So, that Taylor Swift....

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So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby Positive Passion » 13 Apr 2019, 13:20

Has changed her website frontpage to show a countdown to April 25th (well, 26th UK time), so at the very least there'll be a new single!

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby borofan » 13 Apr 2019, 17:17

Thanks for the warning...
We're usually skipping around the function room in our long-johns by now...

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby Positive Passion » 23 Aug 2019, 18:23

Has released the new album, and I am enjoying it very much. Same as always - good tunes, great lyrics, interesting songs.

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby soundchaser » 23 Aug 2019, 23:43

So what about her? What's your favourite? For those of us who can't name one song. That's me.

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby Positive Passion » 24 Aug 2019, 05:44

soundchaser wrote:So what about her? What's your favourite? For those of us who can't name one song. That's me.


All her albums (seven of them) are at least pretty good, and often touch on greatness. Her second album, Fearless is outstanding, one of the very best albums ever. 1989, the fifth album, is really fantastic.
Her best song is probably You belong with me, though a lot of people might say Blank space.
Her videos often detract from rather than enhance the song - i rarely watch them.
She is an excellent live performer.
There is a you tuber called Abi Signs who was deaf, and she posted videos of her signing along to a load of songs. I was watching her video of We are never getting back together when I realised how great the song was.
Cracking swift tracks include:
Our song
Should've said no
Picture to burn
Teardrops on my guitar
Love story
You belong with me
Fifteen
The best day
Mean
The story of us
I heart ?
We are never getting back together
22
Girl at home
Starlight
Style
Blank space
Shake it off
This love
Don't blame me
This is why we can't have nice things
New romantics

But that is merely scratching the surface.

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby ` » 24 Aug 2019, 08:59

Isn''t she apparently re-recording and re-releasing her first six albums to which she apparently doesn't own the rights?

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby soundchaser » 24 Aug 2019, 09:01

Well, thanks for posting and your positive passion enthusiasm. Obviously, it’s not aimed at me, but a good song is a good song is a good song. And from what I’ve listened to, these are well crafted power pop songs with a country twinge to her voice. My granddaughters are big fans and I can see why. Would I personally listen at home? No. But hey, I live in 1972.

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby Positive Passion » 24 Aug 2019, 10:00

Powehi wrote:Isn''t she apparently re-recording and re-releasing her first six albums to which she apparently doesn't own the rights?


Apparently.
Suzanne Vega did this a few years back, releasing 4 albums ( I think it was 4) in a series called "close ups".

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby ` » 24 Aug 2019, 10:26

Positive Passion wrote:
Powehi wrote:Isn''t she apparently re-recording and re-releasing her first six albums to which she apparently doesn't own the rights?


Apparently.
Suzanne Vega did this a few years back, releasing 4 albums ( I think it was 4) in a series called "close ups".


Quite a few acts seem to do it - quite often as a fuck you attempt to wrestle back control/royalties of songs whose publishing they no longer own. Pretty sure that's why Van Morrison did the live Astral Weeks album he did a few years back. Squeeze also did an album of re-recordings called - iirc - Spot the Difference

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby LMG » 24 Aug 2019, 12:41

But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby Dr. Baron » 24 Aug 2019, 15:24

"Taylor Swift Says She Will Rerecord Her Old Music. Here's How.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/arts ... Position=1
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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby Positive Passion » 02 Sep 2019, 20:48

Tremendous live performance on Radio 1's Live Lounge

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby Jimbo » 02 Sep 2019, 22:37

I wouldn't know a single Taylor Smith song.
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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby Positive Passion » 11 Feb 2021, 19:28

I have just ordered the first of Taylor Swift's rerecordings - Fearless, of which I already have two versions. This new recording has all the songs from the original plus the six extra tracks from the "platinum edition" plus another six previously unreleased songs from around the same time. What with two albums last year plus the folklore long pond sessions, she really is hoovering up my money. Hooray!

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby Rorschach » 11 Feb 2021, 19:48

Let us know how the new versions compare to the originals.
Bugger off.

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Re: So, that Taylor Swift....

Postby Positive Passion » 11 Feb 2021, 20:26

Rorschach wrote:Let us know how the new versions compare to the originals.


They are supposed to be exactly the same, so I understand, but we will see.