Taylor Swift’s “Red” Album (image source: Taylor Posik)

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is set to release her album, “Red (Taylor’s Version),” on November 12. It will include all of the songs from her “Red” album (2012) along with an extended 10-minute song and unheard selections from the vault. Tracks from the vault will feature Chris Stapleton, Phoebe Bridgers, Mark Foster, and Ed Sheeran.

“I can’t wait til we can dust off our highest hopes and relive these memories together. We’ll also be making a bunch of new ones, too,” Swift said in a social media post.

Since the beginning of 2021, Swift has been working on releasing all her previous albums re-recorded. “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” was released in April and has risen to the number one spot on The Rolling Stones Top 200 Album Chart, according to Rolling Stones Director of Charts, Emily Blake.

Swift also released a re-recorded single from her “1989” album, “Wildest Dreams” in September.

Next in the music lineup will be the release of more Taylor’s Version albums, including “Red,” “Speak Now,” “1989,” and “Reputation.” However, Swift will have to wait until 2022 for the latter due to the contract with the previous record label, Big Machine Records.

Controversy sparked after the artist left Big Machine Records and signed onto Republic Records and Universal Music Group in 2018. In an article explaining why she is re-recording her album, journalist Jessica Sager wrote in Parade, “Swift would later reveal that she attempted to negotiate with Big Machine to gain ownership of the masters of her first six albums but was turned down.”

This included her not being allowed to perform her old songs at the 2019 AMAs after winning Artist of the Decade. However, the artist was able to perform her original setlist, including the following titles: “The Man,” “Love Story,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off,” and “Lover.”

Despite the setback, Swift has recorded three albums, including “Lover,” “Folklore,” and “Evermore.” Fans and other music lovers can listen to her music on streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, or can download them from the iTunes Store.

Taylor Posik
Taylor joined the Penmen Press family in her freshman year as a staff writer. Since then she has moved up to co-editor for the Arts and Entertainment section and has joined the copy team. Other than writing, Taylor enjoys painting and playing the piano.