Taylor Swift’s 2010 single “Speak Now” has been updated, allowing fans to hear her voice once more.
After the painful aftermath of the sale of her original master recordings in 2020, Swift decided to rerelease the album as “Taylor’s Version,” making it the third in her repertoire to do so. (The songs “Fearless” and “Red” come before it.).
The 14 original tracks from “Speak Now” have been rerecorded on “Taylor’s Version,” which also includes the songs “Ours” and “Superman” from the bonus version that was published in 2010. The album’s standout tracks, such as “Back to December,” “Mine,” “Sparks Fly,” and “Mean,” keep their integrity while sporting a more polished gloss and Swift’s consistently assured vocals.
Swifties with acute ears also picked up on the fact that most of the songs’ durations changed by one or two seconds. Additionally, the line “She’s better known for the things that she does on the mattress” has been changed in the song “Better Than Revenge” to “She held the matches, and he reacted like a flame to a flame.”
There are 22 tracks in “Taylor’s Version” of Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” album from 2010.
The six new “vault” tracks, two of which include Fall Out Boy (on the anthem “Electric Touch”) and Hayley Williams of Paramore (on the swooping ballad “Castles Crumbling”), are the real treat for fans.
What ‘Speak Now’ songs does Taylor Swift perform on her Eras Tour?
Swift hasn’t made many allusions to “Speak Now” during her massive Eras Tour; instead, she’s picked only one song, “Enchanted,” to stand in for that time in her career.
Swift sang “Dear John” as one of the two “surprise” songs she plays at each show on June 24 in Minneapolis, teasing the album’s rerelease. She begged her followers not to bully John Mayer online before beginning the roughly seven-minute blistering musical account of her connection with him when she was 19 years old.
You shouldn’t feel the need to defend me online against someone you believe I may have written a song about since I’m not releasing this album, she said.