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Old 10-30-2006, 06:44 PM
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OK, found the problem. The Album Artist was different due to each track having a different Artist. I import my tracks from CD, but using EAC to get the tracks from the CD not iTunes. At first I thought maybe iTunes was copying the Artist tag to the Album Artist tag but this isn't the case. Turns out the problem is another application I use for tagging, Tag&Rename. That program seems to copy the Artist tag to the Album Artist tag if Album Artist is left blank, which isn't, in my opinion, the appropriate behaviour and provides no way to blank that tag. But after importing into iTunes I can blank the Album Artist tag by selecting all the tracks, going into Get Info, then putting a check next to a blank Album Artist field. This restores the correct track order for the album.

I don't have the latest version of Tag&Rename so maybe I'll see if updating it fixes the problem...

Thanks for the help.

P.S. This is off-topic, but do you know if the new iPods allow browsing the library by Album Artist?
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