On Thursday evening, renowned Grammy Award-winning singer Taylor Swift released her latest rerecording project, an updated version of her 2014 album 1989. The re-recorded album includes the original deluxe version of the album, as well as five bonus tracks in addition to the original 21 songs!
What did Taylor Swift say about ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’?
Among a carousel of photographs posted on Instagram to commemorate the album’s debut, Taylor Swift wrote: “I was born in 1989, reinvented for the first time in 2014, and a part of me was reclaimed in 2023 with the rerelease of this album I love so dearly. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the magic you would sprinkle on my life for so long.”
Continuing, Swift noted, “This moment is a reflection of the woods we’ve wandered through and all this love between us still glowing in darkest dark. I present to you, with gratitude and wild wonder, my version of 1989. It’s been waiting for you.” Earlier, the Anti-Hero singer shared the full tracklist for 1989 (Taylor’s Version) on Instagram with the caption: “It’s a new soundtrack Here are the back covers and vault track titles for 1989 (my version). I can’t wait for this one to be out, seriously. Thank you for playing along, sleuthing, puzzling and making these reveals so much chaotic fun (which is the best kind of fun, after all).”
What other albums has Taylor Swift re-recorded?
Swift first confirmed 1989 (Taylor’s Version) as her next rerecorded album in August, during the sixth night of her Eras Tour performances at SoFi Stadium. Fearless (Taylor’s Version), Red (Taylor’s Version), and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) were released following the singer’s announcement in 2019 that she would rerecord her repertoire in order to own her master recordings after the incident with Scooter Braun. The singer’s Taylor Swift (2006) and Reputation (2017) albums are the only ones that have yet to be re-recorded and released.