0 Question Asked: December 28, 2019When an artist releases a single after the album it is on, do the earlier pressings of the album miss that particular song?0When an artist releases a single after the album it is on, do the earlier pressings of the album miss that particular song?In: ShareFacebook 2 AnswersVoted TournantDangereux Added an answer on December 28, 2019 at 8:32 am **For physical copies?** Yes. There is no way to reasonably recall a bunch of already purchased albums. Nor would the record label be particularly interested in doing so.These become the first pressing that didn’t have Xxx song on it or had the bad drum mixing on track 7. Sometimes these become collectible. Sometimes they are just relegated to the dustbin.**For electronic copies?** No. It is relatively easy to release an updated download link. Assuming the artist or record label is interested in giving you these new songs for free.Alternately, they package the new version with more songs as the “extended edition”, “collector’s edition” or “Target Exclusive Christmas Edition” and get the fans to re-buy the whole album.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsApp IsabellaLH Added an answer on December 28, 2019 at 8:45 am Back in the old days (ie the 80s), no, they would release a single to advertise an album and keep releasing singles as long as they could to keep up the album sales. I believe Michael Jackson holds the record for having 4 top 10 singles from one albumI used to have a rule that I didn’t buy an album until it had 3 singles released that I liked.0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse What is the capital of UK? ( London ) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.