I ripped my CD collection to “flac” years ago and have since discarded the physical media and jewel cases. I’ve started updating the metadata using “Picard” and “MusicBrainz”. In a few cases I’ve run into issues with extra (or missing) tracks.
Here’s a specific example. I have a copy of Carole King’s compilation album “Up on the Roof”. The MusicBrainz entry for this has twelve tracks (https://musicbrainz.org/release/bd726578-138c-4fdc-8820-eb2095220a0d), but my CD (whatever it was) has an additional track (“Sweet Adonis”).
Having disposed of the physical media, I have no idea about what release my tracks came from. I’ve found a UK & Europe release with the right songs on “Discogs” (https://www.discogs.com/Carole-King-Up-On-The-Roof/release/9230004) If I search on Amazon, I find some CD covers that mention the song “Sweet Adonis” and includes a release date (https://www.amazon.com/Up-Roof-Carole-King-2001-06-11/dp/B014I6SH8I). I also found all thirteen tracks on an Amazon.co.uk digital album (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003ZT6UAC/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp).
All I personally want is a MusicBrainz release with the right tracks, but I’m not experienced with adding entries here, and would like to “do the right thing”.
So, what should I do?
- Try to create a release based on the UK Discogs entry?
- Create a release with very incomplete information and the extra entry.
- Create a “digital” release off of the Amazon.co.uk album and generate the track signature from my (ripped) flac file.
- Something else.