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It Is To Laugh

Listening to the change-ups on the iShuffle, and chuckling at the programming which sets them up... Hearing one piece, which wraps and then applause from what is obviously a live recording including an introduction to another artist, followed immediately by Santana, so not the artist just introduced. And why would just the intro be considered a whole, complete recording?


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Sep. 5th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
1) I've got a couple of live albums which have the intro to the next song at the end of the previous track. It seems counter-intuitive to me, but a friend who works in radio says that it's for the convenience of having the track start with the beginning of the actual song.

2) Maybe the intro is a separate track so that you don't have to load it into your iPod!

3) I understand that it is possible to tell iTunes to rip 2 tracks together as a unit. I haven't experimented with that yet, but I need to because there are a couple of pieces in my collection which need to be handled that way. You don't notice that they're separate tracks when you're listening to the album, but when it's on shuffle the effect is... jarring.
Sep. 5th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
The convenience for radio cue-up makes sense to me, though I am wondering how much the changes in how music winds up getting public exposure will affect this in any way. I've not listened to the particular album through contiguously to be able to answer if it's a separate track, but I'm inclined to think... maybe.

I by no means consider myself anything close to an expert on iTunes. Still early on the learning curve. Yes, it can be jarring.

I've perhaps noticed this most with how iTunes/iShuffle deals with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, as there are also a number of transitions on that album which do not have a 'blank' between numbers. This particular instance is not DSotM, though.
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