HI all - Sorry, I realize this is a very newbie topic. I am a newbie, just having started working with MB after years of letting iTunes have its way with my library.
What is the intended distinction between the Artist and Album Artist tags? In my current library, if I sort/display by Album, many tracks that have a second, accompanying artist show as being a separate album.
I'm an old guy and my brain still sees my music as a collection of albums. If the vinyl album (or CD!) "Best of Neil Diamond" had 12 tracks, I want those 12 tracks to be shown IN the album in my library.
Okay, one of those 12 tracks also has Barbra Streisand in duet with Neil, how should I best include her name in the metadata without causing that track to be stripped from the album. Yes of course, if I search for Barbra Streisand I would like to find tracks on other people's albums in which she sang.
Not really very important, but what if four other artists joined Neil on a track? I'm guessing a Various Artists tag would best be used ...but again, in the Artist or Album Artist field?
BTW - I am totally enjoying MB! So glad to have crawled out from under iTunes!
Thank you for all assistance/discussion. Please remember I am OLD and you should be very "step by step" in your explanations.
Jim in Maine, USA