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    Bob Dylan’s Re-Recorded “Blowin’ within the Wind” Sells for $1.7 Million



    Bob Dylan just lately re-recorded “Blowin’ within the Wind” for the primary time in 60 years, and the recording — a part of a particular “Ionic Unique” audio mission spearheaded by producer T Bone Burnettoffered at public sale for $1.7 million.

    The recording was made to Burnett’s new Iconic Unique disc, a top quality analog format he developed to be “the head of recorded sound.” The analogue know-how is created by portray lacquer onto an aluminum disc that’s performed with a stylus like a vinyl document, supposedly producing a “depth, resonance and sonic constancy that exceeds that of vinyl, CD, streaming or every other technique of experiencing recorded music.”

    The lone copy of Dylan’s up to date recording of “Blowin’ within the Wind” went up for public sale at Christie’s, the place an unnamed bidder shelled out $1,769,508 for the merchandise. Relating to the sale, Burnett mentioned in an announcement that by recording the 1962 traditional as “our first Ionic Unique archival analogue disc, we have now entered and purpose to assist develop a music area within the fantastic arts market. I belief and hope it can imply as a lot to whomever acquired it at this time at Christie’s Distinctive Sale because it does to all of us who made it, and that they’ll take into account it and take care of it as a portray or every other singular murals.”

    Burnett additionally talked up the brand new audio format, saying, “Marshall McLuhan mentioned {that a} medium surrounds a earlier medium and turns the earlier medium into an artwork kind, as movie did with novels, as tv did with movie, because the web has accomplished with tv, and as digital has accomplished with analogue.”

    Get a refresher on Dylan and Burnett’s storied historical past by revisiting our overview of Rolling Thunder Revue, Martin Scorsese’s 2019 Bob Dylan documentary. You may as well see the place “Blowin’ within the Wind” ranks amongst Bob Dylan’s 20 Greatest Songs, and take a look at the folks legend’s current reside cowl of the Grateful Lifeless’s “Pal of the Satan.”



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