Taylor Swift to release new version of Love Story, announces release date for re-recorded Fearless album

The album's lead single Love Story will be released this week.

Taylor Swift has announced she will release a re-recorded version of her hit single Love Story this week, serving as the first drop from a new version of her second album Fearless.

Appearing on Good Morning America this morning (Feb. 11), Swift revealed that Love Story (Taylor’s Version) be available from midnight tonight EST, 5am tomorrow (Feb. 12) in the UK.

The album Fearless (Taylor's Version) will follow on April 9 on CD and streaming services. The cassette drops June 4 and the vinyl will be released August 27.

Swift has recorded six unreleased songs "from the vault" to add to the tracklist to give fans "the full picture" of Fearless, which was initially released in 2008 and reached Number 5 on the Official Albums Chart.

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For the past year, the pop superstar has been hard at work re-recording all the material from her first six albums from her previous record deal with Big Machine following music manager Scooter Braun’s controversial purchasing of her masters (although he has since sold them on to a private equity firm for a reported $300 million).

The masters in question include all material from a near-decade of LPs, from her self-titled debut album, 2008’s Fearless, 2010’s self-penned Speak Now, 2012’s Red, 2014’s blockbuster 1989 and 2017's divisive Reputation. 

This means that many of her greatest hits - from the aforementioned Love Story to Shake It Off, Blank Space and You Belong With Me - will be re-recorded and re-released by Swift. 

By all accounts, Swift has kept herself very busy in recent times. Just last year, she dropped two surprise albums in quick succession; both Folklore and Evermore debuted atop the Official Albums Chart upon release and received critical acclaim.

With Evermore, Swift achieved her sixth Number 1 album, accumulating the six in record time among female artists, taking just eight years.

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I wonder what’ll happen with the original in terms of both the chart and whether or not they’ll be kept on streaming services.

Also, I really like the album cover, goes well with her newest two albums while still feeling similar to the original.


Rob Parkinson


It's such a shame that the music industry can be this way in that the artist had no rights on her original material. Its crazy but good on her for re-recording everything. I hope everybody who listens to any of her back catalogue listens to the newly recorded ones rather than benefitting who ever owns the rights to her original music




Three albums in less than 12 months?! :D

Maybe 2021 will be an amazing year for music after all, haha.


Courtney Puzzo


I'd guess mid May for the fearless reissues Release date as first singles are usually released a few weeks to a few months prior to albums release




I think I've seen elsewhere that the re-released version of 'Fearless' will have six additional tracks on it that have never been heard before! :O

If this means that ‘Love Story’ can re-enter the singles chart, then that’ll easily be my favourite chart moment of 2021 so far! ❤️


🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜


could this mean love story might re-enter the charts? i hope so. :D

i know a certain regular here will be very happy to hear this news... ;)




I wonder who that “certain regular” could be, haha.

Seriously though, this has already made my week! ;)