This is a type of issue I’ve already encountered a few times, but the most recent is a release of John Coltrane’s Africa/Brass: https://musicbrainz.org/release/e4d4c059-3700-4826-895a-74d7c477484a
This specific release is lacking in uniquely identifying information: no label, catalog#, or barcode. There are no external links specific to the release, only at the release group level. What data is there matches a CD in my collection (including the disc ID and the specific title, which has varied a lot across this release group). I’m trying to decide which course of action is better:
- Assume this release represents the CD I have, and fill in the missing data accordingly; or
2, Assume it doesn’t, and create a new release for my CD, leaving the incomplete release alone.
I’m leaning towards #1, because otherwise this particular release will never get improved. If the data I enter doesn’t match a CD someone else owns, they can create a new release with their specific details.
I’d like to hear if more experienced editors have recommendations.