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1989 Taylor’s Version

1989 Taylors Version

On August 9th, with the clues of it being the 8th month of the year and the 9th day of the month, Taylor had fans roaring over her announcement at her last stop in her LA portion of The Eras Tour of one of her most successful albums 1989. Throughout the show, Taylor specifically wore blue as little signs and hints to fans that something special was coming. 


The announcement came after the 1989 album was finished, and she was moving into the acoustics set; Taylor wore a blue cover-up to cover the blue two-piece top and skirt and said, “Since I was a teenager, I wanted to own my music and the way to do it was to rerecord my albums and call them ‘Taylors Version’… And now here we are on the last night of the U.S. leg of The Eras Tour in the eighth month of the year on the ninth day. You might have noticed there are some new outfits in the show. There is something I’ve been planning for a ridiculously, embarrassingly long time. And I think instead of just telling you about it, I think I’ll just show you something.” After she showed an image of her and the writing, “1989 Taylor’s Version coming October 27, pre-order now,” flashed on the screen as she proceeded to play “New Romantics,” the fans screamed the lyrics and had the time of their lives. 


Taylor re-recorded ‘Fearless,’’ Speak Now,’ and ‘Red’ in recent years. In each album, Taylor has added Vault songs which are songs she wrote for the album but didn’t release; there are usually around 5 or 6, but “Red” has 9. 1989’s Vault songs were “Slut!”, “Say don’t go,” “Now that We don’t Talk,” Suburban Legends,” “Is It Over Now?” Of course, it is from the deluxe version, “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar.


 “Since I was a teenager, I wanted to own my music,” Taylor said as she announced 1989 ‘Taylor’s Version.’ This journey of owning her music has been a goal since the beginning of her career. Taylor wanted to take back what was rightfully hers and to have the feeling that she owned her songs and albums as she performed them for thousands, and adding ‘Taylor’s Version’ after the song title makes it truly hers and not a record label. 

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