Album cover and release date changes when adding album from Tidal

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Artist: Helloween
Album: Helloween (2021)

Have you made any edits to this content in Roon?


Is this content from local files, TIDAL, or Qobuz?


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Description of the issue

Before adding the album, Tidal version shows the correct album cover, but incorrect release date. After adding it from Tidal, it shows the correct release date but the album cover changes to something else.

Additionally, deleting an album from a streaming source is a separate issue, but happens for all albums (see below). After deletion, it’s very difficult to get back to it as you simply cannot ‘go back’ to find it again.



Deleting (any album) saved from a streaming service:

It’s not just Tidal. I have been re-ripping my entire CD collection this summer. I have been making sure that the rip has the exact cover art as the CD I am ripping. I would say that 20% of the time the Roon metadata changes the cover art to something else it thinks is correct. I always go back and change it to match the CD but it makes the process go much slower as I can’t just rip and forget.

In Settings → Library → Import settings, you can set Roon to always prefer your own cover art.

I did that. It made things worse. That was not a solution for me.