After the villainous Scooter Braun acquired the original master recordings of her first six albums (BOO!!! HISSSS!!!), Taylor Swift vowed to re-record and re-release them (as a way to potentially diminish the value of his masters and let her new versions supplant the originals in the marketplace) (YAY! WOOT! WOOT! #TeamTayTay!).
Yesterday, she released the full version of her re-recording of “Love Story,” the first single from the updated recording of her 2008 album Fearless.
Listen below. It definitely retains the original’s sound and vibe. And the lyric video includes 2008-era pics with fans and it’s very sweet. Love it. (Although I maintain she STILL has no idea what being a scarlet letter means… or that it has nothing to do with Romeo & Juliet… or that Romeo isn’t a prince… But I digress…)
Fearless (Taylor’s Version), which is out April 9 and is up for pre-order in several editions, includes new recordings of six tracks Swift wrote for the album as a teenager that were never released. In a statement, Swift called Fearless (Taylor’s Version) “the whole story, the entire vivid picture… the entire dreamscape that is my fearless album.”
Compare and contrast with the original below.