Taylor Swift – 1989 (New Vinyl)

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NEW DOUBLE LP

New sealed copy. Gatefold jacket.

1989 is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on October 27, 2014, by Big Machine Records. After music critics questioned Swift's status as a country musician following the release of her pop and electronic-influenced fourth studio album Red (2012), she was inspired by 1980s synth-pop to recalibrate her artistry from country to pop. On 1989, titled after her birth year to signify her symbolic artistic rebirth, Swift enlisted Max Martin as co-executive producer.

The album's synth-pop sound is characterized by heavy synthesizers, programmed drums, and processed backing vocals. The songs, expanding on Swift's songwriting practice taking inspiration from her personal life, express lighthearted perspectives towards failed relationships, departing from her previous hostile attitude. Swift and Big Machine promoted the album extensively through product endorsements, television, radio appearances and social media. They pulled 1989 from free streaming services such as Spotify, prompting an industry discourse on the impact of streaming on music sales.

After the album's release, Swift embarked on the 1989 World Tour, which was the highest-grossing tour of 2015. The album was supported by seven singles, including three US Billboard Hot 100 number ones: "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood". The album appeared on several publications' lists of the best albums of the 2010s and featured in Rolling Stone's 2020 revision of their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

TRACKLIST:

A1 Welcome To New York
A2 Blank Space
A3 Style
B1 Out Of The Woods
B2 All You Had To Do Was Stay
B3 Shake It Off
C1 I Wish You Would
C2 Bad Blood
C3 Wildest Dreams
D1 How You Get The Girl
D2 This Love
D3 I Know Places
D4 Clean