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Does Anyone Know Why?

Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I've been wondering for quite a while now why the special/deluxe editions never have the lyrics included for the extra songs that are added. I know her first eponymous album had a thing in it saying for the lyrics go to big machine records' website, but when I did, there was no mention about it anywhere that I could see. That's been the only time, though, that there was any mention of extra lyrics from the special editions being anywhere that I know of. I've also wondered if she bothers working out any secret messages in the lyrics to these extra songs when there seem to be no plans to release the printed lyrics in any form with the cds... anyone have any thoughts or ideas on this?
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    RE: Does Anyone Know Why?

    Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    I think it's because they would have to do 3-6 more pictures and it would make the lyric jacket thicker so theyd have to specilize the CD case.... yeah... But I wish there was!!!


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    Re: Does Anyone Know Why?

    Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Like you said ^, it would make it too thick. They did for Fearless though...


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    Re: Does Anyone Know Why?

    Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    It would probably cost more....also the two things mentioned above.

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    Re: Does Anyone Know Why?

    Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    I never really noticed that they didn't include those lyrics but it does make sense
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    Re: Does Anyone Know Why?

    Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    The first two albums (Debut and Fearless) were actual Re-Releases, and the songs were released on the actual CD with the regular tracks, making the CD an entirely new production. thus they probably wanted to add more pictures, change it up a bit, and so the lyrics were included. When "Taylor Swift" was re-released, they added pictures from the music videos for her songs to match the songs and took out some of the older pictures it was originally released with. (That version of the CD is not in circulation anymore, and those original pictures are forever taken out).

    For Speak Now and Red, they weren't Re-Releases, and so along with the other theories mentioned above, and the songs being on an extra disc and not the same disc, the bonus tracks, to me, are considered an entirely separate CD, and are legitimately "bonus" thus probably not making the production of the album booklet.

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    Re: Does Anyone Know Why?

    Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Good question...


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    Re: Does Anyone Know Why?

    Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    I've wondered about that a lot too and decided it must be a business decision. Having different booklets for different editions of the album would cost more and if a certain edition didn't sell well, they wouldn't be able to use the leftover stock for another edition if it were different. It's a similar reason as to why the Deluxe version is on two CDs when the extra songs would fit onto a single CD. That's my theory anyway.

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