The release of Taylor Swift's re-recording of her iconic album 1989 sent Swifties into a frenzy with an overwhelming reaction which, according to fans on social media, caused technical issues on some streaming sites.
1989 is the sixth album that Swift has re-recorded to gain back control of her own work from music executive Scooter Braun who bought her former record label, Big Machine in 2019.
At the time Swift accused Braun of “bullying” and attempting to “dismantle” her “musical legacy”, adding: “This is my worst-case scenario.”
Braun then sold her master tapes to Shamrock Holdings, an American private equity firm owned by the Disney estate.
Ever since this dispute, Swift has been defiantly re-recording and re-releasing her albums one by one as “Taylor’s Versions” which under the terms of her new record deal, she owns the rights to.
Although the re-recorded versions of Fearless, Red and Speak Now all went to the top of the UK album chart 1989 is the most anticipated re-release for most Swifties.
For many, the original release of 1989 was a real turning point in Swift's career. In addition to producing hits such as Shake it Off, Blank Space and Wildest Dreams the album also prompted real scandal and drama. Fans believe that Bad Blood was written about Swift's feud with pop-star Katy Perry and Style was written about her romantic relationship with One Direction member, Harry Styles.
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This behind-the-scenes gossip coupled with some ‘sick beats' earned Swift the Grammy Award for album of the year in 2015. As well as inspiring trends such as recreating the red lip classic look and millions of teenagers hoping that they might get a Blank Space cake for their birthdays.
In addition to the original songs, 'Taylor's Version' of 1989 also includes five new bonus tracks from the Vault: Slut!, Say Don’t Go, Now That We Don’t Talk, Suburban Legends and Is It Over Now?
Taylor's Version of 1989 is available now on CD, cassette tape, vinyl LP, and all music-streaming services.