Questions tagged [album]

For questions about albums in general or about specific albums. Do not use this tag to identify an album, instead use (identify-this-album).

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What does it mean for an album to be remastered?

There are times when older albums get re-released as a remastered version. What is the difference between the original version and the remastered version?
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Why are bonus tracks so common in Japanese versions?

Just as the title says: Why are bonus tracks so common in japanese versions of a release?
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Why do artists not release backing tracks, instrumentals, and acapellas in their singles?

Currently, artists just release singles with 1 track - the song. For example, Ariana Grande's single "Focus" has 1 track: Focus But wouldn't it be better to release additional tracks as well, like ...
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Is it somehow possible to get more exact release dates than just the YEARS for CD albums? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a timeline of sorts. Frustratingly, I can only find the years when these CDs/albums were released, but I want to know the month and day as well! Example: https://www.discogs.com/...