Accidents happen all the time at CD and vinyl pressing plants. Read on to find out what happened to Beyonce's "Lemonade"
Daft Punk - Discovery was mispressed in the past, when you tried to play it and you found that Side A is duplicated on both sides of the first record - there is no Side B at all. The label is correct and shows Side A and Side B, it's just that Side A was pressed into both sides of the first record.
Madonna's Rebel Heart was mispressed with three sides of Maddy but the first side was the "Pulp Fiction" soundtrack.
Fast forward to 2017 and now Queen Bey herself, Beyonce has had it happen to her. Instead of "Lemonade" some buyers were treated to Canadian punk band ZEX. The band announced it on their Facebook page, then a few hours later, Beyonce’s label, Columbia, released the following statement:
“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.”
Just imagine Bey's fans putting the needle on the record and getting ready to jam in their underwear in front of the mirror, only to hear: