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Taylor Swift Announces Release Date For Re-Recorded Album Red With 11 Extra songs

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The award winning country-pop superstar chose to rerecord all of her chart-topping albums to reclaim control of her intellectual property after Scooter Braun sold the master recordings to an investment company in 2019

In November, Taylor Swift will release the rerecorded version of Red, which will include some surprises.

After a squabble with Scooter Braun over ownership of their master recordings, the singer, 31, decided to rework her award-winning, million-selling albums.

Red was originally released in 2012 and featured 16 tracks including her hit singles I Knew You Were Trouble, and We Are Never Getting Back Together.

They will all be on the new version when it comes out on November 19 – and eleven MORE songs, too!

She told fans on Twitter : “This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red.

And hey, one of them is even 10 minutes long.”

Borchetta reacted to Swift’s statements by claiming that he had discussed a proposal with her and her attorney, Don Passman, but that she had rejected it in favor of moving her company to Universal Music Group.

Braun allegedly sold the master tapes to an investing capital business, according to reports.

In her lengthy Twitter statement, Taylor added: “Musically and lyrically, Red resembled a heartbroken person.

“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.

“Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators.

“And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way.

It is the second rerecorded album after Fearless, which was released in 2008 when she was an 18-year-old country music star.

It was the third chart-topping album she had in the space of 259 days, following surprise releases Folklore in July and Evermore in December

A controversial deal in 2019 saw Scooter Braun take ownership of the back catalogue of Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group, which included Taylor ‘s million-selling LPs Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989 and Reputation.

Braun’s Ithaca Holdings bought the company in a whopping $300million deal in June last year.

The ME! singer was devastated when she found out about the sale, describing it as her “worst case scenario”

In a post on Tumblr, she went on to claim that she had suffered “incessant, manipulative bullying” at the hands of Braun for years.
She went on to say that she had requested to hold the rights to her music but had never been given the opportunity to do so. She was advised that she might reclaim them by creating a new album in exchange for an old one.

Borchetta reacted to Swift’s statements by claiming that he had discussed a proposal with her and her attorney, Don Passman, but that she had rejected it in favor of moving her company to Universal Music Group.

Braun allegedly sold the master tapes to an investing capital business, according to reports.

To reclaim control, Taylor has been rerecording her albums which will mean she is paid for their streams – and it’s a move that effectively could weaken the value of the originals.

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