It comes just weeks after Swift released her re-recorded version of ‘Speak Now’.
Just weeks after releasing her third re-recorded album (a new spin on 2010’s Speak Now, which arrived on July 7), Taylor Swift has announced the hotly anticipated Taylor’s Version redux of 1989.
The news was shared in a message to fans on social media, wherein Swift wrote that 1989 “changed [her] life in countless ways”. She went on to say that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is her “most FAVORITE re-record” of the four she’s done thus far, all because the five bonus tracks – which, like on the other Taylor’s Version albums, are billed as being pulled From The Vault – are “so insane”.
“I can’t believe they were ever left behind,” she added. “But not for long!”
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Swift also gave the record – due out October 27, with pre-orders live here – a formal announcement during her show in Los Angeles last night. Capping off the North American leg of her sprawling Eras tour, she had the cover art for 1989 (Taylor’s Version) beamed onto the jumbotrons at SoFi Stadium, while she told concertgoers: “You might have noticed there were some new outfits in the show… There’s something I’ve been doing for a really, really ridiculously, embarrassingly long time. I think instead of telling you about it, I’ll just sort of show you.”
The announcement echoed the reveal that Swift gave for Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), which she announced at an Eras tour date in Nashville. Fans had begun to assume 2017’s Reputation would be Swift’s next re-recorded album, with a teaser for Delicate (Taylor’s Version) being spun in the new season of the Amazon Prime Video series The Summer I Turned Pretty.
We’ve already heard two singles from 1989 (Taylor’s Version): the re-done version of This Love arrived last May, and was followed up with Swift’s new take on Wildest Dreams in September of 2021. At the time of writing, the album’s full 21-song tracklisting is yet to be revealed. The original album was released in 2014 and sported such hits as Shake It Off, Blank Space, Style and Bad Blood.
Meanwhile, Swift is gearing up to take the Eras tour Down Under in early 2024. Head here to see everything you need to know about the seven-show run.