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12.07.2023, Words by Billy Ward

"Cursed" Taylor Swift vinyl shocks fan after playing '90s British electro

"I'm sure it's going to be a Discogs rare pressing classic in years to come..."

A small amount of Taylor Swift vinyls have been found to play 90s British electro music instead.  

On Monday, TikTok user @mischief_marauder posted videos of her new vinyl copy of 'Speak Now (Taylor's Version)', Swift's rerecorded third album released last Friday. 

But instead of playing the pop star's songs, the vinyl appeared to play some electronic tracks from the compilation 'Happy Land: A Compendium Of Electronic Music From The British Isles 1992-1996 Vol. 1', released by Above Board.

Addressing the situation in an Instagram post, Above Board Distribution stated: "Due to a delicate pressing blunder, some Taylor Swift fans received a misprinted copy of ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),’ which we have learned features audio of our in house compilation ‘Happy Land (A Compendium of Music from the British Isles 1992-1996)’. 

"Never in our wildest dreams could we imagine this situation. While we know all too well this error was beyond our control, we sincerely hope anyone who received what is Not Taylor’s Version of the vinyl is enchanted by the blissful electronica."

In another video, the same record successfully played some of Taylor Swift's new work, suggesting that the pressing mishap had uniquely mashed the two albums together.

"Swift fans on TikTok are calling it 'the cursed version,'" Above Board founder Dan Hill said in a statement to Resident Advisor. "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."

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