Sacred Bones sent an email today to people who ordered their pressing of the Halloween soundtrack. Below is their message to consumers in its entirety.
“WE SCREWED UP. The audio contained on the 12” pressing of Halloween released on Sacred Bones is a previous recording of the Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross version of the song, which differs from what was released digitally last year.A lacquer of the ‘previous version’ was cut and then scrapped, because Trent and Atticus decided that they could improve upon the recording.They went on to create the ‘definitive’ track that is available everywhere digitally. A MISTAKE WAS MADE when pressing the currently available 12”, and the ‘previous’ version was erroneously included.To correct this unforgivable error, we are reprinting the CORRECT version and will provide it to you free of charge. We are currently working on the repress. As of now, we are expecting these to ship in early 2019 and will update you soon on the delivery timeline. As a Sacred Bones mailorder customer, you do not need to take any additional steps to receive your replacement copy. The replacement offer includes those who purchased from other retailers.Customers may contact the point of purchase for information on how to obtain their replacement.”
Whoops. Just a reminder quality control during the pressing process is important and should be done periodically over the course of production. We cannot say what the process was here, but the remedy is being handles well.