Joe Jonas Wants to Re-Record Debut Album: ‘Just Like Taylor Swift Did’
Claire Miles - June 6, 2021

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

Joe Jonas might soon be taking a page out of Taylor Swift’s playbook. Jonas, 31, has expressed interest in adding the Jonas Brothers’ debut album Its About Time, the same way Swift is doing with her own music catalog. “I think I would probably re-record our entire first album,” Jonas said to Buzzfeed when asked which song of the Jonas Brothers he would re-record. “Just do something like what Taylor did recently, which I thought was really clever.”

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Joe along with brothers Nick Jonas, 28, and Kevin Jonas, 33, released their debut album It’s About Time in 2006. The trio of brothers released five albums together during their 10 year run as a band. The trio starred in the television series Jonas, on Disney Channel from 2009-2010. They also were in the Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock (2008) and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) before they disbanded in 2013. Joe Jonas later became the lead singer for DNCE, releasing their first album in 2016.

Swift, 31, who dated Joe briefly in 2008, dropped Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in April 2021, a re-recording of her second studio album that was originally released in 2008. The 11-time Grammy Award winner previously committed to re-recording her entire music catalog after Scooter Braun bought her former record label Big Machine Group and the masters for her first six albums with it. Braun has since sold the masters to a private equity firm, but continues to profit off of them.