Taylor Swift Releases Rerecorded Album ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’: See the Bonus Tracks!
The album — a rerecorded and rereleased model of her 2014 pop hit 1989 — dropped Friday at midnight Eastern time, 9 years after the unique album got here out to crucial acclaim.
Swift additionally took to Instagram to share a slideshow of snapshots of her frolicking on the seashore, in addition to a hand-written observe addressed to her adoring followers.
“”I used to be born in 1989, reinvented for the primary time in 2014, and part of me was reclaimed in 2023 with the re-release of this album I like so dearly,” Swift’s written letter reads. “Never in my wildest desires did I think about the magic you’d sprinkle on my life for therefore lengthy.”
“This second is a mirrored image of the woods we have wandered by means of and all this love between us continues to be glowing within the darkest darkish,” Swift’s letter continues. “I current to you, with gratitude and wild surprise, my model of 1989. It’s been ready for you.”
Swift, 33, announced 1989 (Taylor’s Version) to the public back in August at her final Eras Tour show in Los Angeles, which completed the first leg of the record-breaking tour.
“Surprise!! 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is on its method to you ! The 1989 album modified my life in numerous methods, and it fills me with such pleasure to announce that my model of it will likely be out October twenty seventh,” the “Bad Blood” singer wrote in an Instagram post on August 9, accompanied by a photo of the new version’s cover.
The announcement — which received a whopping 12.1 million likes on Instagram — showed Swift back in her 1989 era with her “pink lip, basic” look, pinned-up hair and seagulls flying on a light blue backdrop.
“To be completely sincere, that is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever performed as a result of the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t imagine they have been ever left behind. But not for lengthy!” she shared.
In September, Swift was up to her old shenanigans when she partnered with Google to release the names of the “Vault Tracks” — songs that did not make it on the original album — which caused her fans to sort through millions of combinations on a Google “secure” in a matter of hours.
The new additions to the album included “Slut (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” “Say Don’t Go (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault),” “Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” “Suburban Legends (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault)” and “Is It Over Now (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault).”
The album also includes the original versions of some of Swift’s most classic songs, specifically four of her top 10 biggest hits. “Wildest Dreams” (#10), “Bad Blood” (#8), “Blank Space” (#4) and “Shake It Off” (#1) all come from the 2014 model and are all prominently featured on the checklist of her most chart-topping songs, in response to Billboard.
Also on the album are new variations of fan favorites comparable to “Clean,” “New Romantics,” “Welcome To New York” and “Style.”
For fans of Swift’s collaborations with other artists, however, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) may come as a bit of a disappointment as it is the first rerecord to not feature any of the singer’s musician friends — so long as Swift does not pull off any surprises (which she often does).
The album comes amid a hot month (and year, for that matter) for the superstar songwriter who recently achieved billionaire status according to one report. The major milestone was hit in large part due to the value of the singer’s music catalog since 2019 — when she began owning the masters to her music and announced she would rerecord her six original albums — and ticket sales and merch from the Eras Tour.
Earlier in the month, Swift released Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, a professionally shot version of her record-breaking, multi-billion dollar tour. The film itself went on to break several records and remained at the top of the box office charts at the time of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) being released.
The album is the fourth rerecord to be released, following Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in April 2021, Red (Taylor’s Version) in November 2021, and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) in July.
The singer first made plans to re-record her music in 2019 after music executive Scooter Braun purchased her former label, Big Machine, for a reported $300 million. Via the purchase, Braun received majority ownership of her master recordings. Taylor was outspoken in her unhappiness with this deal and repeatedly said she asked for a chance to own her own work but was denied.
Release dates for “Taylor’s Version” of the 2 remaining albums, Reputation and Taylor Swift, have but to be introduced.