I’m looking to add a new (to MusicBrainz) release to MusicBrainz since what I have is sufficiently different to warrant a separate release. What I found, however, is that we have a situation where the proper name of the release has changed over the years. Here is the link to the Release group I’m talking about:
If you look at the preferred cover art for the release group, you’ll see that the name should properly have been: “Impromptus Opp. 90 & 142”; not “Impromptus D899 & D935”. Sigh - I’m considered a new user now with the shift to the new forum and I can’t add another link. If you peruse the other releases you’ll see the different cover art with different names.
It links to an amazon cover that clearly is named “Impromptus D899 & D935”. The release I own, which isn’t in MusicBrainz yet, has the “Impromptus Opp. 90 & 142” title. So what should I do? It seems to me that each release should be named properly based upon that release - not upon the release group they’re a part of. Does a minor change like this warrant a separate release group? Doesn’t seem to make sense to me to do that. So if a release group contains releases with different names; what name should be put on the release group? The earliest name? The most common name? The most common name in current circulation?
I’m really not all that hung up on a little thing like “Opp 90 & 142” vs “D899 & D935”. But it brought up an interesting situation where I didn’t know what the correct answer should be. Can you help me figure out what to do in situations like this?