British doom metal stalwarts My Dying Bride just released an album titled Feel the Misery
. I'd pre-ordered the CD, which arrived last week, and have been enjoying it quite a bit. (I know it sounds quite daft to use the word "enjoy" about something entitled Feel the Misery
, but it is absolutely glee-inducing in its commitment to angst and despair.)
Well, it turns out that I wasn't actually enjoying the finished version of the album. Somehow, Peaceville Records pressed some early CDs from an early master version that was sent to journalists for review: http://peaceville.com/feel-the-misery-cd-master/
. I've just been comparing my CD version to the one on Spotify, and while the differences aren't huge, there are some little extra bits of instrumentation layered in on some songs in the Spotify version.
I'm kind of tickled. Peaceville are offering to exchange the disc for one pressed from the final master, but I don't think I'll bother. I can pick up a second CD or a download at not much greater expense and less bother than postage to the U.K.