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Taylor Swift – “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)”

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

  2. Brent

    Destroy What You Create Prestigious

    “New version”
     
  3. Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    No need for the sarcasm quotes; it is a new version. Besides, shouldn't you be swindling high school kids into joining the army right now?
     
  4. Werner H

    Newbie

    agreed. Glad she is owning her own music, but not a new version in any other way
     
  5. WasteSomeTime

    Regular

    This. I pre-ordered the Vinyl yesterday (at 50 bucks after shipping) and now I'm rather unhappy if everything new, is this similar.
     
  6. theredline

    Regular Supporter

    Exactly why I waited...wanted to see how different this stuff really will be...
     
  7. brandon

    brandonmarshall.net Prestigious

    This the whole point though, right? This "new" version is supposed to sound like the old version. The goal is that you should listen to the new version going forward and not ever want or need to listen to the "old" version. I'm glad that I can now listen to this version and I won't miss the old version at all. Think of it like this: The new version is Taylor's version, the old version is Scooter's.
     
  8. personalmaps

    citrus & cinnamon Supporter

    y'all missed that the point was so she could license out these version of the songs without giving money to Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta apparently.
     
  9. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

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  10. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    fuck the old version me and my homies all hate the old version
     
  11. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    her vocals on this are incredible btw
     
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  12. WasteSomeTime

    Regular

    I didn't miss the point I just thought she would have changed it up a little bit. I wouldnt have spent 50 bucks on something so similar when I already have Fearless on vinyl. She doesnt need 50 bucks from me, I however do as I'm still hurting from the pandemic.
     
  13. scottlechowicz

    Trusted Supporter

    Your words suggest you very much DID miss the point. The entire point was to replicate the old ones exactly. But with her owning the masters. This was very explicitly the point.
     
  14. CampfireColorado

    Regular

    It was never advertised as fresh takes on old albums. She is re-recording the albums to take ownership of her music. Though I think this version sounds great. Updated vocals and production, but still classic and comforting like a warm blanket. Plus it comes with some new unreleased songs. And I bet she’ll through in some curveballs with some of the lesser known songs.
     
  15. Brent

    Destroy What You Create Prestigious

    It's funny how much real estate I have in your mind.

    I actually had two HS enlist this week.
     
  16. gbuffers

    England.

    Perfect balance of old and new for me - especially given the reason for the re-record. With so many fans, changing minutiae could effectively remove someone’s favourite part of the song. She’s struck it well
     
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  17. Anna Acosta

    Listen to Staircase Spirits. Moderator

    And for the record: there are quite a few differences between the old and the new. It just takes a much more intentional ear (and deep familiarity with the original) to hear them I guess.
     
  18. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    Hey did you get my message? My k/d improved to 1.07.
     
  19. Brent

    Destroy What You Create Prestigious

    Ah, yes... the troll...

    Hilarious how you think we're bad, when Canada will allow someone as young as 16 years old to join, and then allow someone as old as 57 to join to try and better themselves/give them a career. Bravo, thanks for giving me free rent in your head too along with dozens other here.
     
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  20. somethingwitty

    Regular

    Her team is the gold standard when it comes to marketing in pop music. They know something as little as a different color vinyl, 1 bonus track, or a different cover will cause her fans to purchase an additional unit.

    Good for her getting her rights back to her music! But her team making such a big deal out of this to the consumer is kind of gross. Please spend your discretionary pandemic income on a record you already own, alrighty Taylor!
     
  21. Tim

    we must be nothing less than fabulous Prestigious

    Love this new version. Everything I love about the original, but sung & recorded a bit better, with the implied subtext of a Taylor in her 30s revisiting this song (which, as someone in my 30s who's been a fan for quite a while, really speaks to me).

    "Fearless" & "The Best Day" are gonna rule.

    Other places being bad in their own ways has no bearing on our problems here in America.

    And, this old "free rent" expression you keep mentioning is so goofy in this context, lol. Kinda doubt everyone who dunks on you is thinking about you nonstop. A better analogy for you is probably a tactless neighbor (like Kimmy Gibbler, except she's funny).

    I mean, she didn't really ask anyone to spend their discretionary pandemic income on this if they can't afford it. She knows she has a lot of fans who'd be excited for this (and are) & who can afford it, who either didn't have it yet or are for whatever reasons willing to double dip.

    If you actually spent money on this you wish you could get back... sorry? I've been there, too. If you can't cancel your order, at least you'll probably be able to sell either this or the old Fearless?
     
  22. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    loving that profile pic
     
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  23. ZeoVGM

    Regular

    You should feel disgusted.
     
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