Complete List Of Taylor’s Version Albums And Songs

Taylor's Version Albums

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Born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1989, Taylor Swift has become a global pop icon, captivating audiences with her relatable lyrics, catchy melodies, and ever-evolving sound. With ten Grammy Awards to her name, numerous chart-topping albums, and sold-out stadium tours, she stands as one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed artists of her generation.

However, in recent years, Swift’s story has transcended music, venturing into the complex realm of artist ownership and intellectual property rights. In a bold move to regain creative control of her early work, Swift embarked on a historic project: re-recording her first six albums, aptly titled “Taylor’s Versions.”

This unprecedented undertaking began in 2021 with the release of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” followed by “Red (Taylor’s Version)” later that year. In 2023, “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” and “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” joined the collection, with each release receiving critical acclaim and commercial success.

While Swift’s musical influences range from Shania Twain to Joni Mitchell, her “Taylor’s Version” project has inspired a new generation of artists to fight for ownership and creative control within the music industry.

Here, we delve into the fascinating tale behind the “Taylor’s Version” phenomenon, exploring the reasons behind the project, its impact on the music industry, and the enduring legacy of an artist who continues to redefine the rules of the game.

Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (2021)

Released April 9, 2021

Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is Taylor Swift’s reimagined masterpiece of her 2008 album, marking the beginning of her journey to regain control over her musical catalog. This album includes all the original tracks, six previously unreleased songs “From the Vault,” and re-recorded versions of the tracks from the platinum edition and the soundtrack. Swift’s ability to recapture the essence of her younger self while adding the wisdom of her years lends a new depth to these beloved songs.

The album, featuring collaborations with artists like Keith Urban and Maren Morris, topped the Billboard 200 charts, proving Swift’s enduring impact on her fans and the music industry. Notably, “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” became an anthem for a new generation of Swifties. Recorded primarily at Conway Recording Studios in Los Angeles and Blackbird Studios in Nashville, the project was helmed by Swift alongside producers Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, and Christopher Rowe, showcasing a blend of country, pop, and rock elements that defined the original album’s success.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Fearless” – 4:02
  2. “Fifteen” – 4:55
  3. “Love Story” – 3:56
  4. “Hey Stephen” – 4:16
  5. “White Horse” – 3:55
  6. “You Belong With Me” – 3:51
  7. “Breathe” (feat. Colbie Caillat) – 4:24
  8. “Tell Me Why” – 3:21
  9. “You’re Not Sorry” – 4:22
  10. “The Way I Loved You” – 4:04
  11. “Forever & Always” – 3:45
  12. “The Best Day” – 4:05
  13. “Change” – 4:40
  14. “Jump Then Fall” – 3:57
  15. “Untouchable” – 5:11
  16. “Forever & Always” (Piano Version) – 4:28
  17. “Come In With The Rain” – 3:58
  18. “Superstar” – 4:22
  19. “The Other Side Of The Door” – 3:58
  20. “Today Was A Fairytale” – 4:02
  21. “You All Over Me” (feat. Maren Morris) (From The Vault) – 3:41
  22. “Mr. Perfectly Fine” (From The Vault) – 4:37
  23. “We Were Happy” (From The Vault) – 4:04
  24. “That’s When” (feat. Keith Urban) (From The Vault) – 3:10
  25. “Don’t You” (From The Vault) – 3:28
  26. “Bye Bye Baby” (From The Vault) – 4:02
  27. “Love Story” (Taylor’s Version) (Elvira Remix) – 3:30

Red (Taylor’s Version) (2021)

Released November 12, 2021

Red (Taylor’s Version), the second in Taylor Swift’s series of re-recorded albums, revisits the complex emotional landscape of the original 2012 Red album with even greater depth and maturity. Featuring 30 tracks, this version expands on the original with “From the Vault” songs, written during the Red era but previously unreleased, and collaborations with artists like Ed Sheeran, Phoebe Bridgers, and Chris Stapleton.

The album’s exploration of heartbreak, love, and growth resonates with listeners, earning its place at the top of the Billboard 200. The 10-minute version of “All Too Well” received particular acclaim, showcasing Swift’s storytelling prowess. Recorded across various locations, including Electric Lady Studios in New York, the album was produced by Swift, Antonoff, Dessner, and others, offering a rich tapestry of pop, country, and rock sounds.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “State of Grace” – 4:55
  2. “Red” – 3:43
  3. “Treacherous” – 4:02
  4. “I Knew You Were Trouble” – 3:39
  5. “All Too Well” – 5:29
  6. “22” – 3:52
  7. “I Almost Do” – 4:04
  8. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – 3:13
  9. “Stay Stay Stay” – 3:25
  10. “The Last Time” (feat. Gary Lightbody) – 4:59
  11. “Holy Ground” – 3:22
  12. “Sad Beautiful Tragic” – 4:44
  13. “The Lucky One” – 4:00
  14. “Everything Has Changed” (feat. Ed Sheeran) – 4:05
  15. “Starlight” – 3:40
  16. “Begin Again” – 3:57
  17. “The Moment I Knew” – 4:46
  18. “Come Back…Be Here” – 3:43
  19. “Girl at Home” – 3:40
  20. “State of Grace” (Acoustic Version) – 5:23
  21. “Ronan” – 4:25
  22. “Better Man” (From The Vault) – 4:57
  23. “Nothing New” (feat. Phoebe Bridgers) (From The Vault) – 4:18
  24. “Babe” (From The Vault) – 3:44
  25. “Message In A Bottle” (From The Vault) – 3:46
  26. “I Bet You Think About Me” (feat. Chris Stapleton) (From The Vault) – 4:45
  27. “Forever Winter” (From The Vault) – 4:24
  28. “Run” (feat. Ed Sheeran) (From The Vault) – 4:00
  29. “The Very First Night” (From The Vault) – 3:20
  30. “All Too Well” (10 Minute Version) (From The Vault) – 10:13

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) (2023)

Released July 7, 2023

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) is the third album in Taylor Swift’s initiative to re-record her earlier works, following a dispute over the ownership of her original masters. This album, a reimagining of her 2010 self-written masterpiece Speak Now, showcases Swift’s evolution both as an artist and as a producer.

Announced during the first Nashville show of her Eras Tour on May 5, 2023, this version includes all 16 tracks from the deluxe edition of the original album, along with six “From the Vault” tracks that were written during the same era but not previously released. Featuring collaborations with rock icons Fall Out Boy and Hayley Williams on the vault tracks, the album delves into a blend of country pop, pop rock, and elements of emo, pop-punk, and gothic rock.

The re-recorded tracks were produced by Swift and Christopher Rowe, while the vault tracks saw production from Swift, Aaron Dessner, and Jack Antonoff. The album was acclaimed for its emotionally rich songwriting and dynamic compositions, breaking records by becoming Swift’s 12th album to top the Billboard 200 in the United States and marking her as the female artist with the most number-one albums in history.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Mine” – 3:51
  2. “Sparks Fly” – 4:21
  3. “Back to December” – 4:54
  4. “Speak Now” – 4:02
  5. “Dear John” – 6:45
  6. “Mean” – 3:58
  7. “The Story of Us” – 4:27
  8. “Never Grow Up” – 4:52
  9. “Enchanted” – 5:53
  10. “Better than Revenge” – 3:40
  11. “Innocent” – 5:01
  12. “Haunted” – 4:05
  13. “Last Kiss” – 6:09
  14. “Long Live” – 5:17
  15. “Ours” – 3:55
  16. “Superman” – 4:34
  17. “Electric Touch” (featuring Fall Out Boy) – 4:26
  18. “When Emma Falls in Love” – 4:12
  19. “I Can See You” – 4:33
  20. “Castles Crumbling” (featuring Hayley Williams) – 5:06
  21. “Foolish One” – 5:11
  22. “Timeless” – 5:21

The digital webstore exclusive deluxe edition also includes live recordings from the Eras Tour:

  1. “Dear John” (live from Minneapolis) – 7:09
  2. “Last Kiss” (live from Kansas City) – 6:12

1989 (Taylor’s Version) (2023)

Released October 27, 2023

1989 (Taylor’s Version) is Taylor Swift’s reimagined rendition of her pivotal 2014 album, part of her ongoing initiative to reclaim her early discography’s masters. Announced at the Eras Tour’s final Los Angeles show, this album mirrors the 1980s’ synth-pop ambiance, marked by vibrant synthesizer and percussion arrangements. It encompasses the 16 tracks from the deluxe edition of the original 1989 album, along with five “From the Vault” tracks, showcasing Swift’s evolution both as a vocalist and a producer. The album sees the return of producers such as Jack Antonoff, Ryan Tedder, and Imogen Heap, alongside Swift herself. Extended versions of the album feature “Sweeter than Fiction” from the One Chance soundtrack and a re-recorded “Bad Blood” Kendrick Lamar remix.

The album was lauded for its refined production and Swift’s matured vocal delivery, especially in the “From the Vault” tracks. It achieved record-breaking streaming numbers, topping charts worldwide and becoming Swift’s 13th album to lead the Billboard 200. This release not only marked Swift’s largest sales week but also set a new record for vinyl sales in the 21st century. The “From the Vault” songs, particularly “Is It Over Now?”, “Now That We Don’t Talk”, and “‘Slut!'”, dominated the top spots on the Billboard Hot 100, showcasing Swift’s enduring impact on pop music.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Welcome to New York” – 3:32
  2. “Blank Space” – 3:51
  3. “Style” – 3:51
  4. “Out of the Woods” – 3:55
  5. “All You Had to Do Was Stay” – 3:13
  6. “Shake It Off” – 3:39
  7. “I Wish You Would” – 3:27
  8. “Bad Blood” – 3:31
  9. “Wildest Dreams” – 3:40
  10. “How You Get the Girl” – 4:07
  11. “This Love” – 4:10
  12. “I Know Places” – 3:15
  13. “Clean” – 4:31
  14. “Wonderland” – 4:05
  15. “You Are in Love” – 4:27
  16. “New Romantics” – 3:50
  17. “‘Slut!'” – 3:00
  18. “Say Don’t Go” – 4:39
  19. “Now That We Don’t Talk” – 2:26
  20. “Suburban Legends” – 2:51
  21. “Is It Over Now?” – 3:49

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Professional Sources, research, experience, and citations

Charting and career information used in the analysis and research of the commercial success of these albums comes from the following sources
https://www.billboard.com/charts/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Swift

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Further analysis and original thoughts are provided by the writer Brian Kachejian’s experience as a professional musician and music collector for over 50 years and his experience as a New York State certified music and history educator and professional music journalist with the New York Press.

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