Could Taylor Swift Release the 10-Minute Version of ‘All Too Well’ With the F-Word?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Taylor Swift performing "Betty" at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sept. 16, 2020

Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” comes with its personal lore it could possibly be its personal album, truthfully. Between the story behind the way it was written, to how impactful it’s for Swift’s followers, “All Too Well” actually is its personal entity. 

It has a lot uncooked emotion on an album that’s all about embracing unhappiness within the occasion of a breakup. Red doesn’t simply cope with ache, nevertheless it touches on how one can fall so head-over-heels for somebody it’s foolish at occasions. And “All Too Well” is that aftermath of when that giddiness is hit with the debilitating fall. 

So it’s no shock that Swift initially had a 10-minute lengthy tune for “All Too Well.” Could followers ever hear that model? It’s not unimaginable. 

Taylor Swift confirmed that there was a CD with a 10-minute tough model of ‘All Too Well’ 

Taylor Swift performing "Betty" at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sept. 16, 2020
Taylor Swift performing “Betty” on the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sept. 16, 2020 | ACMA2020/Getty Images for ACM

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Red, Swift’s 2012 fourth album, was quantity 99 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time record, so she appeared on their podcast to speak in regards to the album on Nov. 17. And you’ll be able to’t dive into Red with out spending a little bit of time on “All Too Well.” 

She shared the story of the day she began writing it, which is one she’s instructed earlier than. It was the primary tune she wrote for Red whereas she was nonetheless on tour for Speak Now

“It was a day when I was just, like, a broken human, walking into rehearsal just feeling terrible about what was going on in my personal life,” Swift stated on the podcast. “I just ended up playing four chords over and over again, and the band started kicking in.” 

As she was “really going through it” she began singing and “riffing” and it changed into “All Too Well.” That session was principally the tune plus “seven extra verses” which included the f-word, in line with Swift. Afterward, her sound man instructed her he burned a CD of the session and gave it to her, simply in case. 

She, after all, favored it and enlisted the assistance of Liz Rose to chop the tune down from 10 minutes to the present 5:28.

In 2012, Swift instructed PopDust that she wrote her proudest lyric throughout that session:

“And you call me up again just to break me like a promise / so casually cruel in the name of being honest.”

Fans can positively attest to these hitting the toughest as nicely. 

Swift was not prepared for the large fan response to a tune that was ‘too dark’ and never a single

Taylor Swift performing "All Too Well" at THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS on Jan. 26 2014.Taylor Swift performing "All Too Well" at THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS on Jan. 26 2014.
Taylor Swift performing “All Too Well” at THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS on Jan. 26 2014 | Cliff Lipson/CBS by way of Getty Images

One of the most important issues, for Swift, was the shock at how a lot of an impression the tune had on followers. She didn’t anticipate for it to explode the best way that it did. For one, it wasn’t a single in any respect and didn’t have a music video part, that are two good methods to get a tune on the charts or heard outdoors of the album. But the tune transcended Red in a approach that went outdoors of how Swift was “taught music permeated culture.”

“I didn’t see that happening with that song,” Swift stated of how “All Too Well” carried out so otherwise. She even stated that she carried out it on the 2014 Grammys due to the fan response. The tune itself wasn’t truly nominated, so it wouldn’t have been a typical transfer for her to decide on that tune.

“I can’t believe it now when I play it live and everybody in the crowd knows every word,” she continued. “I’m truly astonished by it, and I think that’s one of the most beautiful things about this album for me when I look back on it.”

As the interviewer famous, it is likely one of the most influential breakup songs of this technology. And having or not it’s one of many loudest sung at concert events is saying one thing, positive, nevertheless it’s additionally a testomony to Swift’s songwriting.

“I really didn’t pick that one,” Taylor stated in regards to the fifth tune on Red. “I thought it was too dark, too sad, too intense. It’s fun when things surprise you like that.”

Swift is at present re-recording her songs; Could she launch this 10-minute model?

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So now comes the large query; will Swift ever launch this elusive 10-minute model of “All Too Well.” Well, she hasn’t given any hints that she’s going to. However, if it’s going to occur, now’s the perfect time for followers to cross their fingers for it. 

Unfortunately for Swift, she’s been going via authorized points along with her grasp recordings and wasn’t capable of purchase them again from the unique report label she recorded them with, Big Machine Records, which was purchased out by Scooter Braun. November 2020 was when Swift was legally allowed to begin re-recording these songs once more, on her personal label so she may re-release them on her personal phrases. 

On Nov. 16, Swift tweeted an replace on the continuing points with Braun and shared she already began re-recording her previous songs. 

“It has already proven to be both exciting and creatively fulfilling. I have plenty of surprises in store,” she wrote within the letter she shared to Twitter.

So, with these new re-recordings popping out someday sooner or later, with “surprises” on the best way, a 10-minute model of “All Too Well” appears within the playing cards. Only Swift can provide it to her followers. And she’s fairly beneficiant. 

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