iTunes 5 Search Bar

The best new feature in iTunes 5 is the enhanced search bar. Now, when I want to find John Wesley Harding’s song “Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Steve Goodman, David Blue & Me,” I can do a Song search for “bob dylan” without bringing up the 600+ songs by Bob Dylan in my iTunes library.

Similarly, I can do an Album search for “john wesley harding” to find Dylan’s “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” without also finding John Wesley Harding’s “Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Steve Goodman, David Blue & Me.”

Very helpful indeed.

iTunes 5 Search Bar
Originally uploaded by Brian Sawyer.

Now, I just wish I could search for “bob dylan” by Composer only, excluding the Artist column. Until then, I’ll just have to stick with my always-expanding “Dylan Covers” playlist.