NEW ALBUM: TAYLOR SWIFT | RED (TAYLOR'S VERSION) + A MESSAGE FROM TAYLOR
Grammy award-winning singer unveiled "Red (Taylor's Version)," a re-recording of her acclaimed 2012 album "Red," as part of her ongoing mission to regain ownership of her early music. The original album was 16 tracks, but "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. "Red (Taylor's Version)" is the second 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." Swift previously announced plans to revisit her early albums (from her 2006 self-titled debut up to 2017's "Reputation") to regain ownership of the work she released under her former label Big Machine Records. Despite her objections, superstar manager Scooter Braun acquired the master recordings of Swift's first six albums in 2019. Swift confirmed in a Twitter post in November last year that the masters have since been sold to Shamrock Holdings. 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."