As expected, but maybe not this soon, Taylor Swift is re-releasing her old albums. And her highly acclaimed ‘Fearless’ album from 2008 gets a brand new rework with six brand new tracks. Yes, six never-before-heard songs from the vault, announced Taylor today on Good Morning America (GMA).’
Sharing the news on GMA, Taylor announced; “Good morning, America. It’s Taylor. I’m so excited to share with you that tonight, at midnight, I’ll be putting out my version of my song, ‘Love Story,’ which was originally on my album Fearless. I’ve now finished re-recording all of Fearless, which will be coming out soon. My version of Fearless will have 26 songs on it because I’ve decided to add songs from the vault, which are songs that almost made the original Fearless album, but I’ve now gone back and recorded those so that everyone will be able to hear not only songs that made the album, but the songs that almost made it: the full picture.”
The move to re-record her first six albums stemmed from the long-standing legal feud between Taylor Swift and her former record label ‘Big Machine Records’ which owns her masters and refused to sell them to Taylor when she changed record labels to Universal Music Group (UMG) in 2019.
‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Album Cover
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In the release note, Taylor Swift says “fearless was an album full of magic and curiosity, bliss and devastation of youth. It was the diary of the adventures and explorations of a teenage girl who was learning tiny lessons with every new crack in the facade of the fairytale ending she’d been shown in the movies.”
‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Album Tracklist
- Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
- Fifteen (Taylor’s Version)
- Love Story (Taylor’s Version)
- Hey Stephen (Taylor’s Version)
- White Horse (Taylor’s Version)
- You Belong with Me (Taylor’s Version)
- Breathe (Ft. Colbie Caillat) (Taylor’s Version)
- Tell Me Why (Taylor’s Version)
- You’re Not Sorry (Taylor’s Version)
- The Way I Loved You (Taylor’s Version)
- Forever & Always (Taylor’s Version)
- The Best Day (Taylor’s Version)
- Change (Taylor’s Version)
- Jump Then Fall (Taylor’s Version)
- Untouchable (Taylor’s Version)
- Forever & Always (Piano Version) (Taylor’s Version)
- Come In With the Rain (Taylor’s Version)
- SuperStar (Taylor’s Version)
- The Other Side of the Door (Taylor’s Version)
- Today Was a Fairytale (Taylor’s Version)
- You All Over Me (From The Vault) Ft. Maren Morris
- Mr. Perfectly Fine (From The Vault)
- We Were Happy (From The Vault)
- That’s When (From The Vault) Ft. Keith Urban
- Don’t You (From The Vault)
- Bye Bye Baby (From The Vault)
- Love Story (Taylor’s Version) – Elvira Remix
One of her most famous tracks, “Love Story” will be getting a rework as per this move and the new version, titled “Love Story (Taylor’s Version), will be out tonight (Feb 12, 2021).
‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Album Release Date
A hidden message in the release note reveals that ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ will be released on April 9, 2021.
With just a week left for the release of the album with #FromTheVault tracks, Taylor Swift released an encoded teaser clip of what’s to come.
Swifties jammed their heads together and decoded the video in four hours to reveal the alleged #FromTheVault tracklist.
In an interview with PEOPLE Magazine, Taylor Swift said she went through every line on the original album to see where she can improve in the re-recording;
“In terms of production, I really wanted to stay very loyal to the initial melodies that I had thought of for these songs. And so we really did go in and try to create a ‘the same but better’ version. We kept all the same parts that I initially dreamed up for these songs. But if there was any way that we could improve upon the sonic quality, we did.”