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I am looking to collect a set of songs from my iTunes Library and build a custom playlist to eventually burn onto a CD. I want the songs to be in a specific order and have the same album title when burned onto the mix cd... but I want to preserve the original album titles and track #s from their albums of origin in my iTunes Library.

Is there a preferred approach to the above scenario?

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  1. Create the new playlist.
  2. Select all songs in the playlist and create duplicates (here: AAC version) of them.

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  3. Rename the Album title for all tracks and set the song order via the Get Info menu entry.

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  4. Burn the playlist and remove it.

  5. You are save to remove the newly created Album in the iTunes Library (here: Testalbum) because you created duplicates earlier.
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The easiest way I can think of is to

  • restart iTunes with the Option key pressed to create a new library
  • make sure that the new library stores the tracks in a different place than the original one
  • import the relevant tracks from Finder into the new library
  • rename, resort and burn
  • close iTunes and delete the temporary library
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