As I like to edit my live videos (obviously, I even more so love to watch them), I often stumble upon this choice of merging or not merging video and audio release groups of an otherwise similar releases.
- Same Gainsbourg concert, called LIVE
- Same ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS concert (video is called The Motion Picture and audio is called The Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Same time released best of bowie compilation
- Same time release AJICO SHOW (audio edition is the usual concert record while video edition is kind of mix of 80% concert video intertwined with 20% documentary like video — backstage, rehearsal, travel, etc.)
I have never really decided on this.
I would be glad merging them but as it is a little bit of work to revert, I hardly dared to do it, as I don’t have any strong preference (or my preference changes with time).
※ I am speaking of release groups, we don’t merge video and audio recordings or releases, of course.