Taylor Swift re-recordings: All the release dates of the Taylor’s Version albums in order
18 June 2021, 19:16 | Updated: 18 June 2021, 19:22
Fearless (Taylor's Version) is finally here but what about the rest of Taylor Swift's re-recorded albums? Here are all the theories.
Taylor Swift is re-recording Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989 and Reputation but when will they each come out?
In November 2020, Taylor Swift confirmed that she had begun re-recording her first six albums. Taylor made the decision to do so after a well-publicised dispute with music manager Scooter Braun. In 2019, Taylor's old label, Big Machine Records, sold all of her masters to Scooter. Taylor then opened up about her difficult relationship with Scooter in a Tumblr post.
Since then, Taylor has said that her team tried to negotiate with Scooter to gain ownership of her masters. However, he has resold Taylor's recordings to Shamrock Holdings and Taylor claims that he still profits from her old music. As a result, she has chosen to re-record the masters she doesn't own (everything pre Lover) so that she officially owns her music.
Fearless (Taylor's Version) is the first to come out but here are all the theories as to when she'll release the other albums.
When will Taylor Swift release her re-recorded albums?
When will Taylor Swift release Fearless (Taylor's Version)?
In February, Taylor announced that she would be releasing Fearless (Taylor's Version) on April 9, 2021. Not only that but she revealed that the album would include six unreleased songs as well as new versions of every single original Fearless track. She also released 'Love Story (Taylor's Version)' as the album's lead single to coincide with Valentine's Day this year.
The album, which features Maren Morris and Keith Urban, is now available to stream and purchase on all platforms.
I’m thrilled to tell you that my new version of Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is done and will be with you soon. It has 26 songs including 6 never before released songs from the vault. Love Story (Taylor’s Version) will be out tonight. Pre-order now at https://t.co/NqBDS6cGFl 💛💛 pic.twitter.com/Vjyy2gA72O— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 11, 2021
When will Taylor Swift release Red (Taylor's Version)?
Taylor Swift has announced that she will be releasing Red (Taylor's Version) as her second Taylor's Version album and it will come out on November 19. Discussing the project, Taylor wrote: "This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red. And hey, one of them is even ten minutes long."
In other words, the 10-minute version of 'All Too Well' is officially coming. It's currently unclear what songs Taylor will drop ahead of the album but we imagine that a couple are on their way.
The next album that I’ll be releasing is my version of Red, which will be out on November 19. This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on Red. And hey, one of them is even ten minutes long🧣 https://t.co/FOBLS5aHpS pic.twitter.com/6zWa64Owgp— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) June 18, 2021
When will Taylor Swift release 1989 (Taylor's Version)?
As it stands, there's no release date for 1989 (Taylor's Version). Fans initially thought that it would follow Fearless (Taylor's Version) because she already teased 'Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)' in the trailer for Spirit Untamed. However, when the movies came out on June 4, the song was nowhere to be found in it.
Taylor has since confirmed that Red (Taylor's Version) is the next album to come out so don't expect 1989 (Taylor's Version) until around 2021.
There are already rumours that Selena Gomez and Katy Perry could feature on the album.
1989 Taylor’s version release next??? pic.twitter.com/Hw7g4LEIYM— Marloes 🌿✨ (@idreamtofswift) April 8, 2021
When will Taylor Swift release Speak Now (Taylor's Version)?
As it stands, there aren't any concrete theories as to when Speak Now (Taylor's Version) will come out. It all depends on how much Taylor wants to space out the re-recordings. Based on when Red is coming out, we reckon that a mid or late 2022 release is likely.
Fans previously thought that Taylor teased this order with her Rolling Stone cover shoot on Instagram. She posted a yellow photo, a blue photo, a red photo and a purple photo from the shoot in that order and the colours appear to reference Taylor eras. Yellow is Fearless, blue is 1989, red is Red and purple is Speak Now. However, now that we know Red is the second project, the theory doesn't work.
When will Taylor Swift release Taylor Swift (Taylor's Version)?
Again, there is no word yet on a Taylor Swift (Taylor's Version) release date but we imagine that she will be saving her debut as one of the final re-recordings for fans. Our guess is that it will come out in between Speak Now and Reputation so early 2023 seems like a good bet.
When will Taylor Swift release Reputation (Taylor's Version)?
There legally has to be a five year period before Taylor can release re-recordings of her albums. In other words, the soonest Taylor can release Reputation (Taylor's Version) is November 10, 2022. November 11, 2022 is a Friday so we wouldn't be shocked if it comes out then but she might save it until 2023 if she is spacing out the recordings.