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Red (Taylor's Version) is the second re-recorded album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on November 12, 2021, through Republic Records.

Background[]

As per her contract with Big Machine Records, Swift released six studio albums under the label from 2006 to 2017. In late 2018, the contract with the label expired; she hence withdrew from Big Machine and signed a new recording deal with Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, which secured her the rights to own the masters of the new music she will release. In 2019, American businessman Scooter Braun and his company Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine. As part of the acquisition, ownership of the masters to Swift's first six studio albums, including Red, transferred to Braun. In August 2019, Swift denounced Braun's purchase of the label, and announced that she would re-record her first six studio albums, so as to own their masters herself. In November 2020, Braun sold the masters to Shamrock Holdings, an American private equity firm owned by the Disney estate, under the conditions that Braun and Ithaca Holdings will continue to financially profit from the albums. Swift began re-recording the albums in November 2020.

Swift released her first rerecorded album, Fearless (Taylor's Version) on April 9, 2021, to critical and commercial success. Fans began speculating about which rerecorded album would be released next, with many clues hinting at it being 1989 (Taylor's Version). However, on June 18, 2021, Swift unveiled that her second rerecorded album would be Red (Taylor's Version), to be released on November 19, 2021 and featuring all thirty songs meant for the original album. Swift also teased that the highly anticipated "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" would feature on the album, and on June 30th, co-writer Maya Thompson confirmed that the rerecording of 2012 charity single "Ronan" would feature on the album. Digital copies of the album were also made available for preorder.

On August 5th, Swift released a cryptic video for fans to decipher information about the track list, with the words "Better Man", "Babe", "Chris Stapleton", "Phoebe Bridgers" and "All Too Well Ten Minute Version". Swift dropped the track list the following day, featuring rerecorded versions of all sixteen songs from the original standard edition, four of the six original deluxe edition tracks, the aforementioned "Ronan" and nine never before released "From The Vault" tracks, including the hinted "Babe", "Better Man" and "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)". CD copies were also made available for pre-order, and vinyl copies were made available for preorder on August 23rd.

On September 17th, Swift dropped "Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)" from then unreleased 1989 (Taylor's Version) as it was trending on TikTok.

On September 30th, Swift announced that the album would be released one week earlier on November 12, 2021.

On March 17, 2023, Taylor released two more singles on The More Red (Taylor's Version) Chapter, featuring cover art from the album. The singles released were "Safe & Sound" (Taylor's Version) and "Eyes Open" (Taylor's Version), which were expected to be released along with Speak Now (Taylor's Version).

Singles[]

The album's lead single "I Bet You Think About Me" was released on November 15, 2021, alongside a music video. The second single "Message In A Bottle" was released to US radio as a single sometime in November 2021, but the exact date is unknown.

Promotional singles[]

The album's sole promotional single, "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)", was released on November 15, 2021.

Chart performance[]

The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart after receiving 605,000 sales within the first week of its release. The album became the second re-recorded album in history to receive the top spot on the Billboard 200 Chart.[1] "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, breaking a record for being the longest song to reach that position.[2]

Spotify[]

  • On November 12, 2021, the album broke a record for being the most streamed album by a female artist in a day. The album received 90.8 million streams.[3]
    • On the same day, Swift broke a record for being the most-streamed female artist in a single day, having received 122.9 million streams.[3]

Awards and nominations[]

Organization Year Award Result
Guinness World Records 2022 Most Day-one Streams of An Album on Spotify (Female) Won
NME Awards 2022 Best Reissue Won
Kids' Choice Awards 2022 Favorite Album Nominated
Billboard Music Awards 2022 Top Country Album Won
American Music Awards 2022 Favorite Pop/Rock Album Won
Favorite Country Album Won
ARIA Music Awards 2022 Best International Artist Nominated
Gold Derby Music Awards 2023 Album of the Year Nominated
Best Country/Americana Album Won
Juno Awards 2023 International Album of the Year Nominated

Track listing[]

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."State Of Grace"Taylor SwiftSwift • Christopher Rowe4:56
2."Red"SwiftSwift • Rowe3:43
3."Treacherous"Swift • Dan WilsonWilson4:02
4."I Knew You Were Trouble"Swift • Max MartinShellbackSwift • Rowe • Shellback3:39
5."All Too Well"Swift • Liz RoseSwift • Rowe5:29
6."22"Swift • Martin • ShellbackSwift • Rowe • Shellback3:50
7."I Almost Do"SwiftSwift • Rowe4:04
8."We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"Swift • Martin • ShellbackSwift • Rowe • Shellback3:13
9."Stay Stay Stay"SwiftSwift • Rowe3:25
10."The Last Time" (featuring Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol)Swift • Lightbody • Jacknife LeeLee4:59
11."Holy Ground"SwiftJeff Bhasker3:22
12."Sad Beautiful Tragic"SwiftSwift • Rowe • Paul Mirkovich4:44
13."The Lucky One"SwiftBhasker4:00
14."Everything Has Changed" (featuring Ed Sheeran)Swift • SheeranButch Walker4:05
15."Starlight"SwiftSwift • Rowe • Mirkovich3:40
16."Begin Again"SwiftSwift • Rowe3:58
17."The Moment I Knew"SwiftSwift • Rowe • Mirkovich4:45
18."Come Back...Be Here"Swift • WilsonWilson3:43
19."Girl At Home"SwiftElvira Anderfjärd3:40
20."State Of Grace" (acoustic version)SwiftSwift • Rowe5:21
21."Ronan"Swift • Maya ThompsonSwift • Rowe4:24
22."Better Man"SwiftSwift • Aaron Dessner4:57
23."Nothing New" (featuring Phoebe Bridgers)SwiftSwift • Dessner • Tony Berg4:18
24."Babe"Swift • Patrick MonahanSwift • Jack Antonoff3:44
25."Message In A Bottle"Swift • Martin • ShellbackAnderfjärd • Shellback3:45
26."I Bet You Think About Me" (featuring Chris Stapleton)Swift • Lori McKennaSwift • Dessner4:45
27."Forever Winter"Swift • Mark FosterSwift • Antonoff4:23
28."Run" (featuring Ed Sheeran)Swift • SheeranSwift • Dessner4:00
29."The Very First Night"Swift • Amund Bjørklund • Espen LindEspionage • Tim Blacksmith • Danny D3:20
30."All Too Well (10 Minute Version)"Swift • RoseSwift • Antonoff10:13
Total length:2:10:26

Notes[]

  • All tracks are subtitled "(Taylor's Version)".
  • Tracks 22-30 are additionally subtitled "(From The Vault)".
  • The Apple Music version of the album has a voicenote called "A Message From Taylor", describing the album.
  • Red (Taylor's Version) Collection

The More Red (Taylor's Version) Chapter[]

The EP was released on March 17, 2023.

The More Red (Taylor's Version) Chapter
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."I Knew You Were Trouble"Swift • Martin • ShellbackSwift • Rowe • Shellback3:40
2."22"SwiftSwift • Rowe • Shellback3:52
3."We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"SwiftSwift • Rowe • Shellback3:13
4."All Too Well (10 Minute Version)"Swift • RoseSwift • Antonoff10:13
5."Eyes Open"SwiftSwift • Rowe4:03
6."Safe & Sound" (featuring Joy Williams and John Paul White)Swift • Williams • White • T-Bone BurnettSwift • Rowe3:59
Total length:28:59

Notes[]

  • All tracks are subtitled "(Taylor's Version)".

Spotify streams[]

Standard edition
No. Song Streams
1. State Of Grace (Taylor's Version) 125,856,788
2. Red (Taylor's Version) 294,231,219
3. Treacherous (Taylor's Version) 112,389,409
4. I Knew You Were Trouble (Taylor's Version) 364,012,758
5. All Too Well (Taylor's Version) 267,185,970
6. 22 (Taylor's Version) 293,097,710
7. I Almost Do (Taylor's Version) 93,864,881
8. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor's Version) 348,637,489
9. Stay Stay Stay (Taylor's Version) 90,670,792
10. The Last Time (Taylor's Version) 115,021,958
11. Holy Ground (Taylor's Version) 89,062,839
12. Sad Beautiful Tragic (Taylor's Version) 98,525,474
13. The Lucky One (Taylor's Version) 78,715,274
14. Everything Has Changed (Taylor's Version) 154,513,653
15. Starlight (Taylor's Version) 72,577,420
16. Begin Again (Taylor's Version) 104,903,310
17. The Moment I Knew (Taylor's Version) 72,764,099
18. Come Back...Be Here (Taylor's Version) 114,581,218
19. Girl At Home (Taylor's Version) 59,906,228
20. State Of Grace (Acoustic) (Taylor's Version) 53,854,776
21. Ronan (Taylor's Version) 44,885,839
22. Better Man (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 147,415,048
23. Nothing New (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 221,214,313
24. Babe (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 125,281,511
25. Message In A Bottle (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 194,840,054
26. I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 217,074,125
27. Forever Winter (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 95,167,893
28. Run (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 140,151,969
29. The Very First Night (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 176,132,462
30. All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 860,164,976
* Total streams 5,226,701,455
Safe & Sound (Taylor's Version)
No. Song Streams
1. Safe & Sound (Taylor's Version) 56,836,967
Eyes Open (Taylor's Version)
No. Song Streams
1. Eyes Open (Taylor's Version) 38,040,479

Booklet[]

Physical booklet[]

Promotional photos[]

Photoshoot[]

Main article: Red (Taylor's Version) photoshoot

Physical copies[]

Standard edition[]

Special editions[]

Trivia[]

  • The album is Swift's third explicit album, with the previous two being folklore and evermore. The songs "I Bet You Think About Me" and "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" are marked as explicit.
    • Although "The Man" from Swift's Lover album has explicit lyrics ("What's it like to brag about / Raking in dollars / And getting bitches and models") according to Musixmatch, it is not flagged as explicit on Spotify and Apple Music.[4] Similarly, "I Did Something Bad" from Reputation has an explicit line ("If a man talks shit then I owe him nothing"), but the song is not marked as explicit on streaming.
  • The album is Swift's longest, being over two hours and ten minutes long.
  • The longest song on the album is "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" at 10:13 and the shortest song on the album is "We Are Never Getting Back Together", at 3:13.
    • "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" is the longest song in Swift's discography overall.
  • After breaking the record of having the longest song in the top position on the Billboard 200 Chart, Swift sent Don McLean, the previous record holder, flowers, along with a note that said: "I will never forget that I’m standing on the shoulders of giants. Your music has been so important to me. Sending love one writer of LONG SONGS to another."[5][6]
  • The photos for the album came from the Evermore photoshoot; in the Spotify canvases of some songs from the Evermore album, which are "Dorothea", "Long Story Short", and "Right Where You Left Me", Taylor is seen with the clothes she wears and is in the same locations as in the photos of Red (Taylor's Version).

References[]

RED
"State Of Grace" • "Red" • "Treacherous" • "I Knew You Were Trouble" • "All Too Well" • "22" • "I Almost Do" • "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" • "Stay Stay Stay" • "The Last Time" • "Holy Ground" • "Sad Beautiful Tragic" • "The Lucky One" • "Everything Has Changed" • "Starlight" • "Begin Again"
Deluxe Edition
"The Moment I Knew" • "Come Back...Be Here" • "Girl At Home" • "Treacherous" (demo) • "Red" (demo)
"State Of Grace" (acoustic)
Taylor's Version
"Ronan" • "Better Man" • "Nothing New" • "Babe" • "Message In A Bottle" • "I Bet You Think About Me" • "Forever Winter" • "Run" • "The Very First Night" • "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)"
The More Red (Taylor's Version) Chapter
"Safe & Sound" • "Eyes Open"
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