Sunday, April 14, 2024

Taylor Swift Tells Jimmy Fallon She’ll Play 10 Minute Version of “All Too Well” on “SNL”


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!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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