Bob Dylan sings his 1963 classic in this one-of-a kind re-recording ‘Blowin’ In The Wind‘ has sold at auction for £1.48million ($1.78million).
Dylan’s 1962 song, “Song of the Sea”, was re-recorded on a single Ionic Original format CD. ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’.
Today’s (July 7) live bidding at Christie’s in London topped out at £1.2million, reports VarietyHowever, the official release from the auction house stated the higher price plus commissions.
The price was well over the estimate the auction house had posted for the recording, which was in the range of £600,000 ($716,000) to £1million pounds ($1.19million).
T Bone Burnett first announced the Ionic Original format for the Dylan track re-recording in April. “lacquer painted onto an aluminum disc, with a spiral etched into it by music. This painting, however, has the additional quality of containing that music, which can be heard by putting a stylus into the spiral and spinning it”.
Burnett has lauded the new high-fidelity format as “the pinnacle of recorded sound. It is archival quality. It is future-proof. It is one of one”.
Dylan ended his last month of employment in the meantime. ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ North American tour and included a cover of The Grateful Dead in his set.
Star has been on the road supporting his new album since November 2021. He took a break in between December 2021 & March 2022.
The dates concluded on June 11 at Oakland, California’s Fox Theater – his third of three nights at the venue. Dylan changed the tour standard to “The Last Song” for his final song. ‘Every Grain Of Sand’ for a cover of The Grateful Dead’s ‘Friend Of The Devil’.
In May, Post Malone reported that Dylan had died. “kind of slid into my DMs”.