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1989 (Taylor's Version)

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This article is about the re-recording. For the original album, see 1989 (2014).
1989 (Taylor’s Version) is the reissue of Taylor’s fifth studio album, 1989 (2014). It is yet to be officially announced, although the first track from the album, “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” was released on September 17, 2021.

Background

1989 represented a departure from the country music of Taylor’s previous albums. When she first announced the album on August 18, 2014, she described it as her “first documented, official pop album”, stating that she was inspired by late 1980s pop during the recording period.

Taylor described 1989 as the most “sonically cohesive” studio album she ever made. In an interview with Kiss FM (UK), she confirmed that the title was inspired by the music developed in her birth year, 1989, which she had re-discovered during the making of this album. In September 2014, Taylor told Rolling Stone that Martin, New York City, her journal, Fine Young Cannibals and a sense of experimentation were the key influences underpinning the album. In relation to experimentation, Taylor elaborated on the music of the 1980s:

«It [the 1980s] was a very experimental time in pop music...People realized songs didn't have to be this standard drums-guitar-bass-whatever. We can make a song with synths and a drum pad. We can do group vocals the entire song. We can do so many different things. And I think what you saw happening with music was also happening in our culture, where people were just wearing whatever crazy colors they wanted to, because why not? There just seemed to be this energy about endless opportunities, endless possibilities, endless ways you could live your life. And so with this record, I thought, 'There are no rules to this. I don't need to use the same musicians I've used, or the same band, or the same producers, or the same formula. I can make whatever record I want.'»

Taylor Swift
General Information
ReleasedUnconfirmed
Recorded2020-2021
StudioUnconfirmed
GenreSynth Pop
LengthUnconfirmed
LabelRepublic Records
Producers
Christopher Rowe
Shellback
Taylor Swift
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Tracklist

1989 Era

1989 (2014)

1989 Songs

The 1989 World Tour

1989 World Tour Live

Taylor's Discography