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High-def audio disc featuring new version of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” to be auctioned in July

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A new studio version of Bob Dylan's classic folk song "Blowin' in the Wind" will be sold at a Christie's auction in London on July 7.

Billboard reports that Dylan recently recorded his new version of the tune with acclaimed producer T Bone Burnett using Burnett's new ultra-high-definition Ionic Original audio format, details of which were unveiled last month.

The recording will be up for bid as part of Christie's "Exceptional Sale," and its value is estimated between $752,000 and $1.2 million. Prior to the auction, people will be able to listen to the Ionic Original disc by appointment at Christie's locations in Los Angeles on June 8 and New York on June 15, and in conjunction with a public exhibition in London from July 2 to July 7.

The auction of the updated version of the tune coincides with the 60th anniversary of the original recording of "Blowin' in the Wind."

"Sixty years after Bob first wrote and recorded 'Blowin' in the Wind,' he is giving us a new recording of his song; one that is both deeply relevant for our times and resonant with decades of the artist's life and experience," Burnett says in a statement. "We're grateful to Christie's for their belief in the 'Ionic Original' and for presenting Bob's masterful recording to the world in a unique and meaningful way."

The new rendition of "Blowin' in the Wind" is the first recording to use the Ionic Original technology, which was developed by Burnett's NeoFidelity Inc. company.

As reported last month by Variety, Dylan recorded a series of new versions of his well-known songs that will be released by NeoFidelity on a new Ionic Originals medium, which resembles a vinyl LP but is made of aluminum.

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