Template:Cite album-notes

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This template is used to cite sources in Wikipedia, specifically to format references to music liner notes, such as CD inserts and booklets.


Copy one of these three blank versions to use. Note that all fields must be lowercase, and remember to use the "|" (pipe) character between each field. Please delete any unused fields to avoid clutter in the edit window.

Horizontal list
{{cite album-notes |title= |albumlink= |bandname= |year= |notestitle= |url= |first= |last= |pages= |format= |publisher= |publisherid= |location= |mbid= }}
Vertical list Prerequisites *
{{cite album-notes
 |title      = 
 |albumlink  = 
 |bandname   = 
 |year       = 
 |notestitle = 
 |url        = 
 |first      = 
 |last       = 
 |pages      = 
 |format     = 
 |publisher  = 
 |location   = 
 |mbid       = 
* The field listed below is a prerequisite for the field to the left. For example publisher is a prerequisite to location meaning location will NOT be displayed even if it has a value unless publisher also has a value.


  1. {{cite album-notes |title=Album Title |albumlink=Album |bandname=[[Band Name]] |year=Year |notestitle=Notes Title |url=http://www.wikipedia.org |first=First |last=Last |pages=p. 0 |format=Format |publisher=Publisher |publisherid=Publisher ID |location=Location |mbid=MBid}}
  2. Last, First (Year). "Notes Title", p. 0 [Format]. Album notes for Album Title by Band Name. Location: Publisher (Publisher ID). Template:MusicBrainz release.
  1. {{cite album-notes |title=New Moon |albumlink=New Moon (Elliott Smith album) |bandname=[[Elliott Smith]] |year=2007 |notestitle= |url= |first= |last= |pages=p. 4 |format=CD booklet |publisher=[[Kill Rock Stars |publisherid=KRS455 |location=[[Olympia, Washington|Olympia, WA]] |mbid=22f20ceb-100c-4faf-9af0-53a49599c902}}
  2. (2007) Album notes for New Moon by Elliott Smith, p. 4 [CD booklet]. Olympia, WA: Kill Rock Stars (KRS455). Template:MusicBrainz release.

Description of fields


Nested fields either rely on their parent fields, or replace them:

  • parent
    • child — may be used with parent (and is ignored if parent is not used)


  • title: The title of the album. This is the only required field. Do not wikilink (and do not italicize, as this has been done for you).
    • albumlink: The name of the Wikipedia article about the album, if one exists. Do not wikilink.
  • bandname: The artist or band name, or Various artists if applicable. Please wikilink if the citation is being used on a page that is not the artist or band's article.
  • year: The copyright year of the album. Do not wikilink.
  • url: The full URL (internet address) of the notes if they are available online.
  • notestitle: The title of the notes, if different from the title of the album.
  • last: The last name of the author of the notes, if different from the artist.
    • first: The first name of the author of the notes.
  • pages: The relevant pages of the album notes. Please use the format p. 3 or pp. 2-6.
  • format: How the notes are presented (booklet, book, inset, back cover, cover, liner, etc) and for what type of medium the album is presented in (CD, DVD, Vinyl). Example: CD liner or Vinyl back cover.
  • publisher: The record label. You may wikilink if the record label has an article.
    • publisherid: The catalog number from the publisher for the album release that corresponds to the notes.
    • location: The location of the publisher to the smallest geographical unit known (city, state, country). You may wikilink.
  • mbid: The MusicBrainz ID for the album, the part after http://musicbrainz.org/release/ and before .html.