Status of standalone recording tracks who later appeared on an official release


#1

Hi, I am wondering what is the status of standalone recording tracks who have since their release appeared on an official release.
There has been, for example, 3 tracks released independantly from one another by band Anathema http://musicbrainz.org/artist/20aa23e3-3532-42ca-acf6-e8c2e9df2688 on their website in 2006, while they had no label. One of them is A Simple Mistake https://musicbrainz.org/recording/4ec0120a-cc8b-4cb4-8837-c46fcdcfa089 and as you can see, it has since then appeared on enhanced edition of their 2010 album. However, I feel that information is currently missing from that page as it makes no mention of the 2006 original date, neither of the fact that the original demo was 8:37 (and even if the last 20 seconds or so were silence, I think it’s still relevant). Is there anything that could be done about that? Does it deserve more than just a short comment stating that the track was first recorded in 2006?


#2

Why not add these as digital media single releases?
Then you can add all the relevant information, eg the track length, the date and [no label]


#3

That sounds like a good idea. I’ll wait for some time to see if other people have things to say, but I may do that.

I’m actually asking because I’m pretty much a beginner at editing, so I wanted to know if there were a general consensus on the question (after all, these tracks were added back in 2006 to the database and later edited into the current state of the database, so I wondered what to do or not do).


#4

Did you have a look at the discussion in the recording edit history? (right at the bottom)

Looks like @Midness did add the track as part of a release back in 2006, which was later removed, possibly by @Shepard who thought a release with this track on it was imminent (I guess it didn’t happen).
If you would like to get those editors attention you can leave a note on that original edit and they’ll both get an email.

However I would say that your safe to go ahead and add the release, especially if you have the release information handy. People can always vote and leave edit notes/remove it again :slight_smile:


#5

Yeah I did see that, and that’s actually the part that questions me. A release with that track actually did happen (though with a different track length), but did that mean the original standalone recording release had to be removed?

Anyway thanks for your explanations, they’ll be useful when I decide to move on with the edits.


#6

In my opinion not at all.
The first date that the track was available, and how it was made available, is interesting information that we can store.