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There are many rumors about Taylor Swift to re-release 1989, Red, Speak Now, and other albums after the success of Fearless 2.0. Why is the American superstar giving a new lease of life to her old long play records?
Online sportsbooks in Canada predict that Taylor Swift, one of the biggest music stars in America, will re-release all her old albums in the near future. The pop icon has already dropped the new version of her bestseller Fearless. Learn why Swift is going to release her past records again and which long play can come next.
Taylor Swift’s career path
Taylor Swift is probably the main music artist on today’s stage. The 31-years-old performer and songwriter is one of the most awarded and commercially successful females in the industry. Swift’s career started with country albums in the 2000s but she slowly turned into pop and indie-pop icon with the flow of time.
During her career, Taylor Swift has released nine studio albums:
- Taylor Swift (2006)
- Fearless (2008)
- Speak Now (2010)
- Red (2012)
- 1989 (2014)
- Reputation (2017)
- Lover (2019)
- Folklore (2020)
- Evermore (2020)
Besides official long plays, Swift has recently re-released her second album Fearless. The new version of an old banger also known as Taylor’s Version was out in April 2021. The album consists of 19 songs from the original edition re-recorded by Swift plus six additional songs that haven’t been on the first edition. Also, Fearless 2.0 includes the singer’s soundtrack song “Today Was A Fairytale”.
Why is Swift re-releasing her old albums?
A logical question arises: why did Taylor Swift decide to re-record Fearless? The album is one of the main bestsellers in her discography with all singles from it being worldwide hits. In addition, it was the Fearless era that made Taylor famous outside the US. So, was there any reason to re-release such a successful record?
The answer is yes. According to online gambling sites in Canada, Swift has a dispute with her old label Big Machine Records. Taylor joined the label at the age of 16. Since then, such bangers as “You Belong With Me”, “I Knew You Were Trouble”, “Shake It Off” & more have been released at BMR. Swift’s contract with the label expired in 2018 and she moved on to Universal’s Republic Records.
Later on, BMR was sold to Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings. This is when the conflict between Swift and Braun arose. The manager has sold her records to Shamrock Holdings leaving Taylor not happy with it. The thing is that Swift reported Scooter’s bullying her alongside Kanye West, who interrupted her speech at the 2009 VMA.
In short, this is Swift’s attempt to own her music. Following her words, Taylor was not even able to use her old recordings in her documentary and in world tours. All this made the celebrity re-record her old albums starting with Fearless.
Everything points at Taylor Swift to re-release 1989
However, not only Fearless will be “set free” from Braun. Apparently, there is information about Taylor Swift to re-release 1989, Speak Now, Red, Reputation, and her same-name debut album. According to 22Bet, the singer will continue with 1989.
There are many signs pointing at Swift’s most popular album to be re-recorded next after Fearless. First of all, it’s the album’s past success. 1989 is referred to as Swift’s best long play and one of the most commercially successful albums. Moreover, it includes such worldwide hits as “Shake It Off”, “Bad Blood”, “Blank Space”, and “Wildest Dreams”.
The latter is another reason to believe in Taylor Swift to re-release 1989 soon. The thing is that Taylor’s Version of “Wildest Dreams” was featured in the Spirit Untamed trailer last spring. Therefore, fans believe that the singer has already started re-recording her iconic album. “Artists should own their own work for so many reasons” – this is what Swift wrote once on her Instagram, so let’s get ready for her new-old hits to get a new lease of life.