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Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) Arriving In October

Album will feature five new tracks Swift describes as 'so insane'
Taylor Swift 2023
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Taylor Swift completed the first leg of her Eras tour last night (Aug. 9) at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium, and usual, she had a surprise in store for fans. The artist revealed that the next edition in her Taylor’s Version series of re-recorded albums will be 1989, which will arrive on Oct. 27 (the same day the original was released in 2014).

At the start of the “surprise songs” portion of last night’s show, Swift spilled the beans, admitting, “There’s something that I’ve been planning for a really, really, really, ridiculously embarrassingly long time. And I think instead of just like telling you about it, I think I’ll just sort of show you something I’ve been excited to show you,” she told the audience, as the updated 1989 cover art was displayed on the screens in tandem with the Oct. 27 release date. Swift then performed “New Romantics,” the only 1989 song yet to be played live on the Eras tour.

“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,” she wrote on the platform formerly known as Twitter. “I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!” Pre-orders are open now on Swift’s website, but only “until supplies last.”

1989 features many of Swift’s biggest pop hits, including “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Style,” “Wildest Dreams,” and “Bad Blood.” Co-written and co-produced with Max Martin, it was nominated for 10 Grammys and won Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Music Video. 1989 also spent a year in the top 10 of the Billboard 200.

The re-record follows the release last month of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), which broke Spotify’s 2023 record for single-day album streams. The project garnered Swift her remarkable 12th No. 1 on the Billboard 200, topping Barbra Streisand’s mark for most chart-toppers by a female artist. The new edition includes “from the vault” tracks featuring guest turns from Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Fall Out Boy.

Last week, Swift announced the Eras tour will return to North America in late 2024, following dates in Europe.