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Speak Now

October 25, 2010

  Song Title
Sparks Fly
Back To December
Speak Now
Dear John
The Story Of Us
Never Grow Up
Better Than Revenge
Last Kiss
Long Live

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 25, 2010
  • Release Date: October 25, 2010
  • Label: Big Machine Records, LLC
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Big Machine Records, LLC.
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  • Total Length: 1:07:02
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  • ASIN: B0048IMZMG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #701 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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111 of 128 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Taylor Swift, Taylor-Made October 26, 2010
Format:Audio CD
With "Speak Now" Taylor Swift ups the singer/songwriter aspect of her art and turns down the radio-ready emphasis a notch. It is a little less calculated and a little more comfortable than her last two, especially 2008's non-stop hit factory "Fearless."

It is also less focused and tight, but since this is Swift's debut effort without any co-writers, her melodies and lyrics composed independently, this was inevitable. The result is akin to comfort food - unpretentious, honest and warm. She has the natural talent and flair for catchy song craft to make a less precious recording - which "Speak Now" certainly is - work especially well.

Because Swift was clearly given more leeway to do as she pleases both her strengths and excesses are more prominently on display than previously. A few of her melodies sound simple and similar to one another, and she is often bursting with lyrics, with every other tune or so a bit overwritten. However, this is also one of the strengths of "Speak Now." It shows that Swift is the real deal - an artist from whom strong songs flow naturally.

Much has been made of the men whom Swift has written songs about, and that transparency shows her age, but "Speak Now" proves she does not need the controversy to validate the music. From the inventive, shrewd, near power-pop of "The Story of Us" and "Enchanted" to the elegant, apologetic "Back to December," these songs stand on their own.

Accents of country remain, but Swift is transitioning into pop/rock territory, and she cannot be blamed for it - at 20, she is, in spite of her major success, still finding her voice. "Mean" with its cheeky, smartly executed humor, is the only outright country tune.
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107 of 127 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deluxe Edition Update: Taylor Takes the High Road October 25, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I broke down and ponied up for the Deluxe Edition CD from the big red bullseye store just so I can answer some burning questions:

Speak Now wins the prize for best CD packaging and booklet of the past decade (pricey box sets and reissues excluded). What you get: an embossed cover and an 18 page booklet filled with eye-popping color and some of the best photographs you'll ever see of Taylor. She playfully creates scenes from the songs - the damsel in distress on the train tracks gets the most press, but Taylor breaking up the wedding is the most hysterical. Plus - you get the rare shot of Taylor with straight hair. 2 pages of liner notes written by Taylor, lyrics - and a stellar shot of Taylor and her full band. Plus, the CD wins for superior sound. This brings back memories of bringing home an album on vinyl and having hours of artwork to pour over while listening to the album over and over.

I'm not a big fan of pricier deluxe editions. Why exclude people from some of the content? Wouldn't it be better to encourage first-week sales by making all first-pressing CDs deluxe and then making it a collectible by taking it out of print. Afterward, making ALL the bonus tracks available for purchase online. But I digress - this is one of the most action-packed deluxe editions I've ever purchased. You get a different color dress on the cover; six bonus tracks (3 new songs, two acoustic versions and a remix). Of the new songs, Superman is a sure-fire radio hit. The others are simple and wonderful and would have fit in nicely on the album.
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74 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swift matures artistically, keeps same old charm. October 25, 2010
Format:Audio CD
First of all, I will admit that I was not a big fan of Taylor Swift before I listened to this album. I would confess that she is a decent songwriter and a decent singer. My complaint was that she lacked originality.

However, her songs were always so damn catchy! Every once in a while, there would be a song or two from her that I just couldn't get out of my head. This album made me respect her on a whole new level. Almost every song on here could be a radio hit, and the lyrics show incredible growth in maturity.

Many tracks are reminiscent of songs on her first two albums. "Mine" is particularly strong in it's poppy, giddy goodness. Also, "Enchanted" is very unique and "Sparks Fly" has an irresistible chorus.

The most impressive tracks on the album, however, show signs of Swift's maturing as an artist vocally and as a songwriter. "Dear John" and "Back to December" both bear ghosts of Swift's love life and are hauntingly emotive. "Never Grow Up" is a gorgeous track that brings nostalgic feelings with it, and "Innocent" is deeply reflective and carries wisdom. Her words are carefully chosen.

The album is not perfect however. Some of the weaker tracks, such as "Mean", "Speak Now", and "Long Live" show a lack of artistic ingenuity that Swift has worked so hard to develop on this album.

Overall, "Speak Now" is a CD that won't leave your iPod for a long time. You'll be humming the tracks in your sleep. Bravo! Color me impressed.

5/5 Stars, and probably the best album I've heard this year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Great music; I've heard this woman before and bought another CD. It is played often. I would buy another one from this singer again.
Published 10 days ago by Brenda Woods
4.0 out of 5 stars TAYLOR IS TERRIFIC!
Anything by Taylor is great music. I would have liked to hear more top hits but she has such a sweet voice.
Published 17 days ago by Antoinette Bosley
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
I bought this for my Granddaughters...they loved it!!! We play it in the car...a lot. I love singing along with them!!!
Published 18 days ago by Zebra Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Daughter lives it!
I love the convenience of downloading music for my daughter and me. This album is great! We like all of the songs.
Published 20 days ago by Brenda
5.0 out of 5 stars Taylor Swift Speak Now
Every Taylor Swift fan should have this cd. She is very talented! My 7 year old daughter plays it over and over!
Published 1 month ago by Flavia Delpapa
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Bought this for my niece's Xmas gift and she loved it. She's going through a Taylor Swift phase (as most girls I'm assuming) and she was so happy I bought the CD for her. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Patty M.
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I love Taylor and its great to be able to get this on vinyl. I will have a great collection of vinyl albums and it is great to see Taylor getting better with every new CD she puts... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Chris H.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a fan, but my niece is
Bought this for my niece for her 10th birthday. She absolutely loved it! I am not a Taylor Swift fan myself, but I am glad I could give her a gift she would be able to enjoy for a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Frozen In Michigan
5.0 out of 5 stars great savings and great gift
Got this for my granddaughter for Christmas. She's a big fan. Fast delivery. Good packaging. She absolutely loves it. I didn't even have to go to the store! Read more
Published 2 months ago by carol killian
4.0 out of 5 stars Speak Now by Taylor a Swift
I bought this album as a gift for my wife; we enjoy the music and listen to many of the tracks
Published 3 months ago by Paul
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