Need guidance - retrieve artist track and original release date

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#1

New to MusicBrainz. Looking for most efficient way to obtain original release date for an artist song. Went thru the online documentation pretty closely. I’m able to retrieve a release date but clearly not the original (e.g. 1974 Bruce Springsteen track “Rosalie” comes back as 2008). I suspect I’m picking up date of a compilation released in 2008. Any guidance much appreciated.

Thanks!
Ed


#2

There are the originaldate and originalyear tags (see Picard’s tag mappings), but those tags rely on the earliest release from the same release group. If you are tagging a compilation, I’m afraid you have to set these tags manually.


#3

I’ve been keeping an eye on a plugin to do this in Picard, but apparently they haven’t gotten it working yet.