My guess is that some (or all) of you will quickly point to a basic/logical sort element I've missed... so please do!
From the attached screen capture you'll see the convoluted (admittedly, to me) sort order I'm struggling to correct. "My efforts" have included:
~ Ensuring each album track's tags are 'built' simultaneously, so that all fixed/common values are identical (incl art).
~ Checking the parent folder for file order in Windows Explorer... it's as you would expect as "Artist" - "Album" - "Track." I also right-clicked individual tracks to ensure the "Properties" were alike.
~ Manually sorting the "Track," "Album" & "Artist" columns, in that order, to achieve desired sort order (which I surmise represents the 'natural sort'). For me, that's also "Artist" - "Album" - "Track."
The sort you see in the screen capture comes after refreshing the directory immediately after conducting the manual sort enumerated above. The result is consistent... which means I haven't found/figured out what's amiss.
I'd sure appreciate a little guidance from someone in here... my noggin's getting a little sore from all the scratching I've been doing!