American Grammy award-winning singer, Taylor Swift has unveiled “Red (Taylor’s Version),” a rerecording of her 2012 album 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 production in 2012.
Swift previously announced plans to revisit her early albums from her 2006 self-titled debut up to 2017’s “Reputation” in a bid to regain ownership of the work she released under her former label Big Machine Records.
Superstar manager Scooter Braun acquired the master recordings of Swift’s first six albums in 2019, despite her objections.
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.
Taylor Swift releases rerecording of her classic 2012 album