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Friday, June 30, 2006

What Year Is It?

Why can't Apple simply put the year the album was released in the spot where the year the album was released is supposed to go? I marveled a long time ago at the wonders of Tivo's showing what year each show comes from. iTunes supposedly gives me that option, but albums such as Boz Scaggs' debut which I think came out in the late 1970s was released, according to iTunes on October 18, 1988. I have to google each album and spend minutes looking for what year they actually were released. How hard can this be, Apple? And another thing, put in the name of whoever wrote the damn songs since you offer us that viewing option too.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/17/2006 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7/17/2006 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Masse said...

If I'm not mistaken, the confusion in release dates is due to record companies re-releasing older material, especially if it has been out of print prior to being processed digitally (ported to CD), or if it has been remastered. That is how the record companies code the tracks, and I have found the same "problem" in other music cataloging software, such as Media Player and others. It's very frustrating for audiophile purists who want to know when music was releast the FIRST time, but it's not Apple's fault.

7/25/2006 05:24:00 PM  

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