And there’s the rub - I want just the one top level album for a multi-disc set, not dozens of extra albums at the top level. I appreciate that you’ve given a workaround, but it’s one that does not appeal, at least to me. Been there, tried it, dropped it.
Yes, then, as you say, I don’t think there’s another option (currently).
And remember, it’s not a permanent solution - as you can always change your tags back again - plus when the Roon team finally work out a way to do this to everyone’s satisfaction, you can just highlight all 18 albums-worth of files & correct everything in a click !
I also have plenty of multi-disc albums which are a nightmare because of this - which I clearly don’t need to tell you about (!) - and it usually ends up with several discs all ‘titled’ the same, although they’re different, and it’s a lottery trying to pick the right one ! And this often ‘spoils the moment’…
Pink Floyd’s one of my many examples -
The Wall [Immersion Box Set] -
Disc 1 The Wall (Remastered), Pt.1
Disc 2 The Wall (Remastered), Pt.2
Disc 3 The Wall (Live), Pt.1
Disc 4 The Wall (Live), Pt.2
Disc 5 Work In Progress, Pt.1
Disc 6 Work In Progress, Pt.2
But of course there are so many other examples where every album within a set are completely different albums…which doesn’t work at all… I bought some multi-album CD sets recently & after I got home & started ripping them I was thinking ‘oh no, what a mess, what have I done?!’.
The only thing we can do is to use such workarounds, or live with the mess, but keep pestering the Roonies to try & do something about it !
One possibility that occurs to me is changing the ‘Disc 1 / Disc 2’ tab (which you see above the track listing area with multi-disc albums) into a text-based tab, e.g. ‘Title 1 / Title 2’ etc, but then of course there are the Classical (and other) collections that you read about on the forum which have up to a hundred sub-albums - so that might turn into a horrendous problem appearance-wise !
I’d really like to see this for sets like reissue 5-CD box sets (ie, Quadrophenia or My Generation, as The Wall above), and for sixty CD classical box sets where grouping together all 60 CDs is both good, and really bad.
I think it’s completely reasonable to add this to our data model, not least because the likes of MusicBrainz and Discogs have a disc title field. However, having an editable descriptor in the data model and creating good product are completely different things; for example, huge box sets already present a problem with just the small string “Disc x”.
Just replying to let you know that we’ve seen this. No promises or timescales .