Prefer the earliest release at lookup on picard

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#1

I can’t figure out how to use the earliest release as my preferable choice, I mean sort by descending release dates and then choose the earliest one. I can do that manually via “lookup similar songs” but I think it’s self explanatory why would I prefer the earliest, because I want to use the tags from the original release, not from some compilations or later releases.


#2

There is currently no such option. The quickest way I can think of is using the “Other versions” context menu.


#3

Any plugin or script perhaps?


#4

If your main concern is the release date you can set this to the earliest date with:

$set(date,$if2(%originaldate%,%date%))

#5

To be honest not only original date, but I need to know the original album as well in case I have two or more songs coming from the same album, they’d intersect at some point when I browse the collection, I’d get the original track numbers as well. But hey, having the original date as the release date is nice too.


#6

One thing to know is that in a lot of cases, MB does not have the original release and/or recording date. Most release groups only contain the CD release and not the original (vinyl) release. Then Picard will not know either.