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1989 (Taylor’s Version)!

A look into 1989 (Taylor’s Version) and the explanation behind “Taylor’s Version”.
Courtesy of Business Insider

I bet you have heard about Taylor Swift re-recording all of her albums that were stolen from her by Scooter Braun. 

To recap, Swift’s original record company, Big Machine Records which owned her first six albums, Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2013), and Reputation (2017). In 2017, Big Machine Records sold these to Scooter Braun. Braun and Swift had beef from the past and Swift was devastated to find out Braun now owed her Master recordings for her first 6 albums. She decided to re-record all of the music stolen from her. So, she made up the phrase (Taylor’s Version) to add to all of the end of the titles of her music she took back. 

So, in 2021, Swift started the re-recording process with Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version). Both became very successful albums and Swifties started only streaming Taylor’s Version so she could earn her own money on her own music. Swift took a break on the rerecords through the beginning of 2023, due to the release of her 10th studio album, Midnights (2022). She started back up with Speak Now (Taylor’s Version). Now, to the current moment. On August 9th 2023, Taylor Swift released the 4th Re-recorded album, to be streamed everywhere on October 27th 2023. The album was the very popular pop album, 1989 (2014). With it officially being released, Swift has marketed a lot of the album and people may wonder if it is worth listening to the hour and 17 minute album. 

In my opinion, Yes. Personally, I grew up listening to the original 1989 (2013) and for me it was magical listening to Swift’s voice 10 years later. The original album was recorded in early 2013 when Swift was 23 years old. Her voice has matured in the past 10 years and I’m hearing all of these now. 

With the (Taylor’s Version) Swift adds (From the Vault) to the end of her albums and it shows never released songs. My personal favorite vault track is Say Don’t Go which is a 4:39 minute song and it’s very sad but it’s also very moving. 


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