User:Reosarevok/Old Sub Optimal List

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The intent of this page is to keep track of releases and tracks and artists which are AR'ed in a non-optimal way (ie. with less information than what is available or with presumed information). If an instrument is listed repeatedly below, please do not hesitate to add it to Talk:Advanced Instrument Tree!

Per artist

  • Bjørslev, Henrik & Sunesen, Jakob
    • Beyond Boundaries
      • Tracks 1-5, 9, 10, 12-16, and 18 should have "transverse flute" replaced by "Wooden flute" (I'm fairly convinced that it's a transverse wooden flute though... -- FrederikSOlesen 13:45, 13 May 2007 (UTC))
      • Track 6 has a "Boehm flute" for the "transverse flute". (Use Google.)
      • The "harpsichord" credited throughout is actually a "spinet".
  • Cottars, The
    • Made in Cape Breton
      • Ciarán and Fiona MacGillivray and Roseanne MacKenzie all performed "stepdancing" on the release (not credited at all in the ARs).
      • Roseanne MacKenzie's "background vocals" should be "harmony vocals"
    • On Fire!
      • Various production and miscellaneous credits, as well as guest artists. See release annotation.
      • Roseanne MacKenzie's "other percussion" should be "stepdancing"
      • Roseanne MacKenzie's and Fiona MacGillivray's "other vocals" should be "harmony vocals"
      • Ciaran MacGillivray's "Strat" is credited as "electric guitar"
      • Loch Tay Boat Song is credited in the inlay to "H. Boulton-R. McLeod". I've enquired on MudCat's fora as to what the relation is to "R. McLeod".
  • Don Cherry often performs "Pocket Trumpet", which in a good number of occasions is credited simply as "Trumpet".
  • Gaelic Storm
    • Bring Yer Wellies
      • Track 1 written by "Twigger / Murphy"; Track 2 by "Twigger *"; Track 3 by "Murphy / Wehmeyer / Twigger *"; Track 4 by "Twigger *"; Track 5 by "Murphy / Twigger / Trad Lyrics *"; Track 6 by "Peter Purvis *", though I have to check whether none of the tunes are trad.; Track 7 by "Murphy / Wehmeyer / Twigger *"; Track 8 by "Trad *"; Track 9 and 10 by "Twigger *"; Track 11 by "Trad *"; Track 12 by "Twigger / Murphy *"; Track 13 by "Trad *"; Track 14 by "Twigger / Murphy / Wehmeyer / Reid *"
      • *All songs/tunes arranged by Gaelic Storm
      • Peter Purvis' two bagpipes should be "Deger Pipes" and "Highland Pipes". His tin whistle is listed as "whistles".
      • Steve Twigger plays mandolins, in plural.
      • Ellery Klein sings "bkg" vocals, translated to background in current AR.
      • Ryan Lacey plays straight out "percussion", not arbitrarily "percussion instruments".
  • Islanders, The
    • On the Rocks
      • All tracks are attributed to "Trad.". This needs to be researched, as they seem to have been 'large' in using that term. (The first track has lyrics by Robert Burns, for example.)
      • Sleeve design by Lars Rud Fyhn.
      • Recorded at UNILYD, Kvong, Denmark. (Doesn't say by whom, unless that's the engineer...)
  • Pretty much every artwork role. (They're usually in the annotations.)
    • * Black Brick Road: artwork and layout by Bjo:rn Gustafsson. Lead guitars composed and performed by Magnus Sahlgren.
    • Fenlandia
      • Mary Humphreys performs english concertina (concertina has been used instead).
      • Anahata performs anglo concertina (concertina has been used instead).
  • Nielsen, Sussie
    • After Rain
      • Track 3 has an unknown harp.
      • Track 8 has "pipe droning" - but it's not known what kind of pipe it is (or even if it's a pipe at all).
  • Trabjerg, Anders
    • Boxed
      • Anders Trabjerg plays a "melodion" (credited as "diatonic accordion"), a "button accordion" (should probably be credited as a diatonic accordion), and a "continental accordion" (credited as and is probably 'just' a button accordion).
      • "design/illustration by" Filippa von Essen should be "Cover Design"

Per release

  • 52 by Ari Hest
    • Number of tracks missing "loops" credit and others with an acoustic guitar credit instead of a 12-string guitar credit.
  • A Midwinter Night's Dream by Loreena McKennitt
    • Simon Edwards performs marímbula (performs mbira has been used instead) on Track 02 and performs sintir (performs string instruments has been used instead) on Track 04.
    • Stratis Psaradellis performs greek lute (performs lute has been used instead) on Track 03 & 04 and performs greek lyra (performs lyre has been used instead) on Track 04.
  • Eels With Strings: Live at Town Hall by Eels
    • The Chet performs trash can and suitcase (other percussion has been used instead for both).
    • Ana (Eels with strings) perform vibrator (other instruments has been used instead).
  • L'Espoir by Cali
    • Track 02 have "human beatbox" replaced by "other vocal" and have "musical box" replaced by "other instruments".
    • Track 11 have "strings Vienna" replaced by "string instruments" and have "thunder sound" replaced by "other instruments".
    • Track 12 have "drum corp" replaced by "percussion instruments"
    • Track 13 have "baryton" replaced by "bowed string instruments" and have "surf guitar" replaced by "guitar".
  • Fantasia Lindum by Amazing Blondel
    • Edward Baird plays Dulcimer
    • Terence Alan Wincott plays Piano Harmonium, currently entered as just Harmonium
  • Le Jaseur boréal by Julos Beaucarne
    • Manu Comté performs accordina (free reed has been used instead).
  • Plexure by John Oswald
    • Multiple ARs not possible currently, all noted in the annotation. Also, it includes an interesting Artist - Distributor (ie Label) AR credit
  • First Base by Babe Ruth
    • cover and composer AR on track 'King Kong' difficult, as well as needing the type 'interpolates' for "The Mexican" which interpolates Ennio Morricone's Per qualche dollaro in più (For a Few Dollars More) theme (wiki)
    • all the "composed" AR's should be "wrote"
  • Neon Bible by Arcade Fire
    • many unavailable ARs, all listed in annotation
      • website design, thank you, session coordinator
    • "orchestrated" on tracks 1, 2 & 10 should be "orchestral arrangements"
    • "programmed" on tracks 1, 3 & 11 should be "treatments"
    • "guest choir vocals" on tracks 8 & 11 should be "gospel singers"
  • Ribbons of War by The Extraordinaires
    • Original Concept and Story by Jay Purdy
    • Covers Hand Screened by Frede Zimmer
    • Track 13 contains select lyrics from Maneater Copyright Hall/Oates/S.Allen
  • Short Stories by The Extraordinaires
    • Percussion is listed, no specific instruments; currently uncredited
    • Wind Organ currently uncredited
    • Noisemakers currently uncredited
    • Stomps currently credited as Percussion Instruments
    • Hand Screened Covers by Frede Zimmer
    • Guitar Solo credited to The Corndawg
  • Twelve Mondays by Ari Hest
    • Ari Hest performs 12-string acoustic guitar' (acoustic guitar has been used instead) on track 2.
    • Matt Beck performs Wurlitzer' (electric piano has been used instead) on track 5.
    • Thad DeBrock performs 12-string acoustic guitar' (acoustic guitar has been used instead) on track 9.
  • The People's Choice Music by Komar & Melamid and Dave Soldier
    • Komar & Melamid play Bass Drum (other percussion has been used instead) on both tracks
  • På gyllen grunn by Anita Skorgan
    • Rolf Lislevand plays lute, baroque guitar and theorbo; "baroque guitar" credited as classical guitar for now.

Company/location/venue credits

The following section contains releases which have companies or venues, and subsequently locations, credited for various ARs instead of individual persons.

Per track

  • Mentor by Merz
    • Pete B credited for "scratch" in liners, currently credited as performing "turntable(s)".
  • Mr. Quicke Cuts the Cheese by DJ Food
    • Matt Black and Strictly Kev credited for "scratching" in liners, currently credited as performing "Turntable".
  • Vol en éclats by Dumas
    • Doctor credited for "hi-hat" in liners, currently credited as performing "cymbals".
  • De vallei by Thé Lau
    • Sergio Menso credited for Human Beatboxing, currently credited as "other vocal".

Per instrument (if needed?)

Per SubOptimal