STYLE-795 and STYLE-1963 are two fairly similar tickets proposing different approaches to relating event series (mostly tours) to music recorded during them.
I’d like some community feedback on how it seems sensible to deal with this. The tickets and comments bring up three main situations:
A recording in an otherwise generic release says “recorded during the 2020 Super-Duper Tour”, without specifying the event.
A live album says “recorded during the 2020 Super-Duper Tour”, without specifying the event (but the album is just called “The Band Live” without claiming to represent that specific tour). For example: Mirror Ball – Live & More was recorded during the Sparkle Lounge Tour.
It seems to me that there should be a “recorded at” (or during, or whatever the right preposition would be here) recording-series relationship for sure that would cover case 1, but what should we do for cases 2 and 3?
We could have a “recorded at” relationship for release-series mirroring what we do for release-event (although it’s possible that both should have been release group relationships, it’s probably better to keep them consistent). That would probably solve both 2 and 3 in theory, but it seems a bit lacking in meaning for case 3.
We could also additionally have a release group - series relationship that covers case 3 (and the extra festival example). It might seem to kinda duplicate the release-series relationship though, but I’d argue it provides additional info. But what do others think? And if we added that, what could we call the relationship? “Live album for” (as proposed on STYLE-1963) doesn’t seem ideal.
But not a release-event relationship, that would not be convenient.
We would have to duplicate it on each release.
And if a release of the release group should not have it, then it would probably mean that this release should not be in this release group.
We would have a trackset-event relationship too, if tracksets exist, one day.
I’d vote for more variations of links. Allow flexibility at all levels. I work on a lot of bootlegs, and a Release Group will often hold multiple copies of the same gig. Sometimes a Release inside that group includes bonus tracks from another gig. Or a gig may just be a single bonus disc added to a deluxe edition of a different Release.
The problem with musicians is they rarely follow the rules.
All the bootlegs I work on I try and add a “recorded at place” relationship to the separate Recordings. This then gives a really rich page to read when looking at the “Place” to see the tracks and concerts performed there.
This is really good, for limited editions for sale only at events
Why not, but I think it would be better moved to release group
Because when there are LP+Cassette+CD simultaneous releases, it feels redundant to specify each edition
IMO it’s the opus that was launched, not this or that specific edition
As I said, all non-packaging non-manufacturing, non-design relationships seem weird to me on release level.
For me, with time, I have seen release group level relationships they are related to packaging, edition, manufacturing, etc.
And relationships related to the content, should link to recordings (or tracksets) and release groups (if it’s on release level, they would be repeated).
Except sometimes you have a release party or what not for “20 Year Anniversary” or similar type Releases that are still the same Recordings and track listing and thus Release Group. This is not really applicable for the Series “recorded during” case though.
In this case, the proposed Release/Release Group level relationships here probably don’t make sense to begin with. Just link the individual Recordings to their Events(/Series as per case 1 in this proposal).
I agree with this. I don’t see any cases where a Release would be linked to an Event (or Event Series) where this wouldn’t also apply for the Release Group… in which case it’s better to do it on the RG level instead of duplicating it on all contained Releases. And I haven’t seen anyone else present such a case either.
I don’t think it would. The RG Series could have a “Best of Baker’s Dozen” which would not be a Release Group for any specific event but still belong to the The Baker’s Dozen RG Series. I’m also not sure which of those links you would remove.
If you remove the RG Series Event Series link, you won’t have a reasonable way to go from RG Series to the Event Series, unless you go down to the individual Release Groups, look for Events, and traverse back up to see if those Events are in a Series.
If you remove the Event Event Series or RG RG Series, well, then the Series entities won’t have a full lists of the Events/RGs without doing a lot of travelling through its own Series down to the entities and then back up. That gets extremely convoluted.
If you remove RG Event, then you lose precision as to which Event the RG is actually from.
I don’t see any good way of removing any of these without sacrificing precision/clarity.
I agree for most cases, but if we want to change that, we need to move 6000 event-release “recorded at” relationships first. That said, I can imagine that a release would have a few bonus tracks that say “bonus tracks recorded at concerts X, Y and Z” but without specifying which track was recorded at which event.
A bonus track set maybe could be used for this case. To focus the relationship to the minimal scope, not including main tracks, where we know the relationship does not apply.
Tracksets don’t exist, but it could be another use for them.