Jesus & Mary Chain's 'Darklands' Reissue Falls Victim to Faulty Mastering

Jesus & Mary Chain's 'Darklands' Reissue Falls Victim to Faulty Mastering
Fans of fuzzed-out Scottish noise pop outfit the Jesus & Mary Chain have had a hell of an autumn, what with the band's back catalogue being reissued as a series of expanded two-CD/DVD releases, but no doubt some have noticed that there's something goofy going on with their reissued copies of Darklands. It's been discovered that the redo of the 1987 album contains a mastering error in regards to track markings.

A statement on the band's website explains that the glitch occurs on disc one, with track markings being slightly out of place on tracks eight through 16. While the album sounds fine if you listen to it front to back, you'll notice the error playing individual numbers, with the beginning of some songs tacked onto the end of others. Likewise, the first few bars will be missing at the start of the affected tracks.

Demon Music Group, who reissued the albums, is already offering up replacement discs to those affected. Email the label your mailing address to [email protected] with the subject heading "Replacement Darklands Disc" and you'll be sent a new CD as soon as they're ready.