Taylor Swift re-recordings: All the release dates of the Taylor’s Version albums in order

10 May 2023, 09:30

Taylor Swift amazed by fan reaction to record-breaking Midnights album

By Sam Prance

Taylor Swift has finally announced the Speak Now (Taylor's Version) release date – and it's coming sooner than you think.

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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.

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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. Now, Taylor has finally confirmed that Speak Now (Taylor's Version) is next. Here's everything we know – plus all the theories – about the Taylor's Version albums.

When will Taylor Swift release her re-recorded albums?

Taylor Swift re-recordings: All the release dates of the Taylor’s Version albums in order
Taylor Swift re-recordings: All the release dates of the Taylor’s Version albums in order. Picture: Taylor Swift via Republic Records

When will Taylor Swift release Speak Now (Taylor's Version)?

Swifities assemble! After almost a year of theories and speculation, Speak Now (Taylor's Version) is finally happening and it's only a few months away. Speak Now (Taylor's Version) will be released on July 7th. There will be six new vault tracks.

In October 2022, Taylor released her 'Bejewelled' music video and fans spotted that the entire visual appears to contain many hints that Speak Now (Taylor's Version) will be Taylor's next re-recording release. And they were right!

The video opens with a string version of 'Enchanted' playing and it closes with a string version of 'Long Live' playing. On top of that, Taylor wears 'SN' hairclips in the video and the video was released on Speak Now's birthday (October 25).

Perhaps the biggest hint of all was 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.

Speak Now (Taylor's Version) will now be her 13th album!

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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. And now Speak Now (Taylor's Version) will follow in July 2023. However, she's left multiple 1989 teasers in recent social media posts, interviews 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 "From the Vault" songs on the album. (Again, they're only rumours... we'll see what happens when it's finally released.)

It's possible that a late 2023 release could happen, but we'll have to wait and see...

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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 Taylor could 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 that Taylor could start to re-record and release Reputation (Taylor's Version) was November 10th, 2022.

Seeing as it's one of her more recent albums, Taylor might make Reputation her last re-recording but who knows! She's always full of surprises.

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Taylor Swift re-recorded albums: When are they coming out?
Taylor Swift re-recorded albums: When are they coming out? Picture: Getty

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.

The album, which features Colbie Caillat, Maren Morris and Keith Urban, is now available to stream and purchase on all platforms.

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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.

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