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Speak Now (Taylor's Version) is the third re-recorded studio album by American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift, released on July 7, 2023, 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 Speak Now, was 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, 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.

A merchandise collection for this album was released on May 5, 2022.

Bejeweled SNTV Easter Egg

Fans had begun to believe that this would be the next re-recorded album released after possible easter eggs were revealed in the music video for "Bejeweled". During the elevator sequence, it is shown that there are thirteen stories in the building shown, each one supposedly representing a released studio album. Swift first pressed the button for the third floor, which represented Speak Now.

On January 4, 2023, five unreleased songs were added to ASCAP and Sony Registry, leading to speculation that these songs would be vault songs included on Speak Now (Taylor's Version). On March 16, 2023, re-recordings of "Eyes Open", "If This Was A Movie", and "Safe & Sound" were announced, further leading to speculation that Speak Now would be next to be re-recorded.

On April 6, 2023, one of Taylor's dancers performing on the the Eras Tour posted a video to his Instagram account of the dancers rehearsing to "Enchanted". The snippet of the song had featured vocals that were more mature than the original. The higher production quality and number of new backing vocals led many to believe it was "Enchanted (Taylor's Version)". This is further implied when the audio used in the video was later removed due to copyright claims.

On May 5, 2023, during her Eras Tour concert in Nashville, Tennessee, Taylor announced that the re-recorded Speak Now album would be released on July 7, followed by a surprise song performance of "Sparks Fly". An announcement was later posted to her official Twitter account with a link to the album's merchandise shop on her website.

Singles[]

Promotional singles[]

The album's sole promotional single, "I Can See You", was released on July 7, 2023, alongside a music video.

Track listing[]

All tracks were written by Taylor Swift and produced by Swift and Christopher Rowe except where noted.

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
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) Swift • Aaron Dessner 4:26
18. "When Emma Falls in Love" Swift • Dessner 4:12
19. "I Can See You" Swift • Jack Antonoff 4:33
20. "Castles Crumbling" (featuring Hayley Williams) Swift • Antonoff 5:06
21. "Foolish One" Swift • Dessner 5:11
22. "Timeless" Swift • Antonoff 5:21
Total length: 1:44:33
Digital Deluxe Edition
No.TitleLength
23."Dear John" (Live from Minneapolis)7:08
24."Last Kiss" (Live from Kansas City)6:11
Total length:1:57:54

Notes[]

  • Each track on the album is subtitled "(Taylor's Version)". Tracks 17-22 are further subtitled "(From The Vault)".
  • The re-recording of "If This Was A Movie", a deluxe track on the original 2010 album, is not included on Speak Now (Taylor's Version), due to it featuring a co-writer. Instead, the re-recording for this song was released as a standalone single on March 17, 2023, using the cover art of Fearless (Taylor's Version) and included on The More Fearless Chapter.
  • The Apple Music version of the album includes a video of the album's announcement from the Eras Tour on May 5, 2023.
  • The acoustic versions of "Haunted" and "Back To December" were not re-recorded despite the acoustic version of "State Of Grace" and the piano version of "Forever & Always" having been, since these tracks used the same vocal take as the original versions.
  • "Timeless" is the longest From The Vault track, being 5 minutes and 21 seconds long.
  • Most of the songs on the album have received a new length, ranging from 3 seconds shorter to 3 seconds longer than the originals.
  • After much speculation, Taylor opted to change the chorus of "Better Than Revenge", with the lyric "She's better known for the things that she does on the mattress" being replaced by "He was a moth to the flame, she was holding the matches".
  • There are five other songs that could have been used for vault tracks: "Let’s Go (Battle)", "Bother Me", "Someone Just Told Me", "His Lies" and "Wonderful Things".
  • This was the first re-recording without a vault teaser which could be due to the fact that the tracklist leaked before Swift could announce it. In the lithograph of Speak Now merchandise, Swift had used codenames for this re-recorded album's six vault tracks during early promotion to keep From The Vault songs private: "Earliest Truth", "Wade Each Fable in Lade", "I Can Sun Yes", "Cabanas Caballero", "Facades Oat" and "Tackless".[2]

Spotify streams[]

Standard edition
No. Song Streams
1. Mine (Taylor's Version) 181,127,167
2. Sparks Fly (Taylor's Version) 124,476,771
3. Back To December (Taylor's Version) 199,160,057
4. Speak Now (Taylor's Version) 104,793,287
5. Dear John (Taylor's Version) 108,821,888
6. Mean (Taylor's Version) 101,027,708
7. The Story Of Us (Taylor's Version) 99,371,300
8. Never Grow Up (Taylor's Version) 58,331,096
9. Enchanted (Taylor's Version) 301,028,202
10. Better Than Revenge (Taylor's Version) 129,339,724
11. Innocent (Taylor's Version) 48,113,183
12. Haunted (Taylor's Version) 81,199,406
13. Last Kiss (Taylor's Version) 81,160,717
14. Long Live (Taylor's Version) 138,519,914
15. Ours (Taylor's Version) 56,349,837
16. Superman (Taylor's Version) 41,005,629
17. Electric Touch (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 87,325,144
18. When Emma Falls in Love (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 81,782,360
19. I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 254,335,753
20. Castles Crumbling (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 84,265,874
21. Foolish One (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 94,627,486
22. Timeless (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault) 86,690,075
* Total streams 2,542,852,578

Booklet[]

Physical booklet[]

Merchandsise[]

Promotional photos[]

Photoshoot[]

Main article: Speak Now (Taylor's Version) photoshoot

Physical copies[]

Standard edition[]

Special editions[]

References[]

Speak Now
"Mine" • "Sparks Fly" • "Back To December" • "Speak Now" • "Dear John" • "Mean" • "The Story Of Us" • "Never Grow Up" • "Enchanted" • "Better Than Revenge" • "Innocent" • "Haunted" • "Last Kiss" • "Long Live"
Deluxe Edition
"Ours" • "If This Was A Movie" • "Superman" • "Back To December" (acoustic) • "Haunted" (acoustic) • "Mine" (Pop Mix)
Taylor's Version
"Electric Touch" (feat. Fall Out Boy) • "When Emma Falls in Love" • "I Can See You" • "Castles Crumbling" (feat. Hayley Williams) • "Foolish One" • "Timeless"
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