Same Album Name - Different Artists - All Songs Listed

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  1. BTID

    BTID New Member

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    I have read some posts that allude to this problem but I did not come across a definitive answer.

    I have several albums by different artists, where each album has the same name. For example, I have an album named "Live" by Artist A with 8 songs and another album named "Live" by Artist X with 10 songs. (They are distinct albums but happen to have the same name.)

    iTunes lumps all 18 songs from both albums into the 2 different albums (twice) on my iPod touch. In other words I end up with 2 albums listed on my iPod, each album containing all 18 songs from both artists.

    Why can't I get it to show the 2 albums BY EACH ARTIST, 8 songs for one album and 10 songs for the other? Should I be doing something with "Grouping"? I tried "Part of a Compilation" but it seemed to do nothing. Or is this an inherent flaw with iTunes and how songs get arranged onto my iPod touch?
  2. dman022193

    dman022193 New Member

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    Make sure the artist is the same. if its featuring someone, put it in the song title

    and check the box beside the Album in Info
  3. NinetyFour

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    Just add the album art yourself (copy and paste into the album art space) or select the songs from one album>get info> in the album artist space, type in the artist.
  4. cae1979

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    in my new ipod 3rd G my song show up as.... well let me put it like this, 1 abum with 12 songs, many artist, in my album folder will show the 12 albums, one for every artist, why? the same album is repeated and all albums have the same songs in them
  5. lil_pj

    lil_pj New Member

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    yeah, adding album art yourself is better...

    just copy and paste from google..you don't have to save as...

    Make sure that the "Album Artist" is different from the other album artist..

    And in my opinion..its better to add cover art..
  6. aeroxtunerrr

    aeroxtunerrr New Member

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    album problem

    hi there i got sort of the same problem i got some albums on my ipod (touch 16bg 3.1.2) and on my ipod i see like 10 times the same album and in each album are all of my numbers but under the album you see the artist name in every album the name is different. those are the names of the artists in that album.

    now my question how can i get those albums remove i just want 1 album with the numbers of that album and not 10 or more of the same albums with all the numbers in it.
    you know what i mean.... it looks like this

    this is how it looks like in my ipod:

    decibel 2009
    technoboy

    decibel 2009
    dj viper

    dance top 100
    shakira

    dance top 100
    lady gaga

    dance top 100
    millow

    ect. but when i click on a album all the normal numbers are in it dont mather what album i click

    i hope some1 can help me but i dont know it anymore



    greatzzz
  7. PriteSprite

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    heres what i do when that happens.

    suppose Metallica releases an album called Live in Mexico and Iron Maiden releases an album called like that as well.

    The album from Metallica I call it: "Live in Mexico [Metallica]" and the iron maiden "Live in Mexico [Iron Maiden]"

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