Re-Recording of Taylor Swift’s Seminal Album “1989” Officially on Its Way

Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in 2018
Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in 2018. Photo by John Salangsang/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9919915hb)

1989 marked a turning point in Taylor Swift’s career, and she’s getting ready to take us back to this era nine years later. The Grammy-winning singer announced the re-recording of her seminal album, set to hit the shelves this October with five brand-new tracks.

After dropping countless hints that 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is on the way, Swift finally made things official. She took to social media to announce that the re-recording of this album is hitting the shelves this fall and said this record has changed her life in so many ways.

“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!” she wrote on Instagram.

1989 originally came out on October 27, 2014, and its re-recording will hit the shelves exactly nine years later. This album marked Swift’s shift from the country sound of her early albums to a more commercial synth-pop sound. It produced chart-topping hits “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, and “Bad Blood” and won her a Grammy for album of the year.

Swift started re-recording her first six studio albums following a masters dispute with her old label Big Machine Records, and she now only has two albums left to re-record: Taylor Swift (2006) and Reputation (2016).