Taylor Swift is the guest music act on “SNL” tomorrow night. She appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s and Seth Meyers’ talk shows last night, both on NBC and produced by Lorne Michaels. She told one of them, I think Jimmy (I was half asleep) that she’d play a three part song on “SNL” tomorrow night. That means the 10 minute version of “All Too Well” from her just released “Red (Taylor’s Version)” album.
“Red (Taylor’s Version)” is number 1 right now everywhere, and so are different iterations of it. This is the re-recorded version of “Red,” from 2012, with lots of extras, outtakes and unreleased versions of songs. It’s Swift’s revenge on Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta for selling her masters for $300 million to a financial firm. She’s spent the whole year re-recording her catalog.
“All Too Well” turns out to be Taylor’s masterpiece. I didn’t know it at all, but now I do. And it’s pretty good. Billy Joel just called Swift the Beatles of her generation. He may be right.
Watch this version of “All Too Well” go right up to number 1 on iTunes tomorrow night. Even Adele will buy a copy!