HT201812 I have thousands of duplicates. "Show Duplicates" does half the work. Help.

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I recently consolidated a couple incomplete backups into a brand new iTunes library on my Macbook Air.
Despite needing to load both collections to cover all my music, there are thousands of duplicate song files in iTunes.
I can use "Show Duplicates" to show all of them in one screen. But Apple's advice was to simply "select the duplicates I want to delete."
Now, I suppose I can take an extra day off work, Press Command and start to click on every other file listed for several hours and hope I don't mess up at any point and have to start over.
But I have to believe in this technologically advanced world, that there is a better way to accomplish this goal.
Please help me dear sweet Internet.
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