compilation or original album?

Discussion in 'Daily Tunes Site Discussion and Feedback' started by artifex, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

    artifex

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    If we're recommending a favorite song by an artist, and it appears in identical (or nearly) form on both the original album and on a compilation album (or two, or three...), which is the preferred way of listing it in this db?

    I've been doing it both ways, depending on if I really like most of the original album itself, or prefer to get people to look at a broader anthology of an artist's work. But this isn't consistent with the idea of using the db to link everything together.
     
  2. arn
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    arn

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    #2
    yeah...

    I guess I would prefer people link to the original album.

    Alternatively, I suppose it could be possible to link different versions of songs togehter somehow.

    arn
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jetson

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    If I notice that a track has been remastered and sounds better on a compilation than the original album, I link to the better sounding version. Of course, if the original album has been remastered that's the best choice.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Definitely the original album is best if the audio quality is the same/superior. That lets you hear the song in context to the songs that were recorded with it.
     
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    SeaFox

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    I think it would be good to list a track with links to both albums (noting whichever is the original with an asterisk or something) unless the later version has been remastered and sounds different.
     

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