Taylor Swift - 1989: Taylors Version (Rose Garden Pink)

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1989 (Taylor's Version) Rose Garden Pink Edition Vinyl
21 Songs
Including 5 previously unreleased songs from The Vault
1 of 4 Editions: Collectible album jacket with unique front and back cover art
2 Rose Garden Pink vinyl discs
1 of 4 Editions: Collectible album sleeves including lyrics and never-before-seen photos

While Taylor Swift transitioned cautiously from country to pop on 2012's Red, she became the face of mainstream pop music with the monumental synth-driven hit parade of her next album, 1989. Released in October of 2014, the album was named after Swift's birth year as well as the era of synth pop radio hits that provided partial inspiration for the dancy, hyper-produced material. 1989 [Taylor's Version] continues Swift's series of re-recording her albums for purposes related to licensing rights, and more than any of the revised versions that preceded it, illuminates the moment when she became a timeless songwriter. At the time of its original release, 1989 was a grand slam, moving platinum numbers, producing seven hit singles (three of which were number ones), and remaining in the charts internationally for more than a year. Returning to this material exactly nine years later, one would expect songs played to death on the radio for nearly a decade to feel a little dated, or for the Jack Antonoff or Max Martin and Shellback co-written tunes to sound especially formulaic in hindsight. Instead, the re-recorded versions (like all of Taylor's Versions, aiming for faithful re-creation of the originals more than artistic updating) sound fresh and vital, perhaps even more powerful in light of Swift's often-shifting artistic progress since. Songs that may have come across shallow or substanceless in 2014 (the cheerleader-y bounce of "Shake It Off" or Swift's PG-rated Lana Del Rey mirroring on "Wildest Dreams") now make more sense as part of the unfettered celebration of pop -- in all its self-indulgence and escapism -- that 1989 was intended as. The album's homage to the gated reverb and MIDI keyboard tones of late-'80s radio comes into full view on the five additional tracks that were kept in the vault from the time the album was initially made. There are echoes of the Outfield's 1986 hit "Your Love" in the verses of "Say Don't Go" before a decidedly 2010s chorus washes up on a cascade of bubbly synth notes, and both "Suburban Legends" and the magnetic hooks of "Slut!" offer a more subdued counterpoint to the overenthusiastic electro-pop exclamation Swift got into on "New Romantics." Fleshed out by these extra tracks, 1989 [Taylor's Version] confirms the lasting strength that Swift's songwriting was achieving in this one of many blooms, and serves as a lovely reminder of when she officially stepped into her place in the pop culture continuum.

Rose Garden Pink

A1 Welcome To New York (Taylor's Version)
A2 Blank Space (Taylor's Version)
A3 Style (Taylor's Version)
A4 Out Of The Woods (Taylor's Version)
A5 All You Had To Do Was Stay (Taylor's Version)
B6 Shake It Off (Taylor's Version)
B7 I Wish You Would (Taylor's Version)
B8 Bad Blood (Taylor's Version)
B9 Wildest Dreams (Taylor's Version)
B10 How You Get The Girl (Taylor's Version)
C11 This Love (Taylor's Version)
C12 I Know Places (Taylor's Version)
C13 Clean (Taylor's Version)
C14 Wonderland (Taylor's Version)
C15 You Are In Love (Taylor's Version)
D16 New Romantics (Taylor's Version)
From The Vault
D17 "Slut!" (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
D18 Say Don't Go (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
D19 Now That We Don't Talk (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
D20 Suburban Legends (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)
D21 Is It Over Now? (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)