3 October, 2015 - NME.com
If the recent release of Lana Del Rey's 'Honeymoon' has prompted you to grab a copy of her 2012 sophomore album 'Born to Die' on vinyl, you may be in for a surprise.
A recent pressing of the album isn't quite what it seems, and sees Lana's second record replaced with copies of Baltimore shoegaze act Wildhoney's debut 'Sleep Through It' instead of the 'Videogames' singer.
The problem came about due to a mistake in the factory, with Wildhoney label Deranged Records telling the Philadelphia City Paper about the issue through founder Gordon Dufresne:
"All copies of this particular pressing of the LDR record were pressed this way, he said. "A good portion will be recalled and likely recycled but lots of copies are now circulating."
"This happened due to a mix up with the stampers at the plant - a small mistake with huge implications. To be fair to the plant in question, this sort of mistake has occurred with other projects at other plants but it's typically caught before it has a chance to get into the ends of customers/fans."
Dufresne declined to name the plant, because "they have been doing everything in their power to address and fix the issue (at least from my perspective)."
The issue affects only one pressing of 'Born To Die', and as Wildhoney's debut didn't come out until this year, won't effect those who bought the album earlier in its lifetime.
'Honeymoon', meanwhile, has seen Lana Del Rey answering phone calls made to the number on the album cover. NME readers recently voted the singer their choice to perform the James Bond 'Spectre' theme, instead of actual choice Sam Smith. Florence And The Machine and Arctic Monkeys were also amongst the favourites.