Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version): She Wrote A Song About Me Chapter (2022)
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Red (Taylor’s Version) is the second re-recorded album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on November 12, 2021, through Republic Records. It is a re-recording of Swift’s fourth studio album, Red (2012), following her first re-recorded album, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which was released in April 2021. The re-recording venture is Swift’s countermeasure against the changed ownership of the masters to her first six studio albums.
Consisting of 30 tracks, Red (Taylor’s Version) encompasses re-recorded versions of 20 songs from the Red deluxe edition and Swift’s 2012 charity single “Ronan”; the 10-minute-long, unabridged version of “All Too Well”; Swift’s own recordings of “Better Man” (2016) and “Babe” (2018), both of which she wrote but gave away to other country artists; and six new “from the Vault” tracks that were intended for the 2012 album. Swift and Christopher Rowe produced most of Red (Taylor’s Version), while Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, Paul Mirkovich, Espionage, Tim Blacksmith, Danny D, and Elvira Anderfjärd handled the rest. Shellback, Dan Wilson, Jeff Bhasker, Jacknife Lee, and Butch Walker also returned to produce the re-recordings of tracks they had worked on in 2012. Phoebe Bridgers and Chris Stapleton joined the album as guest vocalists alongside original features from Gary Lightbody and Ed Sheeran.
Upon release, Red (Taylor’s Version) was met with widespread acclaim from music critics, who admired Swift’s vocals, the production quality and the new tracks. Reviews described the expanded album as a classic pop record combining Swift’s country roots with electronic, synth-pop and rock flairs, whilst chronicling various dynamics of love, life, loss and heartache. The album broke a string of commercial records, including the Spotify feat for the biggest single-day streams for an album by a female artist and the highest vinyl LP sales in a week in the history of MRC Data. It topped the charts in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland and the United Kingdom, as well as the United States where Swift surpassed Elton John’s 46-year-old record to become the fastest soloist in Billboard 200 history to collect four number-one albums, doing so in under 16 months, and the album became one of the top 10 best-sellers of 2021.
Swift promoted the album with televised appearances on NBC. In the US, “I Bet You Think About Me” impacted country radio stations on November 15, 2021, whereas “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 as the eighth number-one song of Swift’s career and the longest number-one song of all time; 25 other tracks from the album also charted on the Hot 100 the same week, setting the record for the most single-week new entries by an artist in the chart’s history. Inspired by “All Too Well”, Swift wrote and directed All Too Well: The Short Film, a romantic drama starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien. Various publications have identified the release roll-out of Red (Taylor’s Version) as a key pop-culture moment of 2021 and a victory lap of Swift’s re-recording enterprise.
01. Taylor Swift – I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) (04:45)
02. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor’s Version) (03:13)
03. Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble (Taylor’s Version) (03:39)
04. Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version) (03:43)
05. Taylor Swift – The Lucky One (Taylor’s Version) (04:00)
06. Taylor Swift – I Almost Do (Taylor’s Version) (04:04)