Taylor Swift Shock: Singer's Red (Taylor's Version) Album With All Her Early Hits Now Available

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Fans of Taylor Swift's earlier works will be able to relive heartbreaks, angst, and the feeling of falling in love, captured in songs such as 22 and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, with the release of her re-recorded Red (Taylor's Version) album.

The Red album was originally recorded in 2012 and contained some of Swift's most memorable hit singles. The new album, which contains a total of 30 songs, was officially released on Thursday evening.

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The album contains re-recordings of Swift's originals and songs made in collaboration with artists such as Chris Stapleton, Phoebe Bridgers, and Ed Sheeran. The album also contains Swift's version of Better Man and Babe, songs she helped write for Little Big Town and Sugarland.

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Swift Credits Fans For Uncovering Her Lost Art Work

To celebrate the release of the new album, Swift published a tweet stating that Red is finally going to be hers again but that it had always belonged to fans. She said in the post that it was the fans that "emboldened" her to remake her previous work and uncover her "lost art and forgotten gems."

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Prior to the release of the album, Swift had already dropped several tracks with her "Taylor's Version" mark, indicating that it was a re-recording of the original. Earlier in the year, Swift released Fearless (Taylor's Version). In June, the singer said she would also be dropping unreleased songs "from the vault."

When Fearless (Taylor's Version) was released in April, the album immediately debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album contained songs that were made in collaboration with country singers Maren Morris and Keith Urban.

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In September, Swift teased fans about what would be included in the new album, which she said would be released earlier than expected. Swift said all 30 songs on the album were actually meant to be on the original Red album, which the singer said "resembled a heartbroken person" both musically and lyrically.

"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," Swift said in her post.

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A Remake Of The Classics

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Swift recently revealed that her heartache song All Too Well, which has long been rumored to be inspired by her ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal, was originally 10-minutes long, leaving fans hoping for the release of the full version.

The original 2012 album originally had 16 songs for the standard version and 22 songs for the deluxe version. The album had contained some of Swift's most popular singles, including I Knew You Were Trouble, State of Grace, Begin Again, Sad Beautiful Tragic, Girl at Home, and The Moment I Knew.

Despite receiving nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards, including album of the year, the original Red album did not win any awards. Swift said in an interview with Grammy Pro that she "cried a little bit" after not winning and that it was on that night that she decided to make 1989 her next album.

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