Bob Dylan’s New Version Of ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ Is Sold For $1,7 Million
The one-off re-recording of Bob Dylan‘s classic song, ‘Blowin’ in the Wind,’ has sold for almost $1,7 million at an auction at Christie’s in London.
Written by Bob Dylan, ‘Blowin’ in the Wind‘ first appeared on his breakthrough album, ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,’ released in May 1963. It marked a turning point in Dylan’s music career as a songwriter. It became a symbolic song of fighting for people’s rights and equality in society. It led people to ask many questions that had never crossed their minds before.
Years later, Bob Dylan entered the studio to re-record the iconic song with his producer and longtime collaborator, T Bone Burnett. In 2021, they produced a new version of the famous track by using a new audio medium called the Ionic Original, with which they aimed to reach a better audio quality. They preferred it to be an original and unique recording that would be owned only by one person.
Thus, they held a special auction for the only copy of the new studio recording of ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ in London on July 7. Although it was initially estimated to sell for between $750,666 and $1.2 million, it sold over that at the auction at Christie’s. A newly recorded version of the hit song sold for 1,482,000 pounds, or $1,769,508 million in U.S. dollars. Two people followed each other as the top bidders, yet there is still no clear information about the auction’s winner.
You can listen to ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ below.