Sound recording

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Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

... on the album Delicate Sound of Thunder (Pink Floyd 1998).

Pink Floyd (1998) demonstrates this effect by ....

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Composer/Performer. Year. Title of Recording. Label & Publisher number, format.

Reference list example

Pink Floyd. 1998. Delicate Sound of Thunder. CBS 4631612, compact disc.

Style notes for this reference type

  • See Manual 15.57 and Turabian
  • Italicise the official title of the album, but individual track titles should be included in quotation marks (Manual 8.197).
  • If the performer or conductor (or similar) is more relevant than the composer, they may be listed first.
  • Include any information about the work that is relevant, including performers, conductors, performance dates, medium and publisher details.
  • For the date, include the date of the recording, the copyright date or published date included with the recording. If a date cannot be found consult a library catalog or other resource; citations without a date are generally unacceptable. If no date can be found, use “n.d.” (for no date).
  • Sound recordings should be grouped under an appropriate subheading in the bibliography (see Chicago Manual, chapter 14.263 and 14.63).

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