Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift vinyl misprint confuses fans around the world

Whether you’re a Swiftie or not, it is impossible to ignore the cultural impact of Taylor Swift and her music. While the drama of the masses vying for tickets to her current Eras Tour has dominated headlines and Congressional hearings, her fans received a different surprise when they received their copies of her latest release, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).

Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been several years since Taylor Swift has hit the road and the announcement of her 2023 Eras Tour caused a ticket pandemonium that hasn’t been seen since the days of The Beatles. While the issues with Ticketmaster and LiveNation are recieving Congressional attention, her fans are now focused on a peculair error in the vinyl pressing of her recent release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version). Those who opted to purchase the orchid marble variant of the new album were met with the sounds of a rare 15 track 90s electronica compilation when they placed the needle on the wax. The error resulted in Happy Land: A Compendium Of Electronic Music From The British Isles 1992-1996 Vol. 1 being etched into a number of copies which surprised a number of fans who took to social media to share their confusion.

The error was quickly responded to by the team at Universal Music Group who released the following statement:

“We are aware that there are an extremely limited number of incorrectly pressed vinyl copies in circulation and have addressed the issue. If you have purchased one of the affected goods, please contact customer service at your respective retailer for a replacement or refund.”

While fans of Taylor Swift will surely be looking for a replacement copy to hear the songs they know and love, hopefully the musically detour opened a few minds to the sounds of 90s electornica along the way.

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