I have a CD “Chaos” by Herbert Grönemeyer.
As expected, there are releases in MB, e.g. release f1bba495-27a8-47e6-b6f7-fb646ce85ac1.
My physical release has catalog number “0777 7 89599 2 2” on spine, on back cover and on the back of the booklet.
I wonder why the release in MB has catalog number “1C 0777 7 89599 2 2” (since edit #57673340), i.e. the same number like my release, but with leading "1C ".
I looked exactly to my case and CD and I found also the number with leading “1C” on the CD (only there, but not on cover and booklet).
I also looked to the cover art of the linked release in detail and there we have the prefix “1C” on spine and back-cover (and also CD).
Other differences to my physical release are “Herbert Grönemeyer” is printed in black on the front cover but in white on my release, the catalog number/barcode box is slightly different and I have no “Made in Germany” on the back cover. The CD looks like the same and is also Made in The Netherlands.
I guess, I bought my CD around year 2000 (+/- 3 yrs.) in Germany or Austria, but I’m not sure at all. It is a regular edition, no Club Edition and not the later remastered edition.
My release looks like https://www.discogs.com/release/14332257-Chaos/images, with matrix “EMI 7895992 03)” and “2-2-26-NL”. Note they have the prefix “1C” for this release in 3 of the 4 entries.
The discid is already attached (
I get no MCN and no ISRC's with python-discid.
:~/Tools/python-discid$ python usage.advanced.py device: /dev/cdrom id: 0D0P9bveEartg_Xflfi0MHnNbZs- submission url: http://musicbrainz.org/cdtoc/attach?id=0D0P9bveEartg_Xflfi0MHnNbZs-&tracks=10&toc=1+10+213670+150+22050+38807+61527+81450+105560+136457+156575+173792+191547 mcn: 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10:
I tried to get some information about the prefix “1C” and I found something on Discogs: https://reference.discogs.com/wiki/emi-catalogue-numbers and https://reference.discogs.com/wiki/price-codes-distribution-codes.
If I would enter my release I would just use the number without “1C” (like on spine, back cover and back of booklet) and ignore the number with “1C” on CD.
I guess, my release is a reprint/repress, but I’m not sure at all.
Would someone add this as a new release to MusicBrainz? If yes: what release date/country should be used?