Surprise alert! Taylor Swift has revealed that the next installment in her re-recorded albums series is none other than “1989.” Swift dropped this exciting news that many fans had been eagerly awaiting. The awaited “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” is set to make its debut on October 27, as she officially announced across her social media platforms.
Originally released in 2014, the album “1989” holds immense significance for Taylor Swift as it transformed her life in numerous ways. She enthusiastically shared her anticipation for the release of her latest re-recorded version.
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And if you needed any more reason to get hyped, Swift shared, “To be perfectly honest, this is my most FAVORITE re-record I’ve ever done because the 5 From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!”
This upcoming album is now available for pre-order on Swift’s official website, featuring four special-edition deluxe CDs: “Crystal Skies Blue,” “Rose Garden Pink,” “Aquamarine Green,” and “Sunrise Boulevard Yellow.” Additionally, it will be released on “Crystal Skies Blue” vinyl and cassette formats.
“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” marks Taylor Swift’s fourth re-recorded album following her announcement of the project in 2019. Notably, the previous three entries all secured the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart: “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” for two weeks in 2021, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” for one week in 2021, and “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” for two weeks in 2023. All three have also dominated the Official U.K. Albums Chart.
Across these three “Version” albums, Swift has treated fans to a total of 21 “From The Vault” songs. These tracks have garnered several top 10 hits on the Hot 100 chart, gained traction on pop radio, and even scored a No. 1 hit with the extended 10-minute version of “All Too Well.”
The original recording of “1989” held an impressive 11-week reign at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart upon its initial release.
Given that Taylor Swift had already teased a handful of tracks from “1989,” including “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” and “This Love (Taylor’s Version),” the decision to re-record this album makes perfect sense. The former track gained viral popularity on TikTok, while the latter was featured in the trailer for the Amazon Prime series “The Summer I Turned Pretty.”
Swift has consistently shattered records with remarkable ease. In the same year, she achieved her 12th U.S. No. 1 hit with “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” surpassing Barbra Streisand’s record for the most No. 1 hits among women. She also attained the distinction of being the first living artist in nearly six decades to have four concurrent albums in the top 10 and secured 11 albums on the entire 200-position chart for the first time.
In the U.K., she stands as the sole artist of this century to accumulate 10 No. 1 albums.
As her blockbuster “The Eras Tour” tickets set new records during its Australian on-sale, Swift’s dominance extended to the ARIA Albums Chart. Notably, she occupied the top 5 positions on the chart in a single frame, a remarkable accomplishment. Moreover, she made history by replacing herself at No. 1, becoming the first artist to achieve this feat since the inception of the ARIA Charts in 1983.
The announcement of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” coincided with the conclusion of Swift’s final night at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium, concluding the first U.S. leg of “The Eras Tour.” Starting from August 24, she will embark on a global tour with multiple international dates in Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Europe, before returning to the United States in 2024 for the second North American leg.