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Swift To Drop ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’

On Wednesday night (8.09,) during the last of her six ‘Eras’ tour shows at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium Taylor Swift surprised her fans by unveiling the album artwork for ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version).’

Scheduled for a fall release, the superstar singer/songwriter shared the news that her “favourite” re-recorded LP of her first six albums will be available as of October 27, 2023, on its ninth anniversary.

Taking to her Instagram account, Swift wrote: “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 October 27th. 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! (sic)”

Working her way through the re-recording her first six LPs (in order to reclaim ownership following a masters dispute with her former record label Big Machine Records,) the multi-Grammy award winner has thus far released ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’, ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ and ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’, and has vowed to make “as many albums as humanly possible”.

According to Variety, during one of her six recent LA shows, Taylor said:

“The reason we didn’t tour for five years — that was not a normal or scheduled thing. We had a global pandemic; we had much more important things that we had to worry about.” “But I’ve been playing shows sort of as a coping mechanism my whole life since I was about 12 years old. I go through this process where I feel things, I write a song about that thing, I show it to you and I go, ‘Do you like it? Did you ever feel this way too?’ “And so, when you guys are at a show if you even nod your head or make eye contact with me or sing the words to a song during a show, that to me validates that emotion and makes me feel like I wasn’t alone in feeling it. It’s sort of my coping process in life — so all of a sudden that was gone.” “And so I decided, in order to keep that connection going, if I couldn’t play live shows with you, I was going to make and release as many albums as humanly possible.”

Taylor Swift just extended the ‘Eras Tour’ announcing new shows in the US and Canada in 2024.

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Author: Saul Goode

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