Is AllMusic & Amazon metadata reciprocal?

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#1

Hey guys and gals,
I’m interested in narrowing down a release date for this particular release, which is listed as October 25th, 1990 on AllMusic. Upon inserting this date into the edit I am warned that the date in question is a common bogus release date used by Amazon. My question is: whether or not AllMusic and Amazon share Metadata or does anyone know if AllMusic executes the same practice?


#2

Looking at the Discogs page, the year is now given as 1996. The history here suggests that it was changed on Discogs at some point, but I can’t find the history there to see if there was some reason beyond the matrix date. Either way, that does seem to suggest AllMusic is just using a default date.


#3

I’ve seen that as well and have my doubts about the matrix representing the manufacture date. It does indeed seem that AllMusic utilizes a default date of October 25th, 1990 as I have just come across this album with the same date:


Although, it is an album by the same artist so they both could have been part of a batch reissue.