I’m from germany and new to musicbrainz.
I try to automatical update my music library with complete MP3-TAGs and cover art.
Most of my MP3 files only have the artist and the track in its filename.
Thus I extract this and try to find the related album with musicbrainz XML web service.
I selected a file as my example. With this example my problem is, that I can’t find the related album. Instead there are a lot of compilations and a single-version of it.
My example is: “Cutting Crew - (I just) died in your arms”. I know, it’s the 6th track on the album “Broadcast” from 1986.
Sad but true I can’t find it. Here’s what i tried:
http://musicbrainz.org/ws/2/release?query="(I Just) Died in Your Arms" AND artist:“Cutting Crew”
delivers the single version from 1988 only!
http://musicbrainz.org/ws/2/recording?query="(I Just) Died in Your Arms" AND artist:“Cutting Crew”
delivers 105 recordings. The first 89 hits have a score of 100 and are all compilations.
(102/105 of them are compilations - one of them -> best of cuttong crew)
3 hist are albums from this artist. All with a score of 88 .
best hit is no. 95 -> the single "(i just) died in your arms"
next hit is no. 98 -> the USA mix of “Broadcast” from 2010
last hit is no. 99 -> the 12’’ mix of “Broadcast” also from 2010
The original version from Broadcast from 1986 isn’t in this list.
Can anyone give me an advise on how I have to search to find this album?
Any help is greatly appreciated.