Taylor Swift has made the Swifties extremely joyful with the re-release of her third studio album, ‘Speak Now’. She made the announcement through a heart-warming tweet describing the creative process and personal growth she experienced, while crafting the album.
The singer set out on a journey to re-record her entire back catalog, because she was determined to restore ownership over her master recordings. Notably, talent agent Scooter Braun bought Taylor’s prior record label, which gave him access to the masters for her first six albums.
Taylor has successfully managed to re-record 2 of her albums from her discography. The first is ‘Fearless’ which was originally released in 2008. The second is ‘Red’, which came out back in 2012. ‘Speak Now’ which was launched initially in 2010, is actually the third album she has reworked on. It is very easy for fans to identify these re-recorded albums as they are marked with ‘Taylor’s Version’.
However, it seems that Taylor is not going to stop at just 3 albums. She still continues the journey to regain control of her creative work. Her eponymous debut album Taylor Swift (2006), the critically acclaimed 1989 (2014) and Reputation (2017) are the next projects to undergo rework.
However, the recently released albums by Taylor Swift, Lover (2019), Folkore (2020), Evermore (2020) and Midnights (2022), don’t need reworking because they were released under her new deal with Republic Records.
She aims to regain ownership and artistic control over her musical legacy. With each re-imagination, she invites her Swifties to come forward and join her on a journey of creative empowerment. She even thanks each and every one of them for their constant and unwavering support, through this.
Taylor continues to breath new life into her discography and her fans anticipate each of the re-recording, relishing the opportunity to enjoy Swift’s timeless classics in a brand-new way.