Taylor Swift Welcomed Fans to ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ in Sweet Hand-Written Record Store Day Note

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Taylor Swift has given Swifties so many ways to interact and ingest her just-released 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department. There are multiple vinyl versions, that whole surprise second disc that came out after the LP dropped on Friday, as well as some track-by-track notes on the songs she recorded for Amazon Music.

But if you’re one of those spin the black circle fanatics who rushed out to your local record store last week for Record Store Day to cop some Taylor treats, she also tucked a sweet note into the vinyl versions of TTPD. Amoeba Records posted a copy of the hand-written letter titled “From the Desk of Taylor Swift.”

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“Happy Record Store Day! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for welcoming The Tortured Poets Department into your vinyl collection and your life,” Swift wrote to RSD attendees, despite TTPD not being an official RSD release. “It’s my goal to create a memento you’ll want to keep forever, and I hope you’ll feel that with every turn of the page of the lyric book, every secret thought poured into this work. It’s an honour to be able to trust you with my feelings. Love, Taylor,” she continued.

Swift didn’t need to be included in RSD to smash records with TTPD, which set a new high-water mark for the most-streamed album in one day on Spotify (300 million), as well as instantly becoming the most-streamed album in its first day on Amazon Music on Friday on its way to selling 1.4 million copies in its first day of release in the U.S.

Check out Swift’s note below.

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