Somg w/ Working Title Given Official Title

Somg w/ Working Title Given Official Title

Posted 19 Aug 2022, 5:22:07

Should each playing of a song with its working title be changed to the official title, with a note being left about what the working title was, or should it be left as-is?

Re: Somg w/ Working Title Given Official Title

Posted 19 Aug 2022, 12:03:22

Not sure if I am the best person to answer, but it does seem that when the official, released title is different from the working title, we generally change the name of the song to the official title. I can think of one exception with King Crimson, but I think the song actually changed quite significantly in that case. I am sure there are grey areas, but I think the song would have to be significantly re-written if we were going to have two different titles for an earlier and later version of it.

Sometimes I've written info notes like 'called (working title) on the written setlist' or 'early version called (working title).'

Re: Somg w/ Working Title Given Official Title

Posted 19 Aug 2022, 13:19:07

Yeah, nah, there wasn't significant re-writing; I found some concert footage someone posted online, and it align with how the studio recording sounds very well.

Re: Somg w/ Working Title Given Official Title

Posted 19 Aug 2022, 23:55:35

Sounds like a case where you’d definitely want to use the official name.

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