Speak Now World Tour – Live

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Speak Now World Tour – Live
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Live album / Video by
ReleasedNovember 21, 2011 (2011-11-21)
Recorded2011
Genre
Length
  • 1:19:03 (CD)
  • 2:19:29 (DVD)
LabelBig Machine
DirectorBaz Halpin
ProducerTaylor Swift
Taylor Swift chronology
Speak Now
(2010)
Speak Now World Tour – Live
(2011)
Red
(2012)
Taylor Swift chronology
Journey to Fearless
(2011)
Speak Now World Tour – Live
(2011)
The 1989 World Tour Live
(2015)
Singles from Speak Now World Tour – Live
  1. "Long Live"
    Released: March 1, 2012[1]

Speak Now World Tour – Live is both a live and video album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on November 21, 2011, by Big Machine Records. The album consists of songs and performances recorded from various tour dates around the world from Swift's Speak Now World Tour. In the United States, the album debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 77,000 copies sold.

Background[edit]

The album was announced on September 21, 2011 via Swift's official website, along with the album cover. The DVD and Blu-ray releases feature all seventeen performances from the North American leg of the Speak Now World Tour, as well as bonus content. The CD has over seventy-five minutes of music as well as select live performances of songs from the Speak Now album. The combo was released on November 21, 2011.[2][3] A Target exclusive of the live album contains the bonus performances of the songs "Ours", "Nashville" and "Sweet Escape", as well as the behind the scene making of the music video for "Mean".[4] Many of the songs and performances were captured from various legs around the world of the tour.[5] The Brazilian release of the album contains a new studio version of the song "Long Live", featuring new verses in Portuguese, composed and sung by Brazilian singer Paula Fernandes,[6] which peaked at #5 on Brazilian Hot 100.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[8]
Roughstock3/5 stars[9]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave a mixed review on the album and stated that Swift "has shown a lot of growth through the years and takes her live show seriously so It’s good to hear this live album sound nearly as good as her records do." Bjorke also compared the CD/DVD combo to Sugarland's Live on the Inside.[9] James Monger of AllMusic rated the album three out of five stars and stated that the performances on the DVD were "an elaborate affair that utilized dancers, aerialists, numerous costume changes, and a mammoth, multi-stage setup that more closely resembled a high-profile Broadway musical than it a did country music concert."[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number eleven on the US Billboard 200 chart with 77,000 sold. It also debuted at number two in Billboard Top Country Albums on the same week.[10] As of July 2019, the album has sold 368,000 copies in the US.[11] In Canada, the album entered at number 25.[12] The album also debuted in Australia at number thirty and later peaked at number sixteen. The album then fell off the chart completely the following week. The album also appeared in Mexico at number sixty seven.[13]

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

All tracks are written by Taylor Swift, except where noted.

Speak Now – World Tour LiveDisc one (Audio)
No.TitleLength
1."Sparks Fly"5:39
2."Mine"4:19
3."The Story of Us"4:49
4."Mean"4:09
5."Ours"4:05
6."Back to December / Apologize / You're Not Sorry" (Writers: Swift, Ryan Tedder)6:01
7."Better Than Revenge"5:44
8."Speak Now"4:09
9."Last Kiss"6:12
10."Drops of Jupiter" (Writers: Charlie Colin, Rob Hotchkiss, Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Scott Underwood)5:08
11."Bette Davis Eyes" (Writers: Jackie DeShannon, Donna Weiss)3:07
12."I Want You Back" (Writers: Berry Gordy Jr., Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards)1:21
13."Dear John"6:45
14."Enchanted"6:25
15."Haunted"4:49
16."Long Live"6:21
Total length:1:19:03
Speak Now – World Tour LiveBrazilian edition (Disc two)[14]
No.TitleLength
17."Long Live" (featuring Paula Fernandes) (Writers: Swift, Fernandes)5:16
Total length:1:24:19

Blu-ray/DVD[edit]

Speak Now – World Tour LiveDisc two (Visual)
No.TitleLength
1."Sparks Fly"7:27
2."Mine"4:19
3."The Story of Us"8:02
4."Our Song"8:11
5."Mean"5:26
6."Back to December / Apologize / You're Not Sorry" (Writers: Swift, Tedder)7:43
7."Better Than Revenge"5:45
8."Speak Now"8:08
9."Fearless / Hey, Soul Sister / I'm Yours" (Writers: Swift, Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey, Amond Bjorklund, Espen Lind, Monahan, Jason Mraz)5:53
10."Last Kiss"9:10
11."Drops of Jupiter" (Writers: Stafford, Underwood, Monahan, Colin, Hotchkiss)5:13
12."You Belong with Me" (Writers: Swift, Rose)7:40
13."Dear John"6:43
14."Enchanted"8:59
15."Haunted"6:33
16."Long Live"8:01
17."Fifteen"7:16
18."Love Story"8:46
19."Home Movies"5:05
20."Rehearsal of the Speak Now World Tour"5:09
Total length:2:19:29
Speak Now – World Tour LiveTarget edition (DVD)[15]
No.TitleLength
17."Ours"5:36
18."Fifteen"7:16
19."Love Story"8:46
20."Nashville" (Writers: David Mead)5:57
21."Sweet Escape" (Writers: Gwen Stefani, Aliaune Thiam, Giorgio Tuinfort)3:22
22."On the Set with Taylor Swift: Mean"20:43
23."Home Movies"5:05
24."Rehearsal of the Speak Now World Tour"5:09
Total length:2:55:07

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Speak Now World Tour Live adapted from Allmusic.[16]

Musicians[edit]

  • Taylor Swift – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo, piano, ukulele
  • David Cook – keyboards
  • Caitlin Evanson – fiddle, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jody Harris – rhythm guitar
  • Amos Heller – bass guitar
  • Liz Huett – backing vocals
  • Mike Meadows – backing vocals, banjo, rhythm guitar, mandolin
  • Grant Mickelson – lead and rhythm guitar
  • Paul Sidoti – lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Al Wilson – drums

Production[edit]

  • Taylor Swift – art direction, director, lighting design, producer, set design
  • Chris Adams – editing
  • Robert Allen – executive producer, mixing
  • Charity Baroni – dancer
  • Shannon Beach – dancer
  • Brent Bishop – assistant engineer
  • C.J. Boggs – engineer
  • Scott Borchetta – executive producer
  • Justin Boulet – dancer
  • Claire Callaway – dancer
  • David Cook – musical director
  • Justin Cortelyou – mixing
  • Paula Erickson – liner notes
  • Emily Evans – art direction
  • Sharon Everitt – colorist, editing
  • Bob Ezrin – mixing
  • Thomas Freitag – assistant engineer
  • Grant Garner – liner notes
  • Derek Garten – assistant engineer
  • Christie Goodwin – photography
  • Olivier Goulet – video director
  • Austin Hale – design
  • Baz Halpin – director, lighting design, set design
  • Greg Hancock – engineer
  • Dom Kelley – dancer
  • Justin Key – art direction
  • Glenn Meadows – mastering
  • Fernando Miro – dancer
  • Joe Neil – engineer
  • Bethany Newman – design
  • Josh Newman – design
  • Marlyn Ortiz – dancer
  • Meredith Ostrowsky – dancer
  • David Payne – engineer
  • Ryan Polito – director
  • Aaron Rayburn – design
  • Garth Richardson – engineer
  • Chris Rowe – engineer, mixing
  • Daniel Sadownick – percussion
  • Joel Schwamburger – assistant engineer
  • Jennifer Spenelli – editing assistant
  • Andrea Swift – executive producer
  • Austin Swift – photography
  • Ben Terry – assistant engineer
  • Brian Virtue – mixing
  • Jim Weatherson – art direction, executive producer

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Taylor Swift Announces 'Speak Now' Live CD/DVD". Jason Lipshutz. Billboard.com. September 21, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "Taylor Swift: Speak Now World Tour Live (Blu-ray + CD): Taylor Swift, Ryan Polito: Music". Amazon.com. September 9, 2009. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  4. ^ "Taylor Swift World Tour – Only at Target". target.com. Archived from the original on November 23, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
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  7. ^ Taylor Swift chart history, Billboard
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  9. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (November 21, 2011). "Album/DVD Review: Taylor Swift – Speak Now: World Tour Live | Country Music Reviews, Taylor Swift to Lady Antebellum". Roughstock.com. Archived from the original on June 8, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
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  17. ^ a b "Australiancharts.com – Taylor Swift – Speak Now World Tour Live". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  18. ^ "Top 20 Country Chart — Australian Record Industry Association". Ariacharts.com.au. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
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