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Question: Original soundtracks

I have been reviewing my music library in iTunes on my MacBook Pro. I have been selecting artist and then looking at the albums I have for each. Artist are listed alphabetically, and I got through the "N's". When I started to review the "O's" there was a listing "original soundtracks", not an artist name. There were 62 albums in this listing. As I reviewed them, many were complete albums and some were a few songs from the album. The rest of the album was listed under the artist's name. Any ideas on why iTunes would file an album under original soundtracks when the album is not a soundtrack?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, macOS Sierra (10.12.3)

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Dec 15, 2017 11:10 AM in response to turnerhj In response to turnerhj

The song artist is listed as mixed and greyed out. The album artist is various artist. I experimented and changed mixed to the artist name and nothing happened. I experimented and changed mixed to mixed not greyed out and the album went to the correct compilation grouping.

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Dec 15, 2017 11:41 AM in response to turnerhj In response to turnerhj

To get a clearer idea of what might be going on switch to the Songs view and enable the columns Album, Sort Album, Artist, Sort Artist, Album Artist, and Sort Album Artist side by side. Unfortunately you cannot see part of a compilation in this view, however seeing all of the values that relate to a particular album might enable you to see what is set incorrectly. Mashing together different primary values with a common sort value might be behind it.


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