Taylor Swift Unveils 1989 Era With October Release

1989 (Taylor’s Version) carries five “From The Vault” tracks

Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has declared a new era of music, as she announces on Thursday, Aug 10, the release date of her re-recorded album “1989.”

“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” is coming on October 27th,” declared by the 34-year-old songstress during the California leg of her widely celebrated “Eras Tour.” 


The news broke out quickly across the net, as Taylor hyped Swifties with an album that “changed [her] life in countless ways.” More so, she views this particular album as her “most FAVORITE re-record” yet, owing mainly to the 5 additional tracks she added. 

Known as “From The Vault” tracks, the five songs were assumed as part of the unreleased collection during the initial recording sessions. However, these were the tracks that did not make it to the official list. 

Swifties may already pre-order the 1989 merchandise, including a physical CD, cassette, and vinyl on her official store website. 

Re-recorded albums before Taylor Swift 1989 Era

“1989 (Taylor’s Version)” is set to follow the release of Taylor’s other re-recorded albums, “Red,” “Fearless,” and “Speak Now”—all carrying a set of surprise tracks, and all out in the market already. 

Fearless was first to be released in April of 2021. Now called Fearless (Taylor’s Version), the album still features the same set of tracklist only that it now has additional songs, including collaborations with international singers Maren Morris and Keith Urban. 

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Fearless (Taylor’s Version) Album Cover

Not even a year after that, Taylor ramped up the autumn feels with the release of her award-winning album “Red” in November. Rebranded as “Red (Taylor’s Version,)” it has a total of 30 tracks, with a 10-minute version of “All Too Well” headlining the release. 

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Red (Taylor’s Version) Album Cover

Two years have gone by, and Taylor surprised many with the revival of her country album “Speak Now,” which she first wrote between the ages of 18 and 20. More so, Taylor owes its highly revered appeal for its “brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions, and wild wistfulness.” 

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Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) Album Cover

With the announcement of the 1989 revival, Swifties are now left with only two remaining albums up for re-recording: Debut album Taylor Swift (2006) and 6th studio album “Reputation” (2017). 

 Why is Taylor Swift re-recording her studio albums? 

Taylor Swift’s former label Big Machine Records was acquired by music manager Scooter Braun under Ithaca Holdings. While Taylor Swift’s contract ended a year earlier, as she succeedingly signed up under Republic Records, the masters for the six albums remain under Big Machine Records.

Such a setup forfeited Taylor from ownership. Thus, the re-recordings are from Taylor’s decision to reclaim her previous masterpieces.

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Taylor Swift
IMAGE: @taylorswift on Instagram

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