New Releases: Taylor Swift, Duran Duran, Chase & Status, Green Day and more

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New Releases 27 October 2023

Welcome to your weekly round-up of brand-new song, album and home entertainment releases, all in one handy place.

Let’s get straight into some of this week’s biggest albums, shall we?

Taylor Swift releases 1989 (Taylor’s Version), the latest in her series of re-recorded albums. Following the success of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), which topped the Official Albums Chart in July of this year, Taylor’s reworking of her 2014 LP 1989 includes brand-new tracks from ‘the vault’; including Now That We Don’t Talk (Taylor’s Version) and Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version).

Reaching Number 1, the original 1989 release spawned five Top 40 songs: Welcome to New York (39), Shake It Off (2), Blank Space (4), Style (21), Kendrick Lamar collaboration Bad Blood (4) and Wildest Dreams (40).

Could 1989 (Taylor’s Version) earn Taylor an 11th UK chart-topper and see her draw level with U2 and David Bowie on the list of artists with the most Number 1 albums?

Duran Duran return with Danse Macabre. A 13-song collection featuring three brand-new tracks, plus covers of the likes of Billie Eilish (bury a friend), Talking Heads (Psycho Killer) featuring Måneskin’s Victoria De Angelis and The Rolling Stones (Paint It, Black), the album sees Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor welcome back former guitarists Andy Taylor and Warren Cuccurulio. The Birmingham-formed band will be hoping Danse Macabre provides them a 12th Top 10 LP next week.

Elsewhere, fellow Brummie outfit Black Sabbath reissue their 1998 live recording Reunion, while Prince & the New Power Generation’s 1991 record Diamonds and Pearls sees a deluxe multi-format re-release.

Read about the significance of Prince & the New Power Generation's Diamonds and Pearls here.

Other big reissues this week come from the late Sinead O’Connor (Am I Not Your Girl? and Universal Mother), Nirvana (1993 Number 1 In Utero) and The Human League (1981 chart-topper Dare).

As The Beatles announce Now and Then – the ‘last’ track from the band to feature John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison – Lennon, Yoko Ono and Friends' The 1972 Broadcasts receives a remastered, multi-format release this week.

Read more about The Beatles’ ‘new’ song Now and Then here.

James Blunt is back with his seventh studio album Who We Used to Be, K-pop juggernaut SEVENTEEN unleash their 11th EP SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN and Long Island-formed rock outfit Taking Back Sunday drop 152; their first collection of new material in seven years.

On the singles front, Ella Henderson and Cian Ducrot team up once again on Rest of Our Days. The pair’s second collaboration, it follows their remix of Cian’s 2022 Top 20 single All for You.

Other A-list collabs this week come courtesy of Nathan Dawe and Bebe Rexha (Heart Still Beating) and Niall Horan and Lizzy McAlpine (You Should Start a Cult). You Should Start a Cult is lifted from the upcoming reissue of Niall's chart-topping 2023 album The Show, released November 3.

As they announce their upcoming 14th studio LP Saviors, Green Day unleash its first single The American Dream is Killing Me. The group's last studio release, Father of All..., topped the Official Albums Chart in 2020.

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