This article originally appeared in TidBITS on 2016-10-28 at 6:52 p.m.
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iTunes 12.5.2

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Apple has released iTunes 12.5.2 [1] with the usual stability and performance improvements, as well as a fix for a bug that prevented lyrics from appearing while listening to Beats 1. The update also resolves a problem where albums would not play in the expected order — an issue that had bedeviled us.

If you selected a song from an album in either the Albums or Recently Added views in iTunes 12.5.1, the play order would be dictated by how the Songs view was sorted. Thus, rather than playing the next track on a selected album, as you would expect, iTunes would create a play order (viewed using Up Next) that followed the Songs view sort order (i.e., song title, play count, last played, etc.). We’ve tested version 12.5.2, and it has brought back the album play order behavior of old — going track by track within an album just as the vinyl gods intended it. (Free, 263 MB via direct download or Software Update, release notes [2], 10.9.5+)

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[1]: http://www.apple.com/itunes/
[2]: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1814
[3]: http://tidbits.com/resources/2016-10/itunes-12_5_2-playorder-v2.png