I would have a look back on the Soundscapes releases from Frémeaux & Associés https://musicbrainz.org/label/cafee478-ec00-413d-8865-9b78661a829c
Considering the amount of releases I would prefer to agree with community on style before reediting everything.
To start there is one problem generic to all Fremeaux releases: Booklets and Back covers often differ in huge difference, I use to mixing both with priority on booklet if no error
Then we can divide in two categories:
- Pure soundscapes with titles, ex: https://musicbrainz.org/release/324eda53-4751-4a1a-a22b-12871d18a89f
- Soundscapes dedicated to birds, ex: https://musicbrainz.org/release/93db0bb4-8fc2-4042-9cbe-ad519307989b
For 1. booklet/covers show both English and French (and sometimes more)
Should I keep one release with both languages or split one release per language?
I used to create them in both but realized titles can become really long adding all the booklet detail which could lead to issues while tagging ex: https://musicbrainz.org/release/c269963d-7b25-47aa-bf51-bbfe301afa45
I tend to think would be betther to split them
Linked to first point but should I keep all the details from booklet titles per track or should I try to reduce to minimum and add extra info as relationships? For example it means removing dates & locations even if they are part of titles
If keeping both what should be the separator between langages (Label use " / " but this could be misleading with guidelines regarding multiple songs per track
For Capitalization Should I apply normal guidelines or consider all track names as a description? (so only first letter capitalized and proper names)
For recordings should I have them in both languages or only keeping native language from the recorder?
For 2. I use to make one release with all languages: Latin / French / English
Should I continue to do so?
Should I use another separator? (Avoiding issues with multiple songs per track guidelines)
Should I set artist name to the recorder or to the animal species?
Then there are problems with updates of species which prevent me to add/fix the species names in case of latin missing or error on name so:
- Should I create on official release as on booklet + one pseudo release with the updates on species names?
or Should I create only one officialr elease with the updates?
Last question, some of the releases mix case 1 and 2 in their tracks titles, which one should I keep for official release?
As of now I was relying on release name, recorder and other extra information to decide if the intent was to record a sound or the specific sing of a bird.
Thanks for your help