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Music: track artist not shown in album detail

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mistercoffee

Hi,

 

Trying not to post something that's been covered elsewhere but I'm not finding this specific issue...

 

See screenshot below from the web app. Each track is by a different artist, but one can't tell which artist goes with which track. The artist grouping at the top seems to be alpha sorted by first name.

 

If I select "edit metadata" for any one track, the artist for that track is shown (see second screenshot), but that's not really a solution to have to "edit" a track to see a basic piece of info. I'm counting "artist" as "basic info" :)

 

I haven't checked android (or any other) native app to see if this is different there.

 

Not sure if this is a bug or a feature request.

 

thanks!

 

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Luke

Hi there, thanks for the report. We'll take a look.

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Happy2Play

Only tracks with multiple artists display in track.

 

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Same with a Various Artist album, only tracks with multiple artists are displayed.

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mistercoffee

Only tracks with multiple artists display in track.

 

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Same with a Various Artist album, only tracks with multiple artists are displayed.

 

Is that by design?

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Happy2Play

@@Luke

 

I am seeing a random behavior on this on other albums. I will looks some more but only thing I can think of is different tags.

 

It would appear this all comes back to specific embedded tags as I have a mish-mash of music on my test machine.

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mistercoffee

FYI, these are the tags as shown Metadatics (tag editor on mac os):

 

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Luke

Thanks, I'll take a look at this.

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mistercoffee

Thanks @@Luke. I did check Android app and it's the same. I should note that the artist *does* show up for the currently playing track in the player.

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mistercoffee

@@Luke I figured out a workaround. If the compilation album's tracks all have Album Artist set to a single value, ie: "Various Artists," the individual Track Artist appears for each (see screenshot).

 

IMO, it should work like this:

 

* Album Artist is displayed at the top like it is now if all tracks have the same Album Artist.

* If Album Artist field is empty for all songs contained therein, display nothing (or "[no album artist]" or anything to indicate there's no info).

* If there are multiple Album Artist values for the tracks contained therein, show the list like it has now (or "Various Artists").

* ALWAYS display Track Artist with the track listing, 100% of the time, even if all the tracks are the same artist. 

 

I think the last point is the most important, since it will account for all cases. An album could have 10 songs with Album Artist = "Frank Sinatra" but one of them might have a Track Artist = "Frank Sinatra with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra," and another "Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones", etc, even though they are all on a "Frank Sinatra" album :)

 

[Edit] The last point also requires no logic change -- the info is already there and it should always display :)

 

Thoughts?

 

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Edited by mistercoffee

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Luke

Thanks for the feedback. We will review this.

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