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How to stop iTunes putting albums onto my iPod and seperating them if the have another artist featuring.

Asked by Paul (2706 points ) July 17th, 2011

I have Plastic Beach by the Gorillaz and when I sync it to my iPod it is not all under Gorrillaz, there is Gorillaz feat. Little Dragon for example. Is there a way to fix this?

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RareDenver's avatar

If you are on Windows right click on the first track of the album and select Get Info, go through each track on the album and tick the box that says ‘This is part of a compilation’

Paul's avatar

@RareDenver I’m on Mac, but you can still do this. It then puts it under Various Artists on my iPod.

RareDenver's avatar

You could just re-name them so they all just say Gorillaz

Lightlyseared's avatar

A better way is to fill in Gorillaz the album artist section of the info. Do it for every track in th album. This way the album would be litsed as by the Gorillaz in the list of albums buut when you play the track it will display the correct artist ie Gorillaz feat. Little Dragon.

Paul's avatar

@RareDenver I have done now.
@Lightlyseared Didn’t work but thanks for trying.

Lightlyseared's avatar

@Paul really? Works for me every time.

Vortico's avatar

If you want the Gorillaz feat. Little Dragon label to remain but want it organized in the Gorillaz folder, change the “Sorted Artist” and “Sorted Album Artist” both to Gorillaz, rather than changing the basic “Artist” and “Album Artist.”

Lightlyseared's avatar

Have you tried changing the album artist field, then deleting the files from the ipod and reloading them? I find sometimes itunes doesn’t change all the details when you sync.

Paul's avatar

@Lightlyseared I’ll try that with the next album I “acquire”.

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