You will want to select the 3 albums with one song in each album (or is it 4 total to make a complete disc?), click edit and then merge. After that, you can repeat the procedure to merge the 5 complete albums into a set, if necessary.
Since many box sets aren’t just collections of the original individually released albums, but also contain alternate versions of the originals and collections of unreleased songs and single B-sides, I would like to see a way to name the individual discs in a box set other than Disc 1 | Disc2 | Disc 3, etc. For example, the Jethro Tull compilation - “20 Years Of Jethro Tull: The Definitive Collection” has 3 individually named discs, and slightly different album art for each. So I would like to see: The Radio Archives And Rare Tracks | Flawed Gems And The Other Side Of Tull | The Essential Tull instead of Disc 1 | Disc 2 | Disc 3.
If that’s not possible due to UI constraints, then if different album art is provided for each disc, maybe Roon could pick up the art from the ID3 tags or images in the disc folder and then change the album art that is displayed as each disc is selected in turn. Like so:
I would love this. I haven’t dared import the Rubinstein 144-disc box set because it would be a nightmare to navigate. The box set reproduces all of the original album covers and they look beautiful; it’s a real shame you can’t get them to appear in Roon (unless of course you import them as separate, unrecognised albums and group them together with a tag - not ideal but a workaround).
It is recognised by Roon though, as one big box. I only have three discs from it (I was able to buy them separately to add to the old Rubinstein box which I have) but they come up with full details and performance dates/locations.
I agree entirely that one needs the individual album covers, but for that box at least you can navigate quite well already.
I’m also trying to figure out a way to sort collection, anniversary and deluxe editions. As mentioned above the Steven Wilson remixes are a good example of when things get a bit messy. On these usually the album comes in different flavors - flat transfer, new remix, new remix multichannel etc. Currently I can sort them into different disc sets, so far so good, but then you have no idea which version you’re playing as all you see is “Disc 1”, “Disc 2” and so on.
Was there anything implemented in the more recent versions that would make this any easier?
Still no way to display DISCSUBTITLE field in Roon as of version 1.6 (Build 401)? I don’t understand why not? We can have every kind of display for the Queue/Now Playing screen, but lack, IMO, display of critical library information for choosing what to put in the Queue in the first place? Not cool.
Please let us know if this is on the roadmap or in the trash bin. We shouldn’t have to see Disc1, Disc2, etc. in box sets or multi-disc albums at this point in Roon’s development.
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ZYX+Italo+Disco+Collection&ref=nb_sb_noss_2 has 26 boxsets each with 3 discs (some with 4). How do you thing that a list of 78 discs will look like interface wise? What I’ll like to see from a proper implemented collection manager is a single item in Albums view, called “ZYX Italo Disco Collection” for example, when I click on it to see the 26 boxes (each with her own art) when I click on a boxset to see what you see (Disc 1 | Disc 2 |Disc 3). Or any other variation on this implementation will work. It can somehow be achieved with TAGS but is not the best way and it’s a pity that a $500 software is constantly ignoring any improvement in this area…