Taylor Swift Launches Speak Now Album Release With 3-Week iTunes Countdown
Songs Previewed With Exclusive Snippets on Comcast and E! News
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Swift's highly-anticipated album, Speak Now, will be released worldwide on October 25th, and each week a new track from the Big Machine Records album will be available for purchase exclusively on the iTunes Store for the three weeks leading up to the album release.
In addition, each song will also be available in advance as an exclusive 30-second preview, along with a brief interview with Taylor, each week on Comcast On Demand, online at XfinityTV.com, and on E! News Daily.
The iTunes / Comcast countdown pre-release tracks and previews are scheduled to launch as follows:
October 4 & 5: "Speak Now"
October 4th: 12:01 a.m. - preview and interview available on Comcast on Demand and XfinityTV.com. Clip and interview featured on E! News that evening.
October 5th: 12:01 a.m. - "Speak Now" available for purchase at iTunes.com
October 11 & 12: "Back To December"
October 11th: 12:01 a.m. - preview and interview available on Comcast on Demand and XfinityTV.com. Clip and interview featured on E! News that evening.
October 12th: 12:01 a.m. - "Back To December" available for purchase at iTunes.com
October 18 & 19: "Mean"
October 18th: 12:01 a.m. - preview and interview available on Comcast on Demand and XfinityTV.com. Clip and interview featured on E! News that evening
October 19th: 12:01 a.m. - "Mean" available for purchase at iTunes.com
In addition, Comcast On Demand and XfinityTV.com, will offer a 30-second preview of "Story of Us" beginning at 12:01 a.m. October 22nd. The clip will also be featured that weekend on E! News.
Speak Now contains 14 tracks, all written solely by Taylor, who co-produced the project with Nathan Chapman. The first single from the album, "Mine," was released last month and reached the top of the iTunes charts in less than 6 hours. "Mine" is currently Top 10 at Country Radio, and at #12 on Billboard's all-genre Hot 100 chart. The video is #1 at CMT, GAC and VH1, and Top 5 at MTV.
The complete track listing for Speak Now is as follows:
2. Sparks Fly
3. Back to December
4. Speak Now
5. Dear John
7. The Story of Us
8. Never Grow Up
10. Better Than Revenge
13. Last Kiss
14. Long Live
Last week, Taylor joined Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and Lionel Richie in Los Angeles for an All For The Hall Guitar Pull to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. CNN had this to say about her performance: "As for Swift, she more than held her own with this bunch of veteran singer/songwriters two and three times her age. The acoustic setting showcased the intimate nature of her songwriting, and her voice sounded strong against the quiet backdrop …..The performance for the Country Music Hall of Fame proved she had every right to share the spotlight with such icons as Kristofferson, Gill, Harris and Richie. Her unique ability to grow the country music audience, while effortlessly nabbing awards like the 2010 Grammy for "Album of Year," speak to her impact as an artist."
Taylor, who was just named Billboard's top-ranking "Hottest Music Star Under 21," is currently in Milan for a performance this week on X Factor Italy. She travels to Paris later in the week for a gala celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Roberto Cavalli fashion house.
Speak Now is available for special pre-sale on the site www.SpeakNow13.com.
Speak Now artwork is available for download at : www.taylorswift.com/media-page
SOURCE Big Machine Records
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