Taylor Swift to Release “Red-Taylor’s Version” November 12th

Taylor Swift to Release Red-Taylors Version November 12th

Isabella Lima, Contributing Writer

On June 18th, 2021, Taylor Swift announced that she will be releasing her album Red- Taylor’s Version November 19th, 2021. She later stated on social media that she had moved the release date to November 12th. Fans are ecstatic. 


Swift, 31, announced over Twitter on September 30th, that she will be releasing her re-recorded album: “Red- Taylor’s Version” a week earlier than expected. The much anticipated release was initially supposed to come out the 19th of November but is now moved to the 12th. To quote: “Got some news that I think you’re gonna like – My version of Red will be out a week earlier than scheduled (including the 4 disc vinyl) on November 12th ! Can’t wait to celebrate the 13th with you and our new/old autumn heartbreak album.” 


Swift’s 4th country album, Red, was immediately loved by fans upon its original release in 2012. It was an autumn themed heartbreak album, what’s not to love? Swift shared that the re-recorded version will have nine bonus tracks which will feature various other artists such as Phoebe Bridgers and Ed Sheeran. In her first TikTok video, she also said that it would be coming out in vinyl. 


Of the nine original studio albums by Taylor Swift, she doesn’t have ownership over five of them. Since losing ownership of her five star studio albums, Swift made the decision to begin re-recording and releasing them as titled “Taylor’s Version”. She is a strict believer that artists should own their pieces and is not re-recording them for profits, but to spread awareness to new musicians to watch what contracts they are signing with their music. 


Swift has already released Fearless- Taylor’s Version on April 9th, 2021 and it was a wild success. This gives hope towards her future releases which will likely be adored by her loyal fans. The next albums she is expected to re-record and release are Speak Now, 1989, and Taylor Swift (Debut). 


Red’s heartbreaking ballad, “All Too Well”, is a long song, already being five and a half minutes long; however, Swift revealed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums Podcast that it was once ten minutes long. The ten minute version came from an ad libbing session in the studio, which the sound guy burned onto a disc. Swift and her songwriter pared it down by seven verses and released the version everyone knows. Many suspect that the original ten minute version will be released on the re-recorded album.