Bob Dylan’s new record for his classic song Blowin’ in the Wind is expected to earn up to 1.2 million euros


Bob Dylan was 21 when, in 1962, he sat in the Greenwich Village cafe across from the Gaslight Cafe, where he had performed continuously since arriving in New York a year ago, and wrote ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ .

t took him all 10 minutes. “I was never satisfied with ‘Blowin’ in the Wind,” he later told first biographer Robert Shelton. It was, he said, “a lucky song…one-way”.

It was almost a year before the song was released on his second album, Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan; the most powerful of what he would later call his “finger-pointing” songs. It went on to become the anthem of the burgeoning civil rights movement and was recorded by around 300 different artists, from Peter, Paul and Mary to Stevie Wonder – and the most covered of all. by Dylan.

Dylan first recorded the song on July 12, 1962, on a single-reel tape recorder. Today, 60 years on from that original record, Christie’s is auctioning a new version, recorded by Dylan last year with a 5-piece band, that uses groundbreaking patented technology to create released “Ionic One-of-a-kind Original Disc”. Sales estimates for an existing copy of this record are £600,000 (€700,000) to £1 million.

According to T-Bone Burnett, who produced the record – which was created with a process that involves the acetate being coated with a protective layer of quartz and a sapphire solution to make it particularly long-lasting – it “lifts” the art of recording and marks the first breakthrough in analog sound reproduction in more than 70 years”.

Those who have listened to the new recording say the lyrics haven’t lost their relevance and stinging – if anything the words sound more appropriate than they’ve ever been – but the anger level, The frustration of 21-year-old Dylan is now evident. the path leading to the melancholy death of an 81-year-old man.

Telegraph Media Group Limited [2022]

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/new-recording-by-bob-dylan-of-his-classic-song-blowin-in-the-wind-is-expected-to-fetch-up-to-12m-41819841.html Bob Dylan’s new record for his classic song Blowin’ in the Wind is expected to earn up to 1.2 million euros

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