This still doesn't answer my question as to why I don't have to do this on the Classic. it just "knows" that an album is an album. Can anyone explain that?
So...yet ANOTHER weekend lost trying to "fix" iTunes. I'm STILL going through every freaking song (9,124 to be exact) to see if it needs to be manually tweaked just so I can listen to it in album form instead of one-at-a-time. Jiminy effing Christmas, I HATE APPLE!
If you read the article above you'll see there a number of different factors that affect the grouping of tracks in iTunes and on various devices, and in various views. I can't tell you why Apple have implemented things differently, but the article should tell you what to do to link things that aren't listing together when you think they should be. The main distinction between the classic and iOS firmwares is that the latter uses Album Artist and doesn't use Part of a compilation.