The definitive guide to listening to Taylor’s version of 1989 upon its official release

The long-awaited release of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is finally here, Swifties. The album, which is a fan favorite and includes classics like the game-changing Shake It Off and Blank Space, is highly anticipated since it was first announced.

This year, Taylor Swift has been in the news virtually nonstop due to her successful launch of the Eras Tour, which is poised to become the highest-grossing tour in history. Fans who were unable to brave the long line to secure tickets now have reason to rejoice as her most recent album has been re-recorded.



While 1989 is one of Swift’s most popular albums, the singer is releasing a new version because revenue of her first six records no longer goes to her after Scooter Braun’s controversial masters buyout. 1989 will be the fourth of six rerecorded albums.

Earlier this year, the singer challenged her fans to guess the titles of the five bonus songs that will feature on the re-recorded version of 1989. It left only one track left to guess and the thrill of the chase has led fans to deduce this will either be called Lust or Slut – turns out it is the latter.

Swift’s version of Wordle has been played before, while the American singer was promoting Red (Taylor’s Version) and Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in 2021.

Swift has pledged to make the 2014 album better than ever with this re-recording and it is set to feature a number of collaborations.



When is 1989 (Taylor’s Version) out?

The album 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is available now on CD, cassette tape, vinyl LP, and music-streaming services on October 27, 2023.

For those who have bought the digital album, it will be available at the email address supplied at checkout.


Swift is determined to control every aspect of her music.

It’s common for record labels to own the original recordings of an artist’s first six albums. Swift openly disagreed with the final sale of the recordings to a private equity group.




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