This RG has two vinyl releases and 8 CD releases. The CD releases have a different set of tracks than the vinyl, having replaced 3 songs with 3 different ones. Discogs keeps these in two Master releases. The vinyl master release (with over 100 releases) has a note saying it has never been published on CD, and the CD master (32 versions) has a note saying it was never on vinyl.
MB’s RG Style Guide says releases “…where the tracklist isn’t identical, such as releases which have bonus tracks or even bonus discs” should be in the same RG, but in this case, 3 original tracks have been removed and replaced with 3 different ones.
I’m inclined to agree with Discogs’ decision to keep them in 2 masters. Has this situation been discussed before? Is there a consensus?