Taylor Swift announces release date of re-recorded Red album with beautiful message

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  • Taylor Swift has announced the release date for her re-recorded 2012 album Red.
  • The singer is in the process of re-recording her first five studio albums after a publicised battle with Scooter Braun to regain ownership of her masters.
  • Taylor has already released her re-recorded Fearless album, now titled "Fearless (Taylor's Version)". The new Red album will follow the same path, with the name "Red (Taylor's Version)".


After releasing Fearless (Taylor's Version) in April, Taylor Swift has announced that her next re-recorded album will be available in November 2021.

The singer will re-release her 2012 album Red, this time with the title "Red (Taylor's Version)".

"Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person. It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past," Taylor shared in an Instagram post, continuing: "Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators. And I'm not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way."

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When initially released in 2012, Red gave us hits like 22, I Knew You Were Trouble, and We Are Never Getting Back Together

Now, according to Taylor, the new album "will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red."

The album even includes one track that is ten minutes long.

Red (Taylor's Version) will be available on 19 November.

In November 2020, Taylor was finally able to begin the re-recording process on her first five studio albums. This after a publicised battle with her former label Big Machine, which was acquired by Scooter Braun's Ithaca Holdings LLC in 2019 and owned the rights to the masters of her first six albums.

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