Silence Track Style

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Style for Silent Tracks

Enter "[silence]" as the name for untitled tracks that contain only silence.

Examples

Often albums will have "hidden" tracks which are placed after the final track of the CD, with many tracks of silence in between to pad out the album.

A version of Nine Inch Nail's "Broken" EP uses the full 99 tracks available to the CD format; tracks 1 to 6 are music, tracks 7 to 97 are silent tracks of 4 seconds each, and tracks 98 and 99 are "hidden" tracks:

http://musicbrainz.org/artist/b7ffd2af-418f-4be2-bdd1-22f8b48613da.html

Some versions of Korn's "Follow the Leader" have 12 tracks of silence before the music:

http://www.musicbrainz.org/album/1e8f0eda-b120-4495-aec6-416d83820697.html

Rationale

Although these tracks could technically be classified as untitled tracks by the artist, it is unlikely that the artist actually intended those tracks to be considered their work (John Cage's 4'33" being an exception). We use [silence] to describe the properties of the track rather than leave them as the more ambiguous [untitled].

Discussion

This is now incorporated in the new UntitledTrackStyle. --Zout

Nothing links here anymore, this page is a CandidateForDeletion. -- MartinRudat 12:13, 01 May 2006 (UTC)


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