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A compilation of rare British 90s electronica from an array of underground has been mispressed as the new Taylor Swift album.
“I dunno what the hell has happened, but Taylor Swift’s records seem to have been mispressed with our album” Dan Hill, founder of Above Board Projects who released the compilation, is reported to have said.
Hill reportedly added further:
“Swift fans on TikTok are calling it ‘the cursed version.’ It’s a massive collision of worlds as the music featured is from such different musical spheres. Mistakes happen all the time, we’ve certainly made a few, but I hope the fans enjoy their surprise mix of electronic music. I’m sure it’s going to be a Discogs rare pressing classic in years to come.”
The record in question is ‘Happy Land: A Compendium Of Electronic Music From The British Isles 1992-1996 Vol. 1’, released by Above Board Projects in March. The compilations features the likes of Cabaret Voltaire, Aphex Twin, Matthew Herbert, and The Black Dog.
The discovery of a pressing error came to public attention through a widely shared TikTok video. In the video, a young British pop fan is shown gasping and laughing awkwardly as she asks “what is this?” while Cabaret Voltaire’s ‘Soul Vine (70 Billion People)’ begins playing.
When an album is mispressed, this means that the audio on the media (vinyl, cassette, CD etc) is in some way incorrect. This can range from having the wrong tracks, section missing or overdubbed, or have a different album recorded altogether. This is not to be mistaken with a ‘misprint’, which indicates an error in the printed material with the album including booklets, labels etc and could provide wrong track listing, liner notes, artist imagery and anything else.
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