Compilation albums - spread all over itunes

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  1. Sir Loin Steak macrumors 6502

    Sir Loin Steak

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    ... and spread all over the iPod too.

    Is there anyway I can keep the tracks in a compilation album (typically, 'The Very Best Most Relaxing Classical Album Ever, Ever Ever!) in on place?

    It's almost as if iTunes picks out the individual artist and treats each one as if it's an album. This is a PITA becaus I have had to append artwork to each track to identify it on the pod.
     
  2. BrettFarve04 macrumors regular

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    Which album is it?!?!

    I usually make playlists for compilation albums. It's the easiest for me
     
  3. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's many albums - but all compilations, none of the 'ordinary' albums.

    Take Jools Holland and the 'Little World, Big Band' album - it's actually grouped very well on the pod, (apart from one track), because the artist is listed as Holland himself - so alphabetically it's ok, but you can only play one track at a time before having to click onto the next.

    How can a playlist help? You do that in iTunes or on the computer first? My albums are on c: on my pc (I don't have a Mac (Yet!).
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Two tips (don't know if you've tried them, but anyway):

    Make sure that the album is tagged as a compilation:

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    And you could also make sure compilation albums stays together whilst browsing:

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    Any of this help?
     
  5. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Certainly looks worth a try, thanks.

    If I go back to iTunes and mkae this change, when I next plug in the pod, will it sync with the new information?
     
  6. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mitth, yes, it worked! Flippin' brilliant!

    Many thanks.
     
  7. Galley macrumors 65816

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    Also, make sure the Album Artist field is set to "Various Artists". :)
     
  8. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Thanks a lot for this post. You helped the OP and I as well.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    select all songs from compiliation album, get info and check off appropriate check box.
    If you actually bought the album, then it's done automatically.

    Not necessary as long as the album name is the same across songs.
     
  10. Galley macrumors 65816

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    BUt Grid View uses the Album Artist field. How does that work if it is blank? :confused:
     

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