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Taylor Swift confirms ‘1989’ re-record to be released in October

By | Published on Thursday 10 August 2023

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift yesterday announced that her next re-record album will be out in October and this time it’s 2014’s ‘1989’ that is getting the ‘Taylor’s Version’ treatment.

It will be the fourth re-recorded album that Swift has released. She began the re-record project, of course, after Scooter Braun acquired the Big Machine label that released the original versions.

Angry at that deal, she pledged to put out new recordings of each of her previous albums as soon as the re-record restrictions in her old record contact lapsed. And she made good on that pledge in 2021, even after Braun sold on her Big Machine catalogue, possibly in part because the pandemic meant she had more time on her hands.

Each re-recorded album also includes some extra songs ‘from the vaults’, with ‘Taylor’s Version’ of ‘1989’ set to have five extras in addition to the original tracklisting.

Swift confirmed the October release date during a show on her ‘The Eras Tour’ last night. She then posted to social media: “Surprise!! ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ is on its way to you soon! The ‘1989’ album changed my life in countless ways and it fills me with such excitement to announce that my version of it will be out 27 Oct”.

“To be perfectly honest”, she went on, “this is my most favourite re-record I’ve ever done because the five from the vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!”.