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Naming convention for remastered CDs?
Rain
post Feb 27 2006, 20:24
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I recently purchased Michael Jackson's Dangerous: Special Edition. As usual, I made a backup using EAC, but here's the problem. For my naming convention, I set it to this:

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Artist:
%A\%Y - %C\%A - %N - %T


which means I'll get:
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Michael Jackson\2001 - Dangerous - Special Edition...


Thing is I know this is a remastered CD, and the original album was released in 1991, but naming it to "1991 - Dangerous - Special Edition" is a bit misleading since there was no special edition released in 1991. I want to use the original date but also make sure I realise the version I have is a different edition.

So, I'm really stuck right now. I want to organise my files so I know when the albums were originally released. Michael Jackson has four 2001 "Special Edition" albums too: Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous as well as his actual 2001 album: Invincible.

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singaiya
post Feb 27 2006, 21:30
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Welcome to the conundrum of dates and reissues/remasters. I have thought a lot about it (not file naming, but date tagging) and haven't come up with any satisfactory answer. While I know the easy answer is to just use the date of the remaster, I always feel let down seeing (for example) the year 2003 next to "The Beatles."

Because I like to use date ranges in queries to come up with playlists, it becomes an issue for me. Greatest hits and best-of compilations do too. I think the only solution is to use the actual release date of the particular album and live with it. Otherwise you could be researching dates and tagging forever!

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Andavari
post Feb 27 2006, 23:03
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It's a simple fix. Name the CD in EAC to include Remastered in the name, e.g.;
Dangerous: Special Edition (Remastered)
or
Dangerous: Special Edition (2001 Remastered Version)

You could do the same at the end of the track names.


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post Feb 27 2006, 23:10
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QUOTE (Andavari @ Feb 28 2006, 01:03 AM)
It's a simple fix. Name the CD in EAC to include Remastered in the name, e.g.;
Dangerous: Special Edition (Remastered)
or
Dangerous: Special Edition (2001 Remastered Version)

You could do the same at the end of the track names.
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Second that. This is the approach that have given me most consistent results, after trying some.
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harto69
post Feb 28 2006, 12:40
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I'm currently using:
date - year of the first release
title - with remaster-reference in square brackets [Remastered year]
e.g. Swanlike [Remastered 2004]
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post Feb 28 2006, 19:01
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I add something like "[2003 remaster]" to the folder name, use "original release date / new release date" date format and add further information in the comment field. Works for me. smile.gif


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