Can a song belong to two albums?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by GreyFox1221, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. GreyFox1221 macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2005
    For example I want the song Callout to be under the album Guitar Hero and the album ...Go Down Swinging. Can a song "share" albums or do I have to have two of it in my iTunes?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I've never found a way of doing it. I think you have to have 2 copies...
  3. grockk macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2006
    Actually I have found a way...

    if you set itunes to manage your music manually there is a way.

    First you import both albums. Then find one of the actual files in the music folder and delete it. In iTunes there should be a ! mark next to the track now. When you try and play it it will ask you to find it on the disk. Just navigate to the other copy and select it. and now both entries point to the same file but are two different listing in iTunes.

    If you try to consolidate the library or have iTunes reorganize things I have no idea what will happen.
  4. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Moorestown, NJ
    That's very laborious, i wish iTunes would just make it an option for a song to belong to multiple albums in just the listing of file information. Then you could just type it in and it would be so much easier!

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