Author Topic: Single Albums with Tracks from Different Years  (Read 1433 times)

Der Ungrund

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It seems like if you have a single album with tracks from different years in it, then MusicBee will break the album up by year, displaying different albums for each year.  There are some compilation albums that have songs from multiple years.  I'd like to include the year of the songs' release, rather than the year of the album's release, but I haven't found a way to do it.

Is there a way to only display them as one album without reassigning all the songs to the same year? 


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1) What "sort by" critera are you using in your current view?
2) Do these compilation albums you are referring to have the same album artist?

And finally, check your grouping settings in Edit > Preferences > Grouping


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There is an "original year" tag available which is intended for exactly this purpose, for what it's worth. Of course, I do it backwards and tag the original album and put the compilation in the "original album" and "original year" tags. But that really breaks things up.
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