[STYLE-972] Translated versions of albums


#1

As far as I am aware it’s currently accepted practice to keep different language versions of albums in separate release groups, though there is no relationship type to link the two (or more) release groups. I made a ticket to add such a relationship and this thread to discuss whether this practice should be incorporated as a formal guideline. The release group guideline as it stands says there is no consensus on this issue, but I have had people tell me (in the context of movie soundtracks) that different language versions should have separate release groups.


#2

Here’s a recent discussion on the topic.

I notice that Peter Gabriel’s German language albums share release groups with their English versions (“melt” and Security).


#3

My personal opinion is that different language versions of the same album should be grouped in the same release group – but if others say differently and if the style guide doesn’t categorically say one way or the other, then the “no consensus” claim appears true. Inspired by this, I put in a couple edits; let’s see how the votes go:

https://musicbrainz.org/edit/52959977

https://musicbrainz.org/edit/52959981