History:Bonus Disc

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Bonus Discs

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


  • "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 & 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 of bonus discs are not necessarily the same as the release they were distributed with. Use the attribute correct for the bonus disc on its own.

(this amendment will be referenced in MultiDiscRelease as well)

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 presence 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

I think the key point is whether the original disc is avaliable with or without the second disc (or third..etc), If the disc is available with all versions, use "disc #" and if there are releases available without the release use "bonus disc". For Tri Repetae++ I would say "disc 2" applies as the ++ edition is not available without that 2nd disc -- ["drsaunde']