Hiya - first post here looking for a little help/advice.
Figured it was time I got an account and started adding data in. Tweaked a few bits and pieces and added in cute little 100-copy limited edition CD EP I have (Kyros / Four of Fear) - all up for voting at the moment if anyone’s interested.
I had a bit of trouble editing an edit I made to the Kyros Cloudburst CD single (got extra track name format wrong), so cancelled it and started again - hope that was all right - apologies if not. (My copy of the CD single has a bonus track not already in the database - also there’s a capitalisation query in that edit.)
So to the main problem I have. I’m using picard (currently from the development PPA as the stable one kept aborting on startup) and firefox (current) on Ubuntu 20.10, and I’ve worked out adding a new recordings from scratch and found documentation/help on adding a new release based on an existing version in the database, but I’m having trouble working out how best to merge some data direct from the CD data I have from picard with existing album release data. Is there a FAQ/tutorial on this that I’ve missed?
The Cloudburst CD single seemed to work okay as the existing track data matched, but the album I have trouble with now is Frequency, by IQ (https://musicbrainz.org/release-group/11e6fe10-ba69-3045-9e87-6fbfba3ac875.) I have the 2020 re-release and it is mostly equivalent to the original 2009 release which is already in the database. It has all the 2009 tracks, but it also has a bonus live track at the end not on the original and some of the timings are two or three seconds different from what’s in the database (I’m guessing it was reindexed when adding the bonus track.) If I go ahead with the edit as I currently have it mostly based on the 2009 record I’m worried that the track timings will appear to be different from reality.
Should I carry on like this, or create a new release from scratch? And if the latter, is there a work-flow for importing just the track titles from an existing album (or is it just back to repeated cut-n-paste?)