254 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 20, 2013 1:34 PM by A.P.M. Wülfinghoff
The discussion on album artists I read on this forum left me confused.
Let me first state what I think iTunes means to be understood:
In popular music three types of albums exist according to iTunes
1. an album with all songs by the main artist.
Here the concept of 'album artist' is superfluous; just fill out in get/info title song and artist.
2. a compilation album with different artists for each song; this is the extreme casus; personally I define an album as a compilation album when two or more artists perform separately on that album. Here you specify in get/info 'part of a compilation; 'album artist' is not required.
3. an album by an (main) artist with one or more guest appearances; this ranges from one duet to complete duet albums.
For this type of album 'album artist' is meant; for all songs on the album you specify in get/info 'album artist' as the main artist, and in get/sort specify in 'sort artist' also the main artist. In get/info 'artist' is of course the main artist & guest artist given.
Now applying this system and employing the column browser with genre, artists and albums, listing all the songs in my iTunes library, I noticed some strange effects with 1% of the artists.
After clicking an artist in the artist list, the related albums are listed on the top right and the related songs in the list down under.
In a number of cases an artist has a guest on one of his albums.
Sometimes (in 1% of the cases) the name of the artist in the artist list was replaced by the artist & guest artist name of one of the songs on one of their albums, a couple of times the first song, but not always
I'll try to add a screenshot of the iTunes window, but it doesn't work as yet.
How can I fix this?