Taylor Swift’s new album mispressed with a slice of Sheffield electronica

Swifites have been introduced to the magic of Cabaret Voltaire thanks to a record company bungle of the pressing.

Rather than upbeat pop dittys from the Shake it Off star, fans who bought copies of the special edition orchid marbled vinyl copy of her new album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) were instead treated to a 15-track compilation of rare 90s electronica, including Sheffield’s own Cabaret Voltaire.

On Tuesday, Producer, DJ and record label boss Damian Lazarus posted a video sent to him of a Taylor Swift fan on his Instagram account, which showed the fan playing the new record by the pop star, only to be presented with the rave sonics of Herbert, Thunderhead The Word By Eden, Liquid Son and many more.

Due to a vinyl mispressing, the old-school sounds of Above Boards’ recent compilation, Happy Land: A Compendium Of Electronic Music From The British Isles 1992-1996 Vol. 1, have ended up being etched into the grooves of a number of copies of Ms Swift’s latest album.

In the video a confused Taylor Swift fan is heard asking, ‘Who is this?!’ as she plays the spoken word intro to Cabaret Voltaire’s Soul Vine (70 Billion People). “’Speak Now (Not Taylor’s Version),” she laughs, followed by “Please help me”.

How many copies have been mispressed is as of yet unknown.

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