Ryan Adams 1989 on Limited Edition LP
The wait is over: Ryan Adams' much-anticipated track-by-track reinterpretation of Taylor Swift's chart-topping 2014 album 1989 is finally here! Swift who proclaimed that, "Ryan's music helped shape my songwriting. This is surreal and dreamlike," has even provided a countdown to Adams' 1989 release.
Inspired by the music of the Smiths and Bruce Springsteen, Adams explained the unique project's emotional resonance to Zane Lowe: "You could kind of hear people going, ‘Is this  a dance record? Is this a retro '80s record' But I was hearing all the emotional content here and becoming curious about it."
Swift on Adams' take to Lowe, "The album is absolutely gorgeous and you can tell it was something well thought-out and conceptualized, not just thrown together....What struck me immediately is that they're not just cover songs, they're re-imaginings of my songs. He was in a different place emotionally than where I was when I wrote them. There's this beautiful aching sadness in this album that doesn't exist on the original."