Bob Dylan’s Only Rerecorded Copy Of ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ Set For Auction
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Six decades after its initial release in 1962, Bob Dylan has reissued “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and Christie’s Auction House will be selling the one and only version of the latest studio recording on July 7 in London.
“Sixty years after Bob first wrote and recorded ‘Blowin’ in the Wind,’ he is giving us a new recording of his song, one that is both deeply relevant for our times and resonant with decades of the artist’s life and experience,” producer T Bone Burnett said in a released statement. “We’re grateful to Christie’s for their belief in the Ionic Original and for presenting Bob’s masterful recording to the world in a unique and meaningful way.”
Peter Klarnet, representative of Christie’s Auction House shared the same sentiments with Burnett. “Christie’s is excited to be offering this unique recording of Bob Dylan’s ‘Blowin’ in the Wind,’ one of the most important songs written in the last century, on this groundbreaking new Ionic Original format.”
Dylan re-recorded the seminal hit utilizing a cutting-edge audio format known as the Ionic Original – a hybrid format of the materials found in CDs and Vinyl.
First released in his 1962 album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, the song has been referred to as a protest song, and it asks a number of rhetorical questions pertaining to topics such as freedom, war, and peace. It often ranks highly in greatest song lists and has inspired thousands of people to reflect on their stance on war.