Bob Dylan has re-recorded his cult song “Blowin’ in the Wind”. Will this version sell for a million pounds?

Bob Dylan (81) re-recorded his protest song “Blowin’ in the Wind” from 1962 for the first time, as reported by “Forbes”. It is said to be the first “Ionic Original” release, a new analog audio format developed by T Bone Burnett (74). The two musicians have been working together for a long time.

According to media reports, only one copy of the new Dylan recording will be released and will be auctioned by Christie’s in London on July 7th. The expected price is said to be between £600,000 and £1m.

Dylan recorded the new version of “Blowin’ in the Wind” in 2021 and it was produced by Burnett. “Sixty years after Bob first wrote and recorded ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’, he gives us a new recording of his song,” Burnett said in a statement about the project, according to media reports. “One that is both deeply relevant to our time and one that resonates with the artist’s decades of life and experience.”

“Blowin’ in the Wind” appeared on Dylan’s second studio album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, released in 1963. The song became an anti-war anthem and has been featured as a recurring film score.

Bob Dylan has sold the rights to his recordings

In January, Bob Dylan made headlines for selling the rights to his recordings to Sony Music Entertainment. This also includes the rights to various future releases, as “Variety” reported. The US industry portal, citing insiders, writes that the deal is said to be worth between $150 and $200 million.

The agreement, signed in July 2021, covers all of Bob Dylan’s recordings since 1962, beginning with the artist’s self-titled debut album and ending with 2020’s “Rough and Rowdy Ways”.

In late 2020, Dylan had sold the author rights to his songs to Universal Music for an alleged amount of nearly $400 million. He also donated his personal archive to the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The singer-songwriter from the USA is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. In 2016 he was the first musician to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his poetic creations in the great American song tradition”. In addition to “Blowin’ In The Wind”, his hits include songs like “Knockin’ On Heavens Door”, “All Along the Watchtower” or “Like A Rolling Stone”.