[no idea why this is showing as a reply to ListMyCDs.com—I clicked the reply link at the bottom, not on his post. And of course its a reply to everyone.]
You've all convinced me that the appropriate course of action is to add a new release for mine, very clearly labeling it with a disambiguation comment and probably an annotation of how to identify it.
I should probably just re-use the recordings, at least unless I have different dates (etc.) for them credited. AFAIK, all remasterings are supposed to share a MB recording. Unless @loujin you're suggesting that so we can have known-good AcousticIDs and AcousticBrainz submissions?
it seems like the best way to clean up that existing release is probably to declare that it is the 1999 European release, create another new release for the 2006 re-issue, and then move the cover art (except for the front, which I'm pretty sure is the same for all the releases).
I think there must be the following releases, at least:
- 1999 US (the one I have)
- 1999 Europe (what it claims to be)
- 2006 Europe (what we have cover art for)
- 2006 US, different label (According to Discogs)
- 2010 US/Europe (don't know) (according to comments, needs some research).
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I think of annotations like that mainly to aid in navigation when it's not entirely clear from the disambiguation comments, etc. Or (for example) to point people to different release groups (if disc ID searches often give the wrong one). But yeah, ideally it wouldn't be needed.
Unfortunately not. The cover art uploaded there shows a 2006 RCA Victor Red Seal release, probably Europe, that isn't on the Discogs page. And the comments talk about a 2010 release as well.
Of course you're right there. Even though it's the wrong art there (see next bit), mine is also going to be wrong.
I'm pretty sure it's not actually the right cover art. Probably mo one cared because it's pretty close (comparing it to mine). Well, at least the front is (probably identical), the back is fairly different. (Given, mine is US not Europe, but I have the 1999 date printed).
I have a 1999 disc, so presumably the 1999 series. Sounds like the series need disambiguation comments. Guess Rubinstein must sell!