It’s gonna be forever: Listen to Ryan Adams’ cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ in its entirety


Ladies and gents, it’s that moment we’ve all been waiting before — other than Jon Hamm finally winning an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for Mad Men. This morning, Ryan Adams’ long-awaited, significantly teased, oft-posted-about cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 LP has finally surfaced in its beautiful, long-winded entirety, and you can stream each track via the performer’s YouTube page below (except for “Clean,” which hasn’t arrived yet, apparently). The whole thing is available for download on iTunes.

Adams tells Zane Lowe’s Beats1 radio show that he wanted 1989 to sound like Bruce Springsteen’s 1982 record Nebraska.

“I got back to LA, it was around Christmas time,” he says, via the NME. “I was totally bummed out and I bought a four track cassette recorder. And I was like, I’m going to make ‘1989’ like ‘Nebraska’ style. Bruce Springsteen ‘Nebraska’. Just acoustic guitar, bunch of spring reverb, just me.”


Everyone is still pretty stoked about the LP, even Ms. Swift.

“Ryan’s music helped shape my songwriting,” Swift tweeted out last week. “This is surreal and dreamlike.”

Let’s dive right in…