Taylor Swift re-recordings: All the release dates of the Taylor’s Version albums in order
25 October 2022, 17:22
Taylor Swift appears to have confirmed in her 'Bejewelled' music video that Speak Now (Taylor's Version) is coming next.
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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.
We now have Fearless (Taylor's Version), Red (Taylor's Version) and a brand new album named Midnights. However, it looks like she's confirmed that Speak Now (Taylor's Version) is next. With that in mind, here are all the Taylor's Version theories.
When will Taylor Swift release her re-recorded albums?
When will Taylor Swift release Speak Now (Taylor's Version)?
Swifities assemble! It looks like Speak Now (Taylor's Version) is finally happening and it could be weeks away from us. Today (Oct 25), Taylor released her 'Bejewelled' music video and fans have spotted that the entire visual appears to contain many hints that Speak Now (Taylor's Version) will be Taylor's next re-recording release.
The video opens with a string version of 'Enchanted' playing and it closes with a string version of 'Long Live' playing. Both happen to be Speak Now songs. Coincidence? I think not. On top of that, Taylor wears 'SN' hairclips in the video and it's Speak Now's birthday today. It was released on October 25, 2010.
Perhaps the biggest hint of all though is that Taylor enters a lift in the video where all of the 13 numbers correspond to her album releases. She presses the purple 3 button (Speak Now was Taylor's third album and has purple imagery). It's also shown that floor 13 is purple just like Speak Now.
If Taylor were to release Speak Now (Taylor's Version) next, it would be her 13th album!
LITERALLY SPEAK NOW TV IS NEXT— claireミ☆ (@greysbenoist_) October 25, 2022
1. ENCHANTED INSTRUMENTAL IN THE BEGINNING
2. TAYLOR LITERALLY PRESSING THE PURPLE 3
3.THE NEXT ALBUM ON THE ELEVATOR BEING PURPLE
4.LONG LIVE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE CREDITS
5. “TIME OF MY LIFE FIGHTING DRAGONS WITH U” LITERALLY DRAGONS AT THE END pic.twitter.com/kIWowcjQBQ
Now, when exactly is it coming? Well, fans have spotted a scene in the video where Taylor opens a pocket watch and the date is 02, and the time is 12. In other words, fans think the album is dropping on the 2nd of December this year!
Taylor has also listed songs for purchase on her website at $1.29 leading fans to believe that the album could drop 12/9, December 9th. If so, she may release a single on the 2nd? We'll keep you posted with updates.
READ MORE: Who did Taylor Swift write Enchanted about?
SPEAK NOW TV OUT DEC 2ND GUYS pic.twitter.com/wyORF7p5qw— hi i’m the problem (@ThrowbackTaylor) October 25, 2022
I think it’s going to be the 9th of December pic.twitter.com/hQ6FZgvI4H— Simp de Taylor Swift (@alec_mr) October 25, 2022
When will Taylor Swift release 1989 (Taylor's Version)?
As it stands, there's currently no confirmed release date for 1989 (Taylor's Version). Fans initially thought that it would be the second rerelease after Fearless (Taylor's Version) because she teased 'Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)' in the trailer for Spirit Untamed. However, when the movie came out on June 4th, the song was nowhere to be found. (Taylor later released the song in September 2021.)
Taylor later confirmed that Red (Taylor's Version) would be the second re-recorded album, to be released in November. However, she's left multiple 1989 teasers in recent social media posts, interview and music videos, so fans are certain that 1989 (Taylor's Version) will be the fourth rerelease after Speak Now (Taylor's Version).
There are already rumours that Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and the Jonas Brothers could feature on the album.
It's possible that a 2023 release could happen.
🥚 | Taylor Swift commented on a TikTok confirming the ‘1989’ Easter Egg in the ‘All Too Well’ Short Film Trailer #RedTaylorsVersion— Taylor Swift News 🧣 (@TSwiftNZ) November 9, 2021
— “Can’t stop won’t stop being cryptic and weird- that’s just the beginning it’s gonna be a fun week 😆😆😆😆” pic.twitter.com/AmKBKWju3B
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. Bookmark this page for the latest updates and theories.
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 earliest Taylor can start re-record and release Reputation (Taylor's Version) is November 10th, 2022. Seeing as it's one of her more recent albums, Taylor might leave Rep as one of her last re-recordings but who knows! She's always full of surprises.
Taylor Swift released Red (Taylor's Version) in November 2021.
In June 2021, Taylor Swift announced that she would be releasing Red (Taylor's Version) as her second re-recorded album and that it would come out on November 19th. The release was later pushed forward to November 12th. 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."
The album includes unreleased collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Ed Sheeran and Chris Stapleton, as well as the highly anticipated original 10-minute version of 'All Too Well' and it is available to purchase and stream now.
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
Taylor Swift released Fearless (Taylor's Version) in April 2021.
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 Colbie Caillat, 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
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