Merge single CD release into multi-cd release

multidisc
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#1

Hey,

I’m looking for some experienced help in fixing this release: https://musicbrainz.org/release/09321169-8f45-4dcd-a2f9-e991aefe81d5

This has been added in the past as a separate release, but is actually part of this release:

(CD 11/14 as stated in the annotation).

How to deal with this? Delete/merge/something else?


#2

Yeah - Merge is what you are after. You merge the loose disk into the bigger release.

Go to the Release Group page of the loose disk and tick it and press “Add selected releases for merging”.

Then navigate to the Release Group page of the main disk set and again tick and press the same button.

Now you want to change the selection to “Merge mediums and recordings”.

What I don’t know or remember is how to make sure it merges as disk 11. Pretty sure that is sorted out by track titles\lengths.

Best to just walk through the steps and see what happens. You can always cancel the edit if it is wrong. Or if someone else comes along with better advice :smiley:


#3

We also have a “how to merge release” document:
https://musicbrainz.org/doc/How_to_Merge_Releases

(Note that you should also (separately) merge the involved release groups when you do the release merge. :slight_smile: )


#4

Thanks for the link to the doc. So the trick will be to first add enough CDs to the single CD release as to match the correct multidisc release, and only after that do a merge.
I just checked without merging with only one disc into multidisc and then you only get to see a notice/warning that you need similar number of discs, not showing a pre-result of the possible mess being created.


#5

You need to select the Append mediums to target release merge strategy. :slight_smile:


#6

You need to select the Append mediums to target release merge strategy.

That’s only if you’re merging multiple individual discs together, isn’t it? It sounds like this case involves merging a stray single disc into an already complete multi-disc set (the “Kermit the Frog” example from the doc) which requires the “merge mediums and recordings” option.

You don’t need to actually add CDs but just turn the single medium into a standalone “medium 11”. You do that with the up/down arrows on the tracklist editor:


#7

Hey @highstrung

You do that with the up/down arrows on the tracklist editor:

Ah, that is easier. Never realised you could do that.


#8

Thanks everybody. I did the scary thing and pressed the button.

https://musicbrainz.org/edit/56940651

Voting is open :wink: