Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to jayessemm)
When I edited the info I did not include "Various artists" in the "Album artist" filed
Set Album Artist to Various Artist and set them as a Compilation.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to Chris CA)
That various artists was my saviour in iTunes 10 but seemed the start of my iTunes 11 troubles. It seemed when Various Artists was in the album artist field the search thing was really wonky.
See my previous post and the suggested solution.
I removed all the "various artists" from all my songs compliations.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to jayessemm)
I have a similar issue. Some regular albums ripped from CD onto a PC and later transferred to my Mac were split into two or three albums in album view, all with identical data so there was no apparent reason. This thread prompted me to go back and look at this again and, almost miraculously, they are now showing as one album!
The only explanation I can think of is that this was a bug that's recently been corrected by an update?
Coerrection: Some have corrected themselves but for example i have about 10 albums by Blue Oyster Cult and every one has track 1 as one album and the remaining tracks as a seperate album. All data is identical. Does anyone have any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 7:28 PM (in response to jayessemm)
See this -> http://samsoft.org.uk/iTunes/grouping.asp
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to Chris CA)
I wonder if the linked article addresses issues in iTunes 11 even as it uses illustartions for iTunes 10. Before I made the mistake of downloading 11 I could manage my iTunes pretty well.
Just playing around with that one recent sixpack that caused me the troubles I wrote about above ...
I checked the "part of a compliation" box and it had no impact.
Then I went back and added the "various artists" in the Album artist field and -- good news the three albums now show as one. But when I look at that album in the album view the songs don't appear in 1,2,3, ... track order. Which is where I believe is where I was at when I started and posted the previous question.
Like I say ... I'm not sure if this is a bug but it sure bugs me!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to jayessemm)
You should have a look at the "Disc x of y" field. These should all be the same. All blank or all "1 of 1" whatever.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 1:35 PM (in response to kilima)
Got it -- thanks!
Now the only funny thing is iTunes assigns a date to the album that doesn't have any relationship to the songs but I figure I'll quit while I still can!
So ... to recap
I'll leave the album artist field blank (even though it was my salvation in iTunes 10).
I'll make sure the "part of a compliation" box is checked yes
I'll remove any "disk 1 of 1" or "...1 of 2"
I'll have to think how anal I want to get and how many of these mixes / compliations / ... I go back and fix.
And I won't worry about this stuff any more! :-)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to jayessemm)
Are you using Group Compilations and View > Use album artists (or wherever it is located in the View menu now)?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to Chris CA)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 3:28 PM (in response to jayessemm)
Sorry ... I meant to say Group Compliations UNCHECKED
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 4:02 PM (in response to jayessemm)
I haven't had time to revise the images as yet, but with the exception of the changes in the display modes the Grouping tracks into albums article remains relevant to iTunes 11. Generally a common Album Artist will fix most split album issues. Deeper problems are discussed in the article.