Taylor Swift continues to re-record her previous material, and her latest effort will be released in November.
Swift’s 2012 album, “Red,” her fourth studio album, will be re-released as “Red (Taylor’s Version)” on Nov. 19, Rolling Stone reported.
The album will follow “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” which the singer released on April 9.
“This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on ‘Red,’” Swift tweeted. “And hey, one of them is even ten minutes long.”
The original version of “Red” has earned 7.5 million equivalent album units, according to MRC Data. The album, released in October 2012, included Swift’s first No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot 100, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Other hits included “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “22” and “Everything Has Changed” with Ed Sheeran, Billboard reported.
Swift announced she was rerecording her first six albums after her label Big Machine sold her masters to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings in August 2019, Rolling Stone reported.
After the masters were resold in November 2020 to Shamrock Holdings, Swift took to social media and said she had begun the process of re-recording her old music, Variety reported.
“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” was the first project to emerge with re-recorded music, Rolling Stone reported.
The album’s 19 tracks were re-recorded, and Swift included her 2010 single “Today Was a Fairytale” and six “from the vault” songs, that were not included on the original album, Variety reported. They included “You All Over Me” with Maren Morris, “Mr. Perfectly Fine,” “We Were Happy,” “That’s When” with Keith Urban, “Don’t You” and “Bye Bye Baby.”
“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 with 291,000 equivalent album units in its debut week, according to MRC Data. It was the biggest opening week for a country album since Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights” in 2015, according to Billboard. It also was the first re-recorded album to ever hit No. 1 in the chart’s history, the website reported.
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