These ISRC numbers are confusing
What do they "really" mean in the context of a "new" cd compilation that is newly Mastered By Vic Anesini.
According to the RIAA web site:
A new ISRC must be allocated when a new sound recording is created, for example:
1) a track is re-mixed;
2) changes in the playing time of a track are intended “musically or artistically” and are longer than 10 seconds (playing time is measured from the first recorded modulation to the last recorded modulation);
3) a previously released recording is partially used as part of a compilation; and lastly,
4) a “full restoration” of a historical sound recording is performed by re-mastering, re-pitching, re-equalizing, de-noising or de-clicking a track to meet contemporary quality standards. The registrant of the recording has discretion when making the determination between full re-mastering (sound restoration) and simple re-mastering (reproduction without sound restoration).
An ISRC must be assigned to every different track of a recording but not to an unchanged track when it is reused on a new sound recording. To guarantee the unique identification provided by an ISRC, the reuse of an ISRC that is currently allocated to another track or version of the track is not permitted. The RIAA site further defines a "different track":
The following are "different tracks" and so require new ISRCs:
Remixes, edits or new versions of a track
Tracks with changed playing times
Partially used tracks (i.e., faded in or out)
Fully re-mastered tracks (tracks with fully restored sound qualities)
If a company decides to change the title of a track, with no alterations to the track itself, we recommend keeping the same ISRC.
Well, I'm going to throw this big question out there: Do all these differing year codes mean that Vic did not really remaster each and every track for these 3 genre releases, but merely compiled them?
You'd think if he alone is given the remastering credit for the cd, then each track would have a unique ISRC number that could be traced back to a unique DSD Anesini mastering.
Let the discussion begin.