Monday, April 15, 2024

Taylor Swift Releasing New Version of “Speak Now,” Album She Made Before Co-Writers and Jack Antonoff Production


In 2010, Taylor Swift was still Taylor Swift. She wrote her own songs and had a regular very good record producer and wrote all the songs herself, no famous collaborators. This was the uncorrupted Swift. Her next album, “Red,” would have a half dozen producers and A list songwriters like Max Martin and Shellback.

Now, Taylor will release the re-recorded version of “Speak Now” in July. It has about 15 songs, including her famous break up song about John Mayer, called “Dear John.” It’s all produced by Nathan Chambers, who won a Grammy for another Swift album. No Jack Antonoff, no boyfriend writing lyrics, no outside group. It’s unclear if Chambers produced the new version but it will have six unreleased tracks.

Swift is on a huge, sold out tour and already put out a new album this year. When does she find time to re-re-record her entire catalog? She’s busier than everyone in the music biz!

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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