6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 30, 2008 7:44 PM by anima incarnata
WillACarpenter Level 1 Level 1
I have a problem that makes things like cover flow practically unusable. For some reason some of my albums (but not all, or even many) are separated into two different albums.

Mind you this is the same album. The same artist, the same name. No album artist is listed on either of them. Same album artwork.

But I have one icon that says (for example) The Great Burrito Extortion Case (Bowling For Soup) with the album art, but is only track 1, and then an identical picture and artist and album information, containing tracks 2-14.

I have tried selecting them all at once and changing all of the info so that it makes them the same, but no matter what I do, it stays as 2 albums.

What can I do to fix this!?

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Windows XP, iTunes 8.0.0.35
Reply by Katrina S. on Sep 26, 2008 7:17 PM Helpful
Here is an article with good examples.http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1468Pretty much, you need to select all the tracks and type over the Artist, Album Artist, and Album fields. If that doesn't fix it, check "part of a Compilation" and then you can uncheck it again.

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  • Brooke Fishman Level 1 Level 1
    I'm replying to bump this up since I'm having the same problem. I can't figure out for the life of me what's separating them, all their tag data is the same (I use MusicBrainz' Picard tagger). Does anyone have an answer?
  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7
    Here is an article with good examples.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1468


    Pretty much, you need to select all the tracks and type over the Artist, Album Artist, and Album fields. If that doesn't fix it, check "part of a Compilation" and then you can uncheck it again.
  • Craig Johnson Level 4 Level 4
    Unfortunately that Apple article assumes user error, not a software bug. I imported three Everything But The Girl albums the other day. Track 1 of each album is shown on its own. All ID3 info is precisely the same. In this case and others I've seen, the problem is always Track 1. This points to its being a bug in iTunes.
  • WillACarpenter Level 1 Level 1
    This works...but is a pretty ridiculous loophole.

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  • Katrina S. Level 7 Level 7
    I'm not a fan of that Compilation "feature", either...but you wanted to know how to fix it, and that's the only way I've seen.


    edit - interesting you're only seeing it on track 1.
  • anima incarnata Level 1 Level 1
    well, yep, i've been having the same problem with some albums, and yes, just as described by everybody else here, its always track 1 separated from the rest of the tracks into a supposedly different album, even when ID3 info is exactly the same on all tracks.

    but i did try to set these albums as compilations, which merges both "albums" into what we're supposed to see right from the start, and then +back to not-a-compilation+. and it worked! #P

    thanks katrina s

    cheers!

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