This can happen, even in 2017. Beyoncé’s massive album Lemonade received an official vinyl release earlier this month which was sold as a limited edition copy. But some fans were shocked when they heard songs by Canadian Punk band Zex on Side-A of the album.
“Those of you who got the new BEYONCE record ‘Lemonade’, will be surprised to hear what will be playing on the A-Side,” the group confirmed the mispressing on Facebook. Songs from the band’s album Uphill Battle including ‘Burn the Flag’, ‘Child Soldier’, and ‘No Sanctuary’ plays on the opening side of the Lemonade vinyl instead of tracks like ‘Hold Up’ and ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’.
— Dale Lush™ (@dalelush) September 17, 2017
Those of you who got the new BEYONCE record 'Lemonade', may be surprised to hear what will be playing on the A-Side…. #zexbeyoncesplit
Posted by ZEX on Sunday, September 17, 2017
Beyonce’s label Columbia has now confirmed to HHNM that the accident indeed did take place due to a “human error”.
“Due to human error at the Celebrate Records plant in Germany, which Sony uses to manufacture vinyl, a small amount of the European run of the Beyoncé “Lemonade” vinyl included music from Canadian punk band, ZEX, on Side A. Beyoncé and ZEX were not aware of or responsible for the mispress. Fans who purchased the vinyl will be refunded and given a replacement copy. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused,” a label rep wrote to us.