Country-bred pop crossover superstar Taylor Swift delivered Speak Now in 2010, dabbling with a variety of pop styles and growing up in public from an insecure adolescent to a more self-assured young adult. Speak Now: Taylor Swift Karaoke delivers official instrumental tracks of all 14 of the album's numbers, including Swift's backing vocals, but leaving space for the karaoke star to take the lead. Unlike a good number of legally sketchy karaoke versions recorded by session musicians, the songs here are released in conjunction with Swift's management and label, so hits like "The Story of Us" are identical in quality to the album versions, in the same musical keys, and free of weird surprises.
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AllMusic Review by Fred Thomas