History:Live Track Style
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Style for Live Tracks
This page describes the style to be used for naming live tracks. It only deals with the ExtraTitleInformation part of the TrackTitle
s, i.e. the part that describes whether the track is a live recording and possibly the date and venue for the recording. All other parts of the track title should be entered according to the normal OfficialStyleGuideline
Naming of live tracks depends on whether they are
Live Tracks on Releases
If all tracks on a Release are live, the release should have the ReleaseAttribute "live", and TrackTitle
s should not contain ExtraTitleInformation about the date and venue of the live performance. This information belongs into the ReleaseAnnotation.
If only some tracks on a Release are live, append " (live)" to the MainTitle, like this:
- "MainTitle (live)"
If more information is needed to distinguish between two tracks with the same title on one release (e.g. because the release has songs from more than one live session), more information can be added to the track title as explained for non-album tracks below.
There is an exception to this guideline:
If an release with the ReleaseAttribute "Live" has more than one track with the same name, they can be differentiated by appending the date and venue as follows: "Song Name (1980-01-18: Brussels, Belgium)". Basically, the same style is used as for non-album tracks, but without adding the 'live' part (because this information is already included in the ReleaseAttribute
s). It's also possible to append a number to the title as follows: "Song Name (1)" and "Song Name (2)". This is useful for tracks that have no date information, or for tracks that are from outtakes (example).
Live Non-Album Tracks
s it is best to include as much information as possible into the TrackTitle in parentheses as ExtraTitleInformation. Some possibilities are listed below. The date and venue naming format is exactly the same as in UntitledBootlegStyle.
- "MainTitle (live, Radio 3FM, 2004-05-23: Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands)"
- "MainTitle (live, 2004-05-23: Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands)"
- "MainTitle (live, 1969-01-16: New York, NY, USA)"
- "MainTitle (live, 2004-11)"
- "MainTitle (live, 2004: Netherlands)"
- "MainTitle (live, New York, NY, USA)"
- "MainTitle (live, Radio 3FM)"
- "MainTitle (live, 2004)"
- "MainTitle (live)"
This guideline began development in 2004 or 2005. On March 3, 2010, proposal RFC-23 passed, and this guideline became official.