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She has a goldmine on her hands and could easily do "Taylor Version 2.0, 3.0, 4.0" of every album. Like an accoustic guitar version release, a piano only version release etc etc.
Would have preferred them to be released in album order (aka Speak Now next) but I'll cop Red I guess
Will be interested to see the sale number she pulls first week for RED in comparison to say Adele's new album which is expected to pull in massive sales. Ed's new album (80k physical copies) and Lorde's new album (60k) barely made a blip, it seems with Spotify and Apple music and the dominance of streaming it's quite hard to sell actual hard copies of Album's these days.
I think RED is a more Universally loved album and will do better than Fearless TV she is also putting in more Promo effort for Red than she did for Fearless.Regardless of whether you like her music or not - you've got to respect the influence she has had on the industry.
If her only legacy is more artists taking back control of the songs they wrote and sung, then that in itself is a massive achievement.
Here’s How ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Performed in Its First Six Months, Compared to Taylor Swift’s Original ‘Fearless’Inside the commercial performance of Taylor Swift’s first re-recorded album over its first six months of release — and how Swift’s original Fearless compares over the same time pe…www.billboard.com
Fearless re-release topped 300k actual physical albums in its first six months. Red probably won't surpass that (Fearless had the novelty factor and probably invoked more nostalgic purchases than Red would) and it will definitely be impacted by Adele the next weekend.