On Friday, the Grammy award-winning singer Taylor Swift, unveiled “Red (Taylor’s Version),” a rerecording of her acclaimed 2012 album “Red,” as part of her ongoing mission to regain ownership of her early music.
While the original album was 16 tracks, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” is an epic 30 tracks, featuring musical collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Gary Lightbody, Ed Sheeran and Chris Stapleton. It also includes nine previously unreleased songs that didn’t make the final product in 2012. Make sure to head on over to her previously reviewed album, Fearless, (Taylor’s Version)
Awarding the album five stars, Rolling Stone’s Rob Sheffield described the project as “a tribute to how far she’s traveled, but it makes you even more excited for where she’s heading next. “
Writing specifically about the long-lost 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” he said Swift “takes her own masterpiece, tears it all up, breaks it like a promise, shreds her tapestry, and rebuilds it into a new heartbreak epic, twice as long and twice as mad.”
She even released the “All Too Well,” short film on YouTube, which you can check out below!
“Red (Taylor’s Version)” is the second in the series for Swift’s rerecording project. In April this year, she topped the Billboard 200 chart with “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” which was the reworking of her 2008 sophomore album, “Fearless.”
Following the release of “Red (Taylor’s Version),” Swift thanked fans for inspiring her to reclaim her art, telling her 89 million Twitter followers: “It never would have been possible to go back & remake my previous work, uncovering lost art & forgotten gems along the way if you hadn’t emboldened me. Red is about to be mine again, but it has always been ours. Now we begin again.”
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