Topic: Release Attribute Fields Mono/Stereo and Studio/Live
I'm new here and not a database designer, just an average collector/consumer, but thought I would post something to say hi and get my "feet wet".
I just wondered if anyone had proposed having separate fields for either of these release group or release level attributes. They would be optional fields but might be useful fields for data import/export and identification.
One field would allow you to indicate release was either monaural, stereo, or mixed. Some compilations of older and newer music are mixed. Currently this is handled in the disambiguation field, but that is used for other things as well.
The other field I would propose would allow you to chose studio or live. Currently you must chose "album" or "live" at the release group level, but I don't think of "album" and "live" as mutually exclusive.
Perhaps this has already been considered and rejected, but I notice that CD Universe tries to (correctly?) capture those attributes, and it seems useful to me to know these things about a particular release (before considering a purchase, for example).