Taylor Swift Announces ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’

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Taylor Swift will release ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ on October 27th.

The songwriter is a big believer in the power of numbers, and used August 9th – or 8/9 for American readers – to make her announcement. Part of her ongoing Taylor’s Version series, the album lands in Autumn.

Confirmation was made via her official website, and multiple configurations of the record are available. The tracklist is online, and features five unreleased songs from the Vault.

In a note, Taylor says…

“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 five From The Vault tracks are so insane. I can’t believe they were ever left behind. But not for long!”

When Clash originally reviewed ‘1989’, writer Mike Diver gave it 6/10. He wrote that the album is “a constant tease, forever flirting with excellence but smashing hopes that just one song might emerge as singularly brilliant against the cruel rocks of pop inevitability at every opportunity.”

In the fullness of time, will our assessment change…? Expect a full feature to run alongside the release.

The latest release in the Taylor’s Version series is ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’. Clash writer Alex Berry summarised its success:

“New music is always an excitement for Swifties, but it’s the re-recordings of old favourites which is what draws most of the attention to these albums, and causes the Spotify streaming records to cower to her success. While the authenticity and emotion of the original recordings cannot always be replicated in these re-records, and some alterations have been made here which may frustrate keen fans, ‘Speak Now’ (Taylor’s Version) has clearly been a raving success.”

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