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[Bug 253167] Re: Rhythmbox sort by "Album Artist" for guest/compilations


This bug was first noticed in 2008, and it is now 7 years later, near
the end of 2015, and it still hasn't been resolved. Rhythmbox is the
default music player for the GNOME desktop, and I simply can't use it
without this bug being resolved.  I'll try to poke through the source
and see what needs to be done to resolve it.

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  Rhythmbox sort by "Album Artist" for guest/compilations

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: rhythmbox

  For guest artists on an album or compilations Apple allows definition
  of an album artist and artist for each track.  Rhythmnbox only allows
  browsing by track artists so many artists appear listed with only one

  Example, Red Book by Texas:

  1. 036 - Texas
  2. Getaway - Texas
  3. Can't Resist - Texas
  4. What About Us - Texas
  5. Cry - Texas
  6. Sleep - Texas featuring Paul Buchanan
  7. Get Down Tonight - Texas
  8. Nevermind - Texas
  9. Bad Weather - Texas
  10. Master Thief - Texas
  11. Just Holding On - Texas
  12. Red Book  - Texas

  The sixth track has artist "Texas featuring Paul Buchanan" whilst all
  others are "Texas".

  I want to browse by album artist selecting "Texas" and seeing all 12
  tracks on the album, not just the 11 that match.

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