Two releases, two bands, same but not same

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I’ve got a CD in front of me that wasn’t in the DB (I searched!), so I entered it. https://musicbrainz.org/release-group/5c2ae531-2f3c-4084-bcde-885a1d08b3f2 and https://musicbrainz.org/artist/f7a020a6-fc0d-4a64-a7fc-51eb05d945e6

When I eventually got to ripping the disk, suddenly other versions of album and band turned up. In this case, it looks to be the same, but with the band and album translated into Japanese.

Problem is, I don’t think the band or the album should be translated as both their names are written in English characters on the album and - as far as I can tell - on the internet.


As you can see from the links I’ve put in the data I’ve entered, the cover has both band name and album name written in English chars.

Not sure what to do about that.

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  1. The artists should be merged (which @chaban is doing with https://musicbrainz.org/edit/64958193, so that’s being taken care of).
  2. If the releases in the release groups contain the same tracks/recordings, then those release groups should be merged too.
  3. If there exists both a version with a track list written in Japanese/Japanese and a version with a track list in English/Latin, then nothing more needs to be done. MusicBrainz now knows about both versions. :slight_smile:
  4. If there only exists the version with English/Latin tracklist, then the currently existing Japanese/Japanese releases needs to either…
    1. be merged with the release you added, so there is only one release left, or
    2. be converted to a pseudo release, so the Japanese/Japanese track list is preserved.

If you’re not sure about points 2, 3, and 4, then it’s also fine to just leave it as it is now. It’s better to have duplicate data than to wrongfully merge data.

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Internet doesn’t count, it’s a physical release.
Don’t you have this same CT32-5092 edition, where I can see Japanese titles on back cover and CD label?

Edit: sorry my bag, I thought you were talking about the track titles.

I guess you have two distinct spine texts, one Japanese and one English.
What do they show?
Main spine is in the side where you have the jewel case plastic holder (which the removable obi was covering) and secondary spine is where the jewel case opens, the thinner side.