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Taylor Swift Releases New ‘1989’ LP: Listen

Following months and months of speculation and anticipation surrounding the artist’s fourth recorded album, Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) has finally arrived.

Previously owned by Big Machine Records, this is the fourth of six LPs the mega-talent has re-recorded, and during the last August stop of her Los Angeles Eras Tour concerts Swift announced 1989 (TV.) The new iteration includes five never-before-released vault tracks, including one co-written with Diane Warren, and the remaining four with Jack Antonoff

Following the July release of Speak Now (TV), the new ‘1989’ collection is the second re-recorded album released by Swift this year, following new versions of Fearless and Red that dropped in 2021, in between which the singer/songwriter released Midnights, an album of all new material.

The success of the original version of 1989 set the stage for Swift for years to come when it became the second pop LP in the 2010s to have five Top 10 singles, after Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream. It also won Swift her second Album of the Year Grammy, making her the first female solo artist in history to win that particular trophy twice. 

Taylor has yet to confirm when her final two re-records — Taylor Swift and Reputation — will be released. The superstar’s Eras Tour will restart in November with a few dates in Brazil and In 2024, she will tour Asia, Australia, and Europe before returning for her final shows in North America. 

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Author: Al Denté

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