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pah68
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Original year from....

Post by pah68 » Mon May 28, 2007 5:26 am

Does anyone know of a good source for original year on a per track basis? I'd like to spend 10-15 minutes tagging 30,000+ tracks with the original year :P
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Post by Eyal » Mon May 28, 2007 6:21 am

Are you really going to spend a big 15 minutes of your time on this?
How generous your are!
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pah68
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Post by pah68 » Mon May 28, 2007 7:12 pm

It may take a l i t t l e bit longer than 10-15 minutes.

Any idea, suggestions?
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Post by nohitter151 » Mon May 28, 2007 9:50 pm

I use wikipedia for finding the original year, but it will take you 10 - 15 months, not minutes, to do all those tracks. :wink:

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Post by pah68 » Mon May 28, 2007 10:12 pm

Yeah...I've been doing that. :(

Anyone up for a scripting challenge?
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Post by simbo » Tue May 29, 2007 7:33 am

I use allmusic.com - a little slow but always reliable. What you'd really want is a script that queries the AMG database, but Lasso licenses don't come cheap... Shall we start a collection? :wink:

MCSmarties
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Post by MCSmarties » Tue May 29, 2007 5:54 pm

10-15 minutes to get the original year for a whole collection?!! :o

Man, more often than not I spend that kind of time PER SONG!

IMO 'original year' is one of the most interesting but also most difficult fields to populate.

Sources I use, pretty much in order of importance:
1. allmusic (almost useless for music outside the anglo-saxon realm)
2. wikipedia (not always reliable)
3. google, used in several ways:
- searching for an artist's official homepage / a good fanpage and hoping for a biography or complete discography
- searching for lyrics
- searching for charts for that particular music genre
4. discogs
5. the Joel Whitburn chart book (or rather, one of the XLS files that circulate every now and then on alt.binaries.sounds.whitburn.pop)

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Post by just_any_1 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:25 pm

I little off the subject, but has anyone tried to change the Original Year by hitting F2. It works on the other fields , but not O/Y.

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