Beyoncé Fans Discover 'Cowboy Carter' CD and Vinyl Editions Are Missing Songs

As many as five songs are missing on physical releases of the singer's eighth studio album, including "Spaghettii" and "Ya Ya."

Beyoncé smiles at a music event, wearing a glittery strap dress
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Beyoncé smiles at a music event, wearing a glittery strap dress

Fans have noticed there are some songs on the digital version of Beyoncé's latest album Cowboy Carter—which runs for 78 minutes across 27 tracks—that do not appear on physical copies.

According to Variety, at least some Cowboy Carter vinyls are missing the following five cuts: "Spaghettii" (track 12), "Flamenco," "The Linda Martell Show," "Ya Ya," and "Oh Louisiana," with the latter four making up tracks 18 through 21 on the streaming edition. The CD has "Flamenco," but the remaining four songs are evidently nowhere to be found.

The store on the 32-time Grammy-winner's website states the CD features an additional track, however, Redditors suspect "Flamenco" serves as the "bonus" song. Other purchasers have pointed out the title "My Rose" appears as "Mr. Sir," name-checking her son.

Fans are speculating whether Beyoncé made a number of changes to her eighth studio album after CD and vinyl production got underway. Those who have received their physical copies noticed there's no mention of the Cowboy Carter title on the packaging, except for a sticker, instead emphasizing the Act II part of the title and hinting Beyincé may have been the original title. Others have pointed out slight musical differences on cuts like "II Hands II Heaven" and opener "Ameriican Requiem."

not beyoncé adding extra vocals & adlibs to II HANDS II HEAVEN on the vinyl😭😭😭

— 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗻𝘆🫧💚 (@beyoncegarden) April 1, 2024
Twitter: @beyoncegarden

There’s a lyric change on the vinyl version of American Requiem. Instead of “If that ain’t country” Beyoncé says “IF I AIN’T COUNTRY”. Much more direct statement. #COWBOYCARTER

— THE RODEO CHITLIN CIRCUIT 🚖🐴🐝 (@baelonson81) April 1, 2024
Twitter: @baelonson81

apparently, MY ROSE is called MR.SIR on the CD of cowboy carter, making PROTECTOR & MY ROSE dedicated to rumi & sir😭🥹

— 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗻𝘆🫧💚 (@beyoncegarden) March 30, 2024
Twitter: @beyoncegarden

The omission of those four or five songs, depending on the medium, sparked suspicion that these tracks were added after manufacturing on vinyls and CDs started, presumably months ahead of the release date. It's unclear if these songs were also recorded after the pressing deadline.

Those who have issued complaints have been met with automated responses indicating the store has been "experiencing a higher volume of emails than usual" and would likely address the matter in three to four days.

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