- 09 Apr 21
'Fearless' marks the first of six re-recorded albums from the singer-songwriter’s back catalogue.
The new edition is the first of six re-recorded albums Swift plans to release after her back catalogue master recordings were sold to Scooter Braun and investment firm Shamrock Holdings. Swift signed with Universal Music in 2018 in a deal said to give her control of her master recordings.
Today's album release features multiple collaborations with her folklore and evermore colleagues Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff.
In addition to newly recorded versions of the original 19 tracks from Fearless's deluxe edition, Taylor's Version includes the 2010 song 'Today Was a Fairytale' from the movie Valentine's Day and six additional songs 'From the Vault'.
The original was released when Swift was an 18-year-old country music star, selling more than 12 million copies worldwide and winning album of the year at the Grammys in 2009.
Swift recently shared a re-recording of 'Love Story', the previously shelved 'You All Over Me' (featuring Maren Morris), and the previously unreleased 'Mr. Perfectly Fine'.
Explaining the new material, Swift revealed multiple songs were left off the original album as there were “too many breakup songs”, and an excess of material couldn't fit on a physical CD.
The singer-songwriter won Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammys earlier this year for her 2020 album folklore, performing her songs 'cardigan', 'august' and 'willow' at the streamed ceremony.
Stream Fearless (Taylor’s Version) below: