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Best approach for same album names?

Hi I was thinking to add ' or ` to the end of the album name.. for those albums with the same name.. I wonder what do you guys do for situations like this? to prevent the songs from albums from merging.

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Reply #1
That's exactly what the Album Artist tag is for :-)

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Reply #2
it has the same album artist.. same contributed artist.. same year... everything is identical except for the number of songs and cover arts are different.

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Reply #3
Call the edition with additional songs simply "Deluxe" or "Extended"

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I too have 2 albums with only one song in.... is it a bad idea to name it " albumname` "? with a ` at the end of the album name will I run in to problem in future? because it doesn't seem appropriate to give it additional name like deluxe when it's not.. I could cause confusion next time when I google the album name and album name deluxe doesn't exist and started wondering why it's called deluxe or extended

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Reply #5
In cases like this I usually add the record label/catalog number of the album to the title.

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Reply #6
it has the same album artist.. same contributed artist.. same year... everything is identical except for the number of songs and cover arts are different.

There must be something that differentiates the albums. Different release years, "deluxe" or "limited edition" branding, maybe it's a remaster.

I would add the relevant information after the albumtitle.

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If it's really worth to keep both versions... maybe you could just choose one, and then pick missing tracks from another version and name it like "...My Album Name... (extra tracks from ...That Special Version...)"

If track listings are the same, I'd rather make a decision which variant I like more and keep only it. 
If both are lossless and I can't hear the difference, well, might just pick the smaller file size then.

 
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