Topic: Band credits vs. individual credits
I'm going to add and correct the relationships on Trespass by Genesis and I was wondering about how to best reconcile some of the credits.
On the album cover I've got "All titles composed, arranged and performed by Genesis". Someone has added "Composed by" relationships for 4 of the 5 contemporary band members at the release level. They've left off the drummer, John Mayhew, who was only with the band for this album. Wiki agrees with this, but doesn't cite a reason. I'm wondering how to correct all this as far as the writing credits are concerned.
1) My first inclination is to delete the release level "Composed" AR's and add "Written by" track level AR's for Genesis. This would, in my opinion, preserve artist intent.
2) I could simply change the "Composed" AR's to "Wrote" AR's.
3) I could delete the "Composed" AR's and add "Wrote" AR's for the band members at the track level
4) If I choose 2 or 3, I could add John Mayhew or leave him off.
Personally, I think option 1 is the best course. Especially in light of the discussion I started on the mailing list about Lennon/McCartney songs where the consensus was that we should credit both even on songs where it was known that only one of them had actually written the whole song without any help from the other.