TAYLOR SWIFT - 1989 (TAYLOR'S VERSION)
1989 (Taylor's Version) is the fourth re-recorded album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on October 27, 2023, via Republic Records. It is a re-recording of Swift's fifth studio album, 1989 (2014), and follows Speak Now (Taylor's Version) as her second album in 2023. Announced on August 9, 2023, at the final Los Angeles show of the Eras Tour, the album is a part of Swift's response to her 2019 masters dispute.
Musically, 1989 (Taylor's Version) is a 1980s-inspired synth-pop album, driven by synthesizers and heavy percussions. It consists of 21 tracks, containing re-recorded versions of the 16 songs from the deluxe edition of 1989 and five previously unreleased "From the Vault" tracks. Swift, Jack Antonoff and Christopher Rowe produced the majority of the album, with original collaborators Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, Shellback and Imogen Heap returning to contribute again. The extended editions of the album additionally feature the re-recorded versions of the soundtrack song "Sweeter Than Fiction" (2013) and the Kendrick Lamar remix of "Bad Blood" (2015).
Two songs from the album—"Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)" and "This Love (Taylor's Version)"—were released in advance on September 17, 2021, and May 6, 2022, respectively; both charted inside the top 50 of the US Billboard Hot 100. Upon release, 1989 (Taylor's Version) received widespread acclaim from music critics, with emphasis on Swift's vocals, the sound production, the vault tracks, and its status as a classic album.