Can I use beets to find earliest release year for each track?

Hi all. I have a fairly unusual task I need to do for an mp3 collection.

What I need is to tag the original release year of everything, like all of the tracks on a best of compilation should have the years they were originally released, not the year the best of was put out, no dates of remasters either.

I don’t mind sitting and checking one by one as they go through - but would like to know if it is actually possible before I go ahead.

Is beets capable of doing this?

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