Style/Titles/Extra title information
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.).
- Status: The guidelines on this page need clarification. in April 2006 the StyleCouncil has therefore started to ClarifyExtraTitleInformation.
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:
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)
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.)