Bob Dylan: how much did Blowin’ In The Wind record sell for?

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<p>US legend Bob Dylan performs on stage in 2012 (Photo: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/GettyImages)</p>
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US legend Bob Dylan performs on stage in 2012 (Photo: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

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A one-off re-recording of Bob Dylan’s hit Blowin’ In The Wind has sold at auction for nearly £1.5million.

The release marks the first new studio recording of the song since Dylan wrote it in 1962 and was sold by Christie’s in London on Thursday.

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Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Why was a new version of the song recorded?

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It was made in March 2021 with Dylan’s longtime collaborator T Bone Burnett and was unveiled as part of Christie’s Exceptional Sale during his Classic Week.

Burnett said he was hoping for the new recording; offered on a new sound carrier: Ionic Original, would help “to develop a musical space in the art market”.

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“I have faith and hope that those who purchased it today at Christie’s Exceptional Sale will mean as much as all of us who made it and will consider and cherish it as a painting or any other unique work of art,” he said.

2022 marks Dylan’s 60th anniversary as a recording artist and of Blowin’ In The Wind written for his second album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.

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Peter Klarnet, Christie’s Senior Specialist for Americana, Books and Manuscripts, said: “We are delighted with the excellent results tonight for the ‘Ionic Original’ CD of Bob Dylan’s first new studio recording of ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ since 1962 .

“It is a tremendous honor to work with such an incredibly important and groundbreaking advance in analog playback technology.

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“We’re excited that this is just the beginning of this amazing new opportunity for recording artists to collaborate with T Bone and NeoFidelity to redefine the value of music.”

How much was it sold?

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The sale exceeded the original price estimated by the auction house, which was set at between £600,000 and £1 million.

The record totaled £1,482,000.

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