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Am I Tagging The Year Of My Ripped Music CD Correctly?

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I would like to know if I Am I Tagging The Year Of My Ripped Music CD Using Cowon Jet Audio Correctly?

 

Let me give you 3 examples:

 

I have a CD (album not compilation) that was released in 2006 by Kenny Rogers that was originally released on vinyl in 1983. How do I go about tagging the year correctly?

 

Do I put 1983 the original year it was released on vinyl in the year box or 2006 the year the CD was released????

 

Also what do you put in the year box in the tag for a compilation CD songs from the same artist? Do you put the year the CD was released or the year each individual song was released in the year box?

 

And finally what do you put in the year box in the tag for a compilation CD containing different artists?

 

Do you put the year the CD of the compilation was released or the year the individual songs was released?

 

Everything I rip is in FLAC.

 

Please I need your help. Any response would be helpful.


Edited by Starsky5000 - 9/1/13 at 12:41pm
post #2 of 4

There's no right or wrong here - all depends what info you want to see in your player. This is your collection in the end, and as long as you're happy with the results, anything goes.

I have adopted a convention to display the year of the original release of the album, as I care less about the year of the re-release re-master etc. To keep track of the edition I use the comments tag.

In case of compilations of material from different years I'm too lazy to track them individually and would use the disk release date. Luckily I don't have too many of these.

post #3 of 4

If the date of release differs from the date of recording, I usually handle it like this:

 

- I always tag the date of release

- I include the year of recording to the album title

 

For example:

Artist: The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Album: Countdown: Time In Outer Space (1962)

Year: 2012

 

As for compilations where I think the date matters, I put the year of release after the title. For example with a collection of B-sides or demos.

 

Just a suggestion!

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Like Pleasantsounds, I use the year of original release and note any remaster/rerelease info in the comments. So an album might have a year of 1977 with comments "Remastered 1982". This way they sort in the database more to my tastes (i.e. if you're looking for songs in the 70s they group appropriately). And yes greatest hits albums get the torturous treatment of assigning original release date of the track and finding cover art, track #, etc. for tagging. Occasionally I say WTH on these but eventually succumb to my OCD and retag. I like Ultrazino's approach but slightly modified. I'd use the original recording date as Date but put the release date in the title. Again this works better for my purposes within the various database/players I use.

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