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=Bonus Discs=
 
=Bonus Discs=
  
It is common to package an extra disc of material with some [[Release]]s. These are labelled with the [[Disc Number Style|DiscNumberStyle]].  
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It is common to package an extra disc of material with some [[Release]]s. These are labeled with the [[Disc Number Style|DiscNumberStyle]].  
  
 
==Examples==
 
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A Bonus Disc is a disc of material that is considered extra to the [[Release]]. It is used to show the difference between true multi-disc releases (eg, ''The Beatles - The White Album [http://musicbrainz.org/album/d6213baf-e959-4817-9fa2-3ce97f131678.html (disc 1)] & [http://musicbrainz.org/album/5e2f85af-4e35-41b3-beeb-88af7ed2e70c.html (disc 2)]''), and normal releases augmented by bonus tracks (eg, ''The Fall - [http://musicbrainz.org/album/114855e0-b472-4f52-a460-6de1b2e2506a.html Hex Enduction Hour] & [http://musicbrainz.org/album/32c92a3b-175b-49a8-a4f1-b13c449f2995.html (bonus disc)]'').  
 
A Bonus Disc is a disc of material that is considered extra to the [[Release]]. It is used to show the difference between true multi-disc releases (eg, ''The Beatles - The White Album [http://musicbrainz.org/album/d6213baf-e959-4817-9fa2-3ce97f131678.html (disc 1)] & [http://musicbrainz.org/album/5e2f85af-4e35-41b3-beeb-88af7ed2e70c.html (disc 2)]''), and normal releases augmented by bonus tracks (eg, ''The Fall - [http://musicbrainz.org/album/114855e0-b472-4f52-a460-6de1b2e2506a.html Hex Enduction Hour] & [http://musicbrainz.org/album/32c92a3b-175b-49a8-a4f1-b13c449f2995.html (bonus disc)]'').  
  
[[Image:Alert.png]] Note that the presense of bonus tracks on the primary disc of a release does not mean any subsequent discs aren't Bonus Discs. A distinction is always made between true multi-disc releases and bonus discs.  
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[[Image:Alert.png]] Note that the presence of bonus tracks on the primary disc of a release does not mean any subsequent discs aren't Bonus Discs. A distinction is always made between true multi-disc releases and bonus discs.  
  
 
[[Image:Alert.png]] Also note that the [[Release Attribute|ReleaseAttribute]] for a Bonus Disc will normally not be 'album', unlike the primary release.  
 
[[Image:Alert.png]] Also note that the [[Release Attribute|ReleaseAttribute]] for a Bonus Disc will normally not be 'album', unlike the primary release.  

Revision as of 09:37, 18 September 2006

Bonus Discs

It is common to package an extra disc of material with some Releases. These are labeled with the DiscNumberStyle.

Examples

  • "Mother Nature Calls (bonus disc)"
  • "Greatest Hits (bonus disc: Acoustic Hits)"

Proposed Amendment

A Bonus Disc is a disc of material that is considered extra to the Release. It is used to show the difference between true multi-disc releases (eg, The Beatles - The White Album (disc 1) & (disc 2)), and normal releases augmented by bonus tracks (eg, The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour & (bonus disc)).

Alert.png Note that the presence of bonus tracks on the primary disc of a release does not mean any subsequent discs aren't Bonus Discs. A distinction is always made between true multi-disc releases and bonus discs.

Alert.png Also note that the ReleaseAttribute for a Bonus Disc will normally not be 'album', unlike the primary release.

(this proposal will probably need to be in DiscNumberStyle as well/instead)

Discussion On Amendment

One thing I'm not entirely sure about is how to handle expanded releases which have had their titles changed. Eg, Tri Repetae was also released as Tri Repetae++ 1) & (disc 2). I think we should represent the "++" despite the fact it seemingly only indicates the presense of the bonus disc. I propose renaming the discs to Tri Repetae++ and Tri Repetae++ (bonus disc) respectively. However since things like "Special Edition" are dropped, perhaps we should drop these too? --Gecks