“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” is here.
It’s time to revisit Taylor Swift’s ground-breaking album 1989, which served as her major breakthrough and first official pop release.
As Swift, 33, announced her new album on Sept. 8, it cleverly incorporated the title (which is Swift’s birth year). The announcement coincided with the end of her wildly successful Eras tour near Los Angeles, which will return in October 2024 for more North American dates.
What you need to know about “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”
What is the release date for 1989 (Taylor’s Version)?
Taylor’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” will be available on Oct. 27, nine years after the original album.
As Swift announced the album on X, a social media site formerly known as Twitter, she wrote, “Surprise!”. The 1989 album changed my life in countless ways, and I am so excited that my version of it will be released October 27th.” She added that “1989” was her “FAVORITE rerecord I’ve ever done.”
Taylor Swift is re-recording all her albums for what reason?
Swift’s rerecorded version of 1989 is the fourth in her catalog to be released as a Taylor’s Version, a strategy she used after she sold the master recordings of her original recordings in 2020.
Swift announced the new version of “Fearless” on social media in February 2021.
The most obvious reason why artists should own their own work is that they are the only ones who really know it,” Swift wrote.
“Fearless” was released in April 2021, “Red” followed in November 2021, and “Speak Now,” originally released in 2010, received “Taylor’s Version” in July. All three albums topped the Billboard charts.
“Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” is Swift’s 12th No. 1 album and makes her the female artist with the most No. 1 albums in chart history (Barbra Streisand holds the record with 11).
— The Eras Tour (@TSTheErasTour) August 10, 2023
What was the release date of the original 1989 album?
With iconic tracks such as “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood” (featuring Kendrick Lamar), the album topped the Billboard 200 albums chart for 11 weeks in 2014. A Billboard Top 10 debut for the entire first year, “1989” sold more than the combined total of Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour,” Eric Church’s “The Outsiders” and Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” combined in 2014.
For 2015’s 57th Grammy Awards, “1989” earned a total of 10 Grammy nominations (including three for its first single, “Shake It Off”). “1989” won three major awards at the 58th Grammy Awards, including album of the year, best pop vocal album, and best music video.
Are there any bonus tracks on 1989 (Taylor’s Version)?
The tangerine edition of Swift’s vinyl will be available at Target stores on Oct. 27 and will include an exclusive bonus track.