Fearless

~ Release group by Taylor Swift

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Fearless CD 13 Big Machine Records ORBM 7215 823674731021
Fearless Enhanced CD 15 Big Machine Records BMRATS0200 843930001378
Fearless (Target exclusive) Enhanced CD + DVD-Video 15 + 2 Big Machine Records BMRBTS0200 857787001542
Fearless Digital Media 13 Big Machine Records
Fearless CD 13 Big Machine Records, Open Road Recordings ORBM 7310 823674731021
Fearless CD 17
Fearless CD 16 Big Machine Records 602517952980
Fearless Digital Media 19 Big Machine Records
Fearless CD 16 Big Machine Records 1795298 602517952980
Fearless Digital Media 19
Fearless CD 16
Taylor Swift Karaoke: Fearless (karaoke version) CD 13 Big Machine Records
Fearless (international version) Digital Media 16 Big Machine Records 602517976290
Fearless (Platinum Edition) Digital Media 29 Big Machine Records 602527273075
Fearless (platinum edition) CD 19 Big Machine Records BMRATS0250 843930002900
Fearless: Platinum Edition (Target exclusive) CD + DVD-Video 19 + 13 Big Machine Records BMRBTS0250
Fearless Platinum Edition CD 30 Big Machine Records, Universal Music Group International (manages UMG's offices in most countries outside of North America) 2723034 602527230344
Fearless Platinum Edition CD + DVD 19 + 11 Big Machine Records, Universal Music Group International (manages UMG's offices in most countries outside of North America) 602527230344 602527230344
Fearless CD 16 Big Machine Records 9787880942101 9787880942101
Fearless CD 16 Big Machine Records 0602517976290 602517976290
Fearless CD 16 Big Machine Records 0602517984103(83) 602517984103
Fearless CD 16 Big Machine Records 4605026701502
Fearless CD 17 Big Machine Records, Universal Music Group International (manages UMG's offices in most countries outside of North America) 1799119 0602517991194
Fearless (platinum edition) CD + DVD-Video 19 + 11 Big Machine Records UICO-1180 4988005600035
Fearless Platinum Edition CD + DVD 19 + 11 Big Machine Records 9787880945171
Fearless SHM-CD 20 Big Machine Records UICY-20409 4988005724175
Fearless (Platinum Edition) 2×12" Vinyl 9 + 10 Big Machine Records BMRTS0250 843930034659
Promotion
Fearless CD 18 Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music") SIC-1276 / SIB-1009
Fearless CD 20 Big Machine Records UICO-1165
Fearless - Entertainer Redefined (CMA Consideration) CD 13 Big Machine Records [none]

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Fearless
Fifteen
Love Story
White Horse
You Belong With Me
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000813082 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/222553 [info]
Wikidata: Q842214 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Fearless (Taylor Swift album) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/taylor_swift/fearless/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/r2xm [info]

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19-year-old Taylor Swift is something of a phenomenon in America. The story is ever so country: inspired by Faith Hill and Leanne Rimes, a 13-year-old girl persuades her parents to take her to Nashville. She then cunningly records a version of the national anthem, sends it to sporting events and gets to open the 2003 Tennis Open. A year later she's signed to Sony, and the whole family move to Nashville where she's re-signed to indie country label, Big Machine. Her debut album is still in the US album charts two years on, and Fearless is now triple platinum. But will it fare similarly in the UK?

Firstly, is this actually country music? While she cites the Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain as influences, she is definitely driving country squarely into pop's rightful parking space, with a couple of mandolins on the roof rack. Every song is polished to a high gleam; you can see your face in the production, and the playing and arrangements cannot be faulted.

But the album's lyrical palette has few colours: Swift deals in the prosaic imagery of high school boys, first dates with cars, and dating someone in the football team. This is swiftly followed by being jealous of cheerleaders, having an unrequited crush on the male friend, being bullied and having the greatest dad in the world who makes everything better. Oh, and wishing on a wishing star. And it's repetitive: She uses the phrase ''Face of an angel'' in Hey Stephen's chorus, only to to recycle it in the opening line of White Horse next.

The populist chord progressions do little to differentiate each song: one might be forgiven for imagining all 16 songs bleeding into one.

In fact, the album is so wholesome it veers into Stepford territory, and so musically conservative it makes Eva Cassidy look like Cruella DeVille. So edgeless it doesn't touch the sides, it's best left to pre-teens as an introduction to pop music. And possibly Republicans.