For some reason, I often find myself adding CD collections/compilations of old gramophone records. Two questions arose:
What constitutes a new recording in MB lingo?
Would the original gramophone record (were it entered in MB) and the modern CD share the recording, or would we enter two of them in some relation?
Do we see the process of preparing a digital copy from an old record as creating a new recoring (as re-mixing would do), or similar to mastering, which keeps the old recording?
One concrete case I have are these two
which, according to liner notes are taken from different copies of the same record. Merge or not?
The liner notes often mention the original matrix numbers. I’ve seen no structured way to save this information. I’m thinking about entering the original record as a stub release, containing not much more than the title, label, catalog number, and tracklist. Other suggestions?
The details, of course, depend on the resolution of my first question, above.