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It is also a very good idea to use the appropriate relationships from the [[Alternative Version Relationship Class|AlternativeVersionRelationshipClass]] to link the other versions; sometimes one from [[Remix Relationship Class|RemixRelationshipClass]] is appropriate instead. (In this case, the 'single version' would be linked using [[Other Version Relationship Type|OtherVersionRelationshipType]] or [[Remix Relationship Type|RemixRelationshipType]] to the one on the album. The direction is governed by which one is earliest.)  
 
It is also a very good idea to use the appropriate relationships from the [[Alternative Version Relationship Class|AlternativeVersionRelationshipClass]] to link the other versions; sometimes one from [[Remix Relationship Class|RemixRelationshipClass]] is appropriate instead. (In this case, the 'single version' would be linked using [[Other Version Relationship Type|OtherVersionRelationshipType]] or [[Remix Relationship Type|RemixRelationshipType]] to the one on the album. The direction is governed by which one is earliest.)  
  
==Discussion==
 
 
See discussion on [[Clarify Extra Title Information|ClarifyExtraTitleInformation]]
 
 
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For example I think "(excerpt)" and "(highlights)" should be in that [[Extra Information Style|ExtraInformationStyle]]: in brackets and lowercase and note it's not a track only matter. --[[User:ClutchEr2|ClutchEr2]]
 
 
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The following additions to this guideline were [http://lists.musicbrainz.org/pipermail/musicbrainz-users/2004-November/018858.html discussed on the mailing list] on 2004-11-18:
 
* Extra title information should always be in English, except for volume identifiers which are considered part of the title and should be consistent with the language used in the title.
 
* Expand all abbreviations within extra title information unless they are part of a title, ie: RMX or MX can sometimes be considered part of a remix title and so should not be blanketly expanded. Featuring is the only accepted abbreviation (as "feat."), all similar abbreviations should be expanded.
 
 
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It is currently not possible to store all information about releases that people might be interested in. Rather than clutter release/track titles with too much information, the following details should be left out:
 
* Country of release or designation as an import
 
* Record label
 
* Designation as a "bonus track"
 
* Any other information not discussed in the [[Official Style Guideline|OfficialStyleGuideline]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s.
 
 
You can, however, add this information to the [[Release Annotation|ReleaseAnnotation]].
 
 
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''"but required to make it distinguishable from different releases or tracks with the same [[Main Title|MainTitle]]"'' - I think this should be removed, as it's not always the case - e.g. if a track is only ever recorded as a live version, does that mean "(live)" is not required? I'm not sure how to reword it, but basically I think that it should be that any info deemed appropriate on the sleeve is valid [[Extra Title Information Style|ExtraTitleInformation]], '''except''' that which is irrelevant (eg 'bonus track' - because the track itself is no different). --[[User:Gecks|Gecks]]
 
 
I'd be interested in clarification of phrases such as "Deluxe Edition" that appear on record sleeves. Is this to be treated as a subtitle, to be used in upper case after a colon, or to be considered [[Extra Title Information|ExtraTitleInformation]] and put in lower case in brackets? Currently, the phrase appears in both forms on MBz, or is missing completely. --[[Arty Smokes|ArtySmokes]]
 
 
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Revision as of 15:54, 18 March 2009

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Style for Extra Title Information

Additional information on a Release or Track that is not part of its MainTitle, but required to make it distinguishable from different releases or tracks with the same MainTitle (e.g. TrackVersion), must be entered in parentheses after the MainTitle.

This ExtraTitleInformation must be put in lower case, except for those cases where it represents a proper name (f.e. the titles of a (re)mix, the names of places or persons, etc.).

Note, that this does not apply to sub-titles as explained in SubTitleStyle, which are handled as parts of the MainTitle.

Ordering of ExtraTitleInformation which includes FeaturingArtistStyle, PartNumber, TrackVersion can be found under TrackTitle.

Details

The specific cases of ExtraTitleInformation are dealt with in a page of their own. Note, however, that unifiying the following guidelines is still under way:

Examples

Situations Like These (album version)

Blue (extended mix)

Talking All That Jazz (Torti's Old School Mix of Edits dub)

Bear Witness (Automator's 2 Turntables and a Razor Blade re-edit)

Disciple (demo)

Other Relevant Guidelines

The rules above may lead to the same track (identical, not a version) having different names on different releases. For example, a song may be released with the name "Song Name" on an album. Then (or before) a single may be released, containing a single-specific version of the song, titled just "Song Name" on the tracklist, together with the version from the album, titled "Song Name (album version)". In these cases, you are strongly encouraged to use the SameTrackRelationshipType to link the identical tracks.

It is also a very good idea to use the appropriate relationships from the AlternativeVersionRelationshipClass to link the other versions; sometimes one from RemixRelationshipClass is appropriate instead. (In this case, the 'single version' would be linked using OtherVersionRelationshipType or RemixRelationshipType to the one on the album. The direction is governed by which one is earliest.)