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How to use iTunes 7 new Album Artist field
Authored by: shavenyak on Sep 18, '06 08:22:55AM

I've noticed something else useful about the Album Artist field. I have two albums called Decade (Duran Duran and Neil Young) and two albums called About Time (Webb Wilder and Pennywise) in my library. Before 7, if I had a view sorted by Album, the two albums with the same name would be intermingled. With 7, they are kept separate as long as the Album Artist tag is filled - if it isn't, they stay mixed up.

Of course, iTunes 7 also has the handy "Album by Artist" sort, that doesn't seem to rely on the Album Artist tag, if you don't want to go updating Album Artist for all your old files.

It's a good thing, because Cover Flow view looks really funny when the same two album covers show up alternating ten times in a row.



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