I know that
Original Release Date is an album property according to the metadata model. If the tracks of an album have different
Original Release Date values Roon currently just uses the value from the first file it imported for that album, applies it on album level (
*) and doesn’t bother about it any further. While that’s technically OK I wonder if it would make sense to expand the applicability of
Original Release Date to the track level too - or if it would break the logic behind the property and a new field would be required to hold a track’s original release date?
The use case behind this: compilations often contain tracks with different original release dates. How can this information get captured and shown in Roon? It’s of special interest for cases where the original recording dates aren’t available (and which might be different from release dates).
*) … Applying that value to all tracks of the album seems to be kind of wrong to me if the file tag contains a different value but it’s somehow within the logic, I suppose. Still - since in the track browser the values shown for “Release Date” are actually the “Original Release Date” values (if available, I guess) …