

Then return to this same page and use the Mass Merge Recordings script to merge the two sets of releases together. (Just make sure you triple check that you are merging in the correct direction.)

After seven days your temporary set of 78 fresh recordings without credits will merge into the current set of recordings and pick up any relevant credits, etc.


It’s very common for digital media to follow the CD format, etc. for mediums. It’s weird, but they are all digital media, but they are still medium 1, medium 2, etc. if that’s the way it’s listed on the digital source.