Signed, Self-Produced CD of Early Taylor Swift Recordings Sells for $12,505

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A signed album of some of the earliest Taylor Swift recordings has been sold in auction for just over $12,000, according to Goldin Auctions.

Swift’s origins in country music are no secret, but she first began pursuing her career during a Nashville trip with her mother at age 11 to drum up interest from major labels like any other aspiring artist in town. This included demo CDs showing off her songwriting alongside covers proving her chops, exactly like the cuts found on the recently sold album.

The first track on the CD, titled “Am I Ready for Love,” was never officially released. It’s followed by an early Swift original, “Can I Go with You,” which met the same fate.

Elsewhere, the CD includes covers of songs from The Chicks, Dolly Parton, and Olivia Newton-John. Most endearingly, the CD artwork features a phone number that any interested music industry executive could call to receive more information about the young singer.

Things are a little different now for Swift, who is continuing on the record-breaking “Eras Tour” with her next stop in the UK tomorrow night. The artist who once passed out CDs for free now has fans flocking overseas in hopes of securing one more chance to see her in person.

Secure tickets for remaining dates on the tour, which was recently confirmed to officially be wrapping in December 2024, here.