First post here. I’m looking to obtain complete place / area paths for “recorded at” / “mixed at” via the API.
My command line app, by default, returns only the place/area available in the recording_level_rels when including place-rels and area-rels.
For example, for track 1 of this:
I get Britannia Row Studios > Islington.
It seems I have to walk up the tree of areas to get the full:
Britannia Row Studios > Islington > London > England > United Kingdom
That requires 3 extra queries (adding 3 seconds, to avoid the rate limit). This gets really expensive for compilation albums, or tracks that have a list of places/areas per track.
Short of a dump read, is there a more efficient way to request the entire place/area path to the root?