Searching a release or artist with MBID?

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I just tried to find an album like this:

I was looking for

Is it - or was it - not possible to search an album or an artist with a known MBID as search text in the higher right corner?

You have to use the “Indexed search with Advanced Query Search” and add reid: to it as below


Probably quicker\simpler just to type in front of it.


Thanks @IvanDobsky.

Why should I manually add reid: as prefix if I choose the Type from the drop-down box anyway? :flushed:

Is this a new search server behaviour?

I suggest using “Search Entities” from the search menu. There is a box labelled MBID. Paste in there and select the corresponding search button.

Alternately for MBIDs you can also just navigate directly to


I tried it before replying, and the only way I got it to work was to ignore the basic thing in the corner and use the Advanced Query Syntax. Notice the blue dot selecting it in my image.

I like the Search Entities option from @draconx - never seen that one before.

I don’t know if things have changed. I have always found search at MB “unique” in its “special” abilities… :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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