Taylor Swift has announced the next of her re-recorded early albums. Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), first released in 2010, is out July 7. She announced the news from the stage during the first of her Eras Tour stops in Nashville.
In an Instagram post, Swift indicated that Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) has six previously unreleased tracks on it. She wrote in part:
Speak Now was Swift’s third album, featuring singles like “Mean,” “Ours,” “Sparks Fly,” and “The Story of Us.” The record sold more than a million copies in its first week, setting a record for the highest number of sales by a solo female country artist. It was nominated for a Best Country Album Grammy, with “Mean” winning for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.
Swift announced her plans to re-record all of her pre-Lover material in the summer of 2019, in the wake of Scooter Braun had purchasing her catalog without her involvement. She released Fearless (Taylor’s Version), an update of her 2008 record, in April 2021 after issuing two new albums, folklore and evermore, in 2020. She followed it up in November 2021 with Red (Taylor’s Version), a 30-song update of 2012’s Red.
Though she didn’t put Fearless (Taylor’s Version) up for any Grammys, Swift submitted her Red re-cut for consideration in multiple categories for the 2023 awards. She took home one trophy, winning the Grammy for Best Music Video with “All Too Well: The Short Film.” In 2014, the original version of the album had been up for Album of the Year and Best Country Album, losing to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories and Kacey Musgraves’ Same Trailer Different Park, respectively.
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