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Halle Goldsmith

The opening screen of Taylor Swift’s website announcing Red (TV) as of 12 hours before the release.

New in Music: Red (Taylor’s Version)

On November 12th at midnight, Taylor Swift dropped her second re-recording: Red (Taylor’s Version). After 5 months of anticipation with no lead singles (unless you count her dropping Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version) off of 1989), the album is finally here including a short film for her 10 minute version of All Too Well.

Here is a reaction for each of the re-recorded songs and vault tracks released organized into multiple different categories based on mood, one section dedicated to All Too Well and all its glory, her “vault” tracks, and lastly, my personal ranking of the songs at the moment.

Red: All Too Well

All Too Well (Taylor's Version): Everything about this song is perfect, every different version and varying lengths. It always exceeds my expectations, despite me having listened to it a million times. I am in awe every single time. It is a lyrical masterpiece and deserves all the attention it gets. All Too Well (1o minute version): No words, just tears. A beautifully crafted masterpiece that h...

Red: Falling in Love

State of Grace: I was so tempted to move this song to the get up and dance category, but the description of falling in love and them being your weakness is too powerful to leave the song anywhere that isn't the falling in love category. The imagery in this song makes my heart swell, and Taylor's version is flawless. Trecherous: My favorite song off this album in 2012 and in 2021. Somehow it got even...

Red: First Ranking

Treacherous Better Man All Too Well (10 minute version) I Almost Do All Too Well Sad Beautiful Tragic I Bet You Think About Me The Moment I Knew Begin Again Come Back... Be Here The Last Time Holy Ground The Very First Night State Of Grace (Acoustic version) The Lucky One Red State Of Grace Nothing New Everything Has Changed Stay Stay Sta...

Red: Get Up and Dance

I Knew You Were Trouble: This song noticably sounded different, whereas some of the others do not. Her voice is much lower and the background music sounds slightly off from the original. It is still an iconic song of hers and I love it just as much as the original. If you need a petty song to dance to, this is one of many on this album (John Mayer, we know what you did...). 22: A fan favorite no...

Red: Cannot Stop Crying.

Red: The title track hits so much harder this time around. Everything about this song was perfectly done. It echoes Red (stolen version) beautifully. A lovely combination of sadness and wanting to dance. This song, much like Stay Stay Stay, shows the naivite of Taylor's thoughts on love were at 21 when she wrote the album. I Almost Do: This song genuinely floored me in the best way possible. T...

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