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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-10829

Indexed recording search fails to find recording with no length

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    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Normal
    • Resolution: Fixed
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    • 2020-11-02
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    Description

      I was importing this release : 
      https://www.discogs.com/Various-Homegrown-Cupboard-Music/release/53638

      Into musicbrainz and noticed some sub-optimal behavior with regards to the recording search on the "Recordings" tab of the release editor.

      Briefly :

      1) all of the recordings on the release were already in musicbrainz, because the release is a CD compilation of tracks from previous vinyl releases
      2) because the existing recordings are all from vinyl, their durations are all (?:??)
      3) perhaps because of 2, none of them are returned in indexed search at all
      4) when I switched to direct search, they would be returned. however on track 7, "Black Cat," the results did not appear to suggest a constraint on artist name... so after being unable to locate my release in the first 7 pages of slow direct search results,  I gave up and just copy/pasted from the release page for the vinyl release.

      In summary :

      • It is unexpected that indexed search does not return "exact artist-name+exact recording title" matches under some circumstances. It seems especially odd because on the recording tab the artist-name constraint is already hydrated with a mbid.
      • It is unexpected that direct search does not return "exact artist-name+exact recording title" matches first.

      As an aside, I wonder how many duplicate recordings I have personally created as a result of encountering this case...

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            reosarevok Nicolás Tamargo
            darwinx0r nope
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