881 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2008 6:32 PM by Diane Wordsmith
If you're sorting by Album Artist, you're telling iTunes not to pay attention to track number — you want some other ordering.
To do what you want, click the Album column header until it says "Album by Artist". This will sort with the hierarchy Album Artist (or Artist if there is none) > Album > Disc # > Track #.
How to use iTunes 7 new Album Artist field
Mon, Sep 18 '06 at 7:30AM PDT • Submitted by stevebr
iTunes 7 thinks of an album by a performer (call the performer XYZ), where one or more tracks are by "XYZ featuring ABC" or "XYZ and ABC," as separate albums. In the past, the only workaround was to set the album as a compilation to avoid this, but this is an incomplete solution, and it had the side effect of the album not being classified or filed properly.
Enter the "Album Artist" tag in iTunes 7. Set this tag (via Get Info with all all tracks of the album selected) to the main artist's name, and the album will be unified.