Hello, new user here. I found myself here after trying to tidy up some set lists at setlist.fm. One particular song was punctuated in 3 different ways and I’m trying to consolidate them. But which of the 3 ways is “correct”? Apparently the version on musicbrainz is definitive, but … you tell me.
The song is “Mr Heartache” by Cats In Space, and the question is what punctuation goes between “Mr” and “Heartache”.
It was originally released as a single on YouTube, and the official video styles it (in both the title of the video and in the closing credits) as “Mr Heartache” with a space between “Mr” and “Heartache”.
However its first appearance on a CD was on their debut album “Too Many Gods”, and there it shows up as:
- “MR.HEARTACHE” on the album cover (and we can ignore the capitalization, but there’s a full stop and no space)
- “MR. HEARTACHE” as the track title in the booklet (again we can ignore the capitalization, but there’s a full stop and a space"
- “Mr. Heartache” on the first usage in the lyrics (a full stop and a space)
- “Mr.Heartache” on the subsequent 3 uses in the lyrics (full stop, but no space)
It’s not at all clear to me what the band intended, and it seems likely that the variations observed here could be due to the choices of the graphic designer. Any suggestions?