When Will We Get “Taylor Swift (Taylor’s Version)?” What We Know So Far
As every Swiftie knows, Taylor Swift is in the middle of rereleasing her first six albums as “Taylor’s Versions” – rerecorded versions that she owns. “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” was released in July, and “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” is coming in October. That leaves two albums that haven’t been announced: “Reputation (Taylor’s Version)” and “Taylor Swift (Taylor’s Version),” often referred to by fans as self-titled or debut.
And Swift’s debut album is in a unique position in her discography. The album was released in 2006 – when Swift was just 16 years old – and it includes some of her very first hits, including “Tim McGraw” and “Teardrops On My Guitar.” However, it’s the only of her 10 albums that doesn’t have a designated portion of the show in her Eras Tour. Instead, fans have only heard debut tracks during the “surprise song” portion of her shows.
Nonetheless, it does seem that Swift will be rerecording and releasing a “Taylor’s Version” for her debut album. Fans believe the album will come sometime after “Reputation (Taylor’s Version),” which they expect in 2024, but Swift has yet to officially comment on the timeline of release for the last two rerecordings. Fans are also wondering which “From the Vault” songs the album might have. Quite a few unreleased demos of early Swift songs have floated around online for over a decade, including fan-favorite “I’d Lie.” Swift also had a strong country twang when she recorded the first album, so fans have wondered if she will imitate that voice when rerecording “Taylor Swift,” too.
Ahead, here’s what we do know so far.