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Fearless Platinum Edition

Fearless Platinum Edition is the platinum edition of Taylor Swift's highly successful album, Fearless. The re-release was announced on September 10, 2009 with a release date of October 27, 2009. It was then pushed forward one day, to a release to October 26, 2009. Fearless Platinum Edition bore a new collector's cover that altered the background color to black and included a CD and a DVD. The CD had an additional six songs — "Jump Then Fall", "Untouchable", "Forever and Always" (Piano Version), "Come in with the Rain", "Superstar", and "The Other Side of the Door" — placed prior to the original tracks from the album. The DVD comprised music videos ("Change", "The Best Day", "Love Story", "White Horse", and "You Belong with Me"). behind-the-scenes videos (for the latter three), over fifty images (photographed by Austin Swift, the singer's younger brother) and backstage footage from the first concert of the Fearless Tour, and "Thug Story" (a video with rapper T-Pain filmed exclusively for the 2009 CMT Music Awards).

HistoryEdit

Swift had already commenced to compose songs for her next album, what would become Speak Now (2010), but had also written songs she believed did not correspond with her scope of the record. She believed the songs that had accumulated should have been integrated in Fearless. Out of her desire to release them, Swift pondered the idea of re-releasing Fearless with the songs. Coupled the fact that numerous fans were longing for new material while others were recently discovering her music, she decided to execute the plans. Scott Borchetta, chief executive officer (CEO) of Big Machine Records stated, "Taylor’s fans have an incredible appetite for her new music and her ongoing life experiences. The two million-plus fans who bought Fearless within weeks of release last year are screaming for new Taylor music and Taylor has delivered." Some tracks were written much prior recording, while others were done subsequently. "Jump Then Fall" was self-penned by Swift using a banjo and a "feel-good vibe", which, along with its bouncy character, caused for it to be Swift's favorite song on the re-release. Swift also reworked the tempo and replaced the guitar-driven instrumentation to piano of "Forever and Always" for the new version of Fearless.

It included Swift's only cover on a studio album, a rendition of American rock band Luna Halo's "Untouchable" (2007). Borchetta previously had requested Swift to perform a cover on the television show Stripped in August 2008. Swift recalled that Borchetta had given her Luna Halo's eponymous second studio album to listen to, and ultimately chose to cover "Untouchable". Swift altered the song both musically and lyrically, altering the verses' melodies significantly while completely reworking the arrangement and switching the verses while maintaining the refrains similar. Once performed, video uploads of the Stripped performance and fans imitating it surfaced on YouTube. Its popularity on the video-sharing site led Borchetta to convince Swift to record the song for the re-release of Fearless. The members of Luna Halo consented the cover's inclusion in part because of Swift's popularity and commercial success; the band also gave Swift writing credits for her cover as they felt it was appropriate since the song was altered drastically.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fearless"   Taylor Swift, Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey 4:01
2. "Fifteen"   Swift 4:54
3. "Love Story"   Swift 3:57
4. "Hey Stephen"   Swift 4:12
5. "White Horse"   Swift, Rose 3:55
6. "You Belong with Me"   Swift, Rose 3:51
7. "Breathe" (featuring Colbie Caillat) Swift, Colbie Caillat 4:23
8. "Tell Me Why"   Swift, Rose 3:20
9. "You're Not Sorry"   Swift 4:22
10. "The Way I Loved You"   Swift, John Rich 4:07
11. "Forever & Always"   Swift 3:46
12. "The Best Day"   Swift 4:07
13. "Change"   Swift 4:39
Total length: 53:30

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