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Old 04-29-2012, 07:01 AM
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Albums not sorted alphabetically

Hi. First topic. I have had a google around and also searched the forum, so I do hope I've not missed an obvious thread about this already (apologies if so).

However, the last two version of iTunes, I've noticed that when renaming an album (partially or completely) they are not moving to their correct place in the alphabetical list.

For example - I had one track from an album, I think the album began with 'J'. I renamed the album to a custom name, however rather than slot in with the other 'A' albums, it still remains listed with the 'J' albums.

This is also happening with albums that start with "The..." or "A..." (A Momentary Lapse Of Reason & The Dark Side Of The Moon being two prime examples). I have older versions, and now currently I've ripped the 2011 remasters into my library. The previous "The Dark Side..." sits with the 'D' albums, and "A Momentary..." sits with the 'M' albums. However, the latest copies, sit with the 'T' and 'A' albums.

Does this make sense? I cannot work out why. I can change the name, remove the "The" or "A", but the album does not re-sort, just stays where it is. I could stick a 'Z' on the front, and it would still not re-sort alphabetically, just stays with whatever it previous sort letter was.

Is anyone else experiencing this?
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Check the titles in the "Sorting" tab of the Get Info window in iTunes. iTunes uses the Sorting tab to change organization without changing the album/artist name in the Info tab which is displayed by the players. It is quite common for "The" and "A" to be taken out titles for sorting.



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Ah, thank you so much for your help.

I did find a topic regarding this after I'd posted unfortunately, it was in a suggested topics suggestion. But, none the less, than you for replying.
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