Since we consider tracks that have different lengths to be the same recording if the difference is just silence on the start or end of the track it also makes sense to merge [silence] tracks with different lengths.
I’d also argue that a silent track can’t have an artist, so why only merge [silence] tracks for one artist, why not merge them all into one recording with the artist set to [no artist]?
What do you think? Merge [silence] tracks…
- only if they are by the same artist
- only if they have the same length
- only if they are by the same artist and have the same length