Basic Variables

These variables are populated from MusicBrainz data for most releases, without any special Picard settings.

Note

Variables will not be created if there was no value retrieved for the variable from the MusicBrainz database.

_absolutetracknumber

The absolute number of this track disregarding the disc number (i.e.: %_absolutetracknumber% of %_totalalbumtracks%). For example, this value would be 11 for the second track on disc 2 where disc 1 has 9 tracks. (since Picard 1.3)

_albumartists

The Album’s Artists’ Name(s) (multi-value). (since Picard 1.3)

_albumartists_sort

The Album Artist’s Sort Name(s) (multi-value). (since Picard 1.3)

_artists_sort

The Artist’s Sort Name(s) (multi-value). (since Picard 1.3)

_datatrack

Set to 1 if the track is a “data track”. (since Picard 1.3.1)

_discpregap

Set to 1 if the disc the track is on has a “pregap track”. (since Picard 1.4)

_multiartist

0 if tracks on the album all have the same primary artist, 1 otherwise. (since Picard 1.3)

_pregap

Set to 1 if the track is a “pregap track”. (since Picard 1.3.1)

_primaryreleasetype

Release Group Primary type (i.e.: album, single, ep, broadcast, or other).

_rating

Rating 0-5 by MusicBrainz users.

_recording_firstreleasedate

The date of the earliest recording for a track in the format YYYY-MM-DD. (Since Picard 2.6)

_releaseannotation

The annotation comment for the release. (since Picard 2.6)

_releasecomment

Release disambiguation comment. (since Picard 0.15)

_releasecountries

This provides the complete list of release countries for the release as a multi-value variable. (since Picard 2.3.1)

_releasegroup

Release Group Title which is typically the same as the Album Title, but can be different.

_releasegroupcomment

Release Group disambiguation comment.

_releasegroup_firstreleasedate

The date of the earliest release in the Release Group in the format YYYY-MM-DD. This is intended to provide, for example, the release date of the vinyl version of what you have on CD. (Since Picard 2.6)

Note

This is the same information provided by default in the originaldate tag.

_releaselanguage

Release Language as per ISO 639-3. (since Picard 0.10)

_secondaryreleasetype

Zero or more Release Group Secondary types (i.e.: audiobook, compilation, dj-mix, interview, live, mixtape/street, remix, soundtrack, or spokenword).

_totalalbumtracks

The total number of tracks across all discs of this release.