In MusicBrainzTerminology, a release is an entry in the album table of the database. For CDs, a release represents 1 CD. For vinyl and cassettes, a release represents both sides of a record or cassette.
A release has a ReleaseTitle and consists of one or more Tracks. Each release has one ReleaseArtist who is the PrimaryArtist associated with that release. Other artists can be associated with a release using AdvancedRelationships.
A release has a ReleaseID, a unique identifier for that Release.
- 1 CD (album): Desire
- 1 CD (single): Creep
- CD 1 of a double album: The Fragile (disc 1: Left)
- 2-sided vinyl 12" (single): Feel the Music
- 2-sided 2-record vinyl LP, disc 2 (album): Blonde on Blonde (disc 2)