Album/DVD Review: Taylor Swift - Speak Now: World Tour Live
By: Matt Bjorke
With the timing not right to be releasing a new album, Taylor Swift has chosen to give her fans something new and special this holiday season, a sixteen song chronicle of Taylor Swift’s dynamic Speak Now World Tour live CD/DVD set.
While she’s never going to win people over with her ‘thin’ voice, Taylor Swift has cultivated her audience by using social media like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter to let them know how much she appreciates them. That love has translated into numerous fan-voted awards and recently, a couple Entertainer of the Year awards from the Country Music Association, something she actually deserves, as Speak Now: World Tour Live clearly showcases.
All of the hits Taylor’s fans have come to love may not be on this album but she has picked a few choice album cuts and covers for this collection, much like Sugarland did for their own live CD/DVD release. And like we said above, if you aren’t already a fan of her music, it’s likely this won’t sway you but Taylor 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.
Standout live performances: “Sparks Fly,” “Ours,” “Drops of Jupiter,” “I Want You Back,” “Enchanted.”