When Taylor Swift's master recordings were bought in 2019 by Scooter Braun, she announced that she'd re-record her first five albums to regain control of her music.
"My version of Fearless will have 26 songs on it because I've decided to add songs... that almost made the original album," she said on ABC's Good Morning America.
"So everyone will be able to hear not only the songs that made the album but the songs that almost made it. The full picture."
Taylor also mentioned the full version of Love Story would be released at midnight on Friday, 12 February - exactly 12 years and five months after the original.
She didn't announce the release date for the album. However she did hint that it would arrive in April in a coded message on her social media accounts.
Taylor posted a letter about the new album release, written entirely in lower case except for the letters APRIL NINTH.
Taylor described the album as "the diary of the adventures and explorations of a teenage girl who was learning tiny lessons with every new crack in the facade of the fairytale ending she'd been shown in the movies."
"Artists should own their own work for so many reasons, but the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only one who really knows that body of work."
"For example, only I know which songs I wrote that almost made the Fearless album. Songs I absolutely adored, but were held back for different reasons (don't want too many break-up songs, don't want too many down-tempo songs, can't that fit that many songs on a physical CD)."
"Those reasons seem unnecessary now. I've decided I want you to have the whole story."