So here is the situation: after the release of a live album, the band released extra tracks that were recorded at the same concert but not included in the album as “bonus tracks” on their website.
I considered three possible ways to handle the situation:
- Adding a second medium to the existing release for the official album.
- Adding a new release group for the bonus tracks
- Adding a new release in the same release group as the official album
I went with the latest, adding a new release in the same release group, mostly because it allowed the bonus track to have their own metadata (cover, download page, status, etc) while still being “connected” to the main album.
Here’s the album:
And the bonus tracks:
But reading the official guideline for release groups, I’m thinking that it can also be seens as two volumes in a series, and that it would be better to have a different release group.
Has anyone encountered this before? How would you handle it?