All Songs database missing album links?

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Using the beta site, I first went to Bruce Springsteen, then tried looking for a particular song (Bobby Jean) to determine which album it was on. I found the song in the "all songs" database, but the only link provided was to an album called Cirkus Night - Larry Norman (it is on that album, but that is not a Springsteen album). When I followed the same path on the original AllMusic site, the song pointed me to the "Born in the USA" album, which was correct (although it doesn't point to this "Cirkus Night" album). Is something missing on the beta site? There is also no link to play the song on the beta site, but the link is present on the old site.
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Posted 7 years ago

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Hmm...very strange indeed.
When you do a Song Search (by entering "Bobby Jean bruce springsteen" into the search box) we return 5 instances of the song (one live version, two different studio versions, The Larry Norman version, and a song on a Springsteen Tribute album):

http://beta.allmusic.com/search/all/b...

but only one appears via the method you took. I know we're trying to reduce the overall "All Songs" lists down to single instances of each song where we can (to make the list easier to browse) but this is clearly an error.

We'll take a look, and thanks for pointing it out.