Catalog numbers?

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I can't seem to find where the label's catalog number has gone... that's very important for me. There's an Allmusic ID, but that's not as useful - is this going to return?

Also, this isn't as important, but would it be possible to make a link to show all the reviews by a specific reviewer? I always wanted that in the regular AMG.
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Catalog numbers are now displayed at the "Release" level (as opposed to the "Album" level).

This tricky concept is explained here:
http://beta.allmusic.com/faq#difference

But basically if you are on an Album and you want to explore all of the different Releases of that recording, click on the Releases tab and the different versions of the album (including the catalog number) can be found there.

http://beta.allmusic.com/album/releas...

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Zac, you can merge this with https://getsatisfaction.com/allmusic/...
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When you go into an individual album page you can't see the label name in which that album was released. This is only visible on full discography list.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Label information not displayed on album profile.
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Seems like a really convoluted way to get the info (I wouldn't have found it unless you told me), but thanks for not removing it.
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I'm missing a lot the Label issue number
f.e.:
Elvin Bishop - Big Fun, Alligator 4767

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CD ID Nr..
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Additionally, the catalog number is now available if you hover over any of the individual listings on the Release tab:

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LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION BUT I DON'T SEE THE LABEL INFORMATION ANYMORE THAT WAS READILY AVAILABLE IN THE OLD FORMAT

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LABEL INFO.
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I like the new website but did you do away with putting the label & catalogue number on the album detail pages? I see the label listed when the album is on the new releases list. I use this site quite a bit for work & love having the track listing, writers, release date, label, and catalogue number available. Many thanks!

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What happened to the label & catalogue # on albums.
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Displaying Catalog information from publishers. Alright, I can see the rationale for putting "Releases" on their own tab, but couldn't you at least display the catalog numbers in the list of items? Having to mouse over each one and wait for the pop-up box to display the catalog number is really ugly if you are looking for a specific issue.

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dispay publisher catalog could be improved.
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OK, I see this answer and I understand what you are saying but on an album like Plenty, by Walt Wilkins that has just been released, I have to go to Walt Wilkins' entry, go down to Plenty, go to the Plenty detail page, click the "Releases" tab, then hover over the only entry of Plenty in order to find the catalogue number? That's a lot of digging in my opinion. I'm glad to know where to find it but it seems difficult to get to.
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Understood, Amy. We're trying to consider the "Album-Level" info to be the concept or the "recorded work" of a particular recording.

The catalog number and label are usually specifically tied to a piece of physical product (or, I suppose, digital product nowadays), so we keep them at the "Release" level.

It may not make sense for an album that only has a single release, but for albums that have been released in many formats on multiple labels, it offers a bit more clarity on the specific version of a piece of product that you're looking at.

Hope this explanation helps somewhat.
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Thanks. It does. I appreciate the response.
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In case you missed it, we made a change to our Releases tab on Album pages to display the label, catalog number and the album cover where available: 

http://www.allmusic.com/album/tour-de-france-mw0000040440/releases