Bob Dylan is currently in the process of re-recording some of his classic songs in high-fidelity audio, producer T Bone Burnett has revealed.
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According to Burnett, he and Dylan have been in the studio recording the new songs as part of the launch of Burnett’s new Ionic Originals high-fidelity medium.
The new medium is hailed as the first major breakthrough in analog sound reproduction in over 70 years, and Burnett said, “An Ionic Original is the pinnacle of recorded sound. It is archival quality. It stands the test of time. It’s one of the ones. Not only is an Ionic original the equivalent of a painting, but it is a painting.
“It’s lacquer painted on an aluminum disc, with a spiral engraved on it by the music. This painting, however, has the added quality of containing this music, which can be heard by placing a stylus in the spiral and spinning it.
It’s unclear what form an Ionic Original will take, when we might hear Dylan’s newly re-recorded tracks, or what songs have been redeveloped, but a press release says Burnett’s creation is meant to “reset the value of recorded music.” “.
The most high-profile case of music re-recording currently active in the industry is that of Taylor Swift, who in 2020 confirmed plans to re-record songs from her first six records in a bid to regain control of her music after music. . Manager Scooter Braun and his media holding company, Ithaca Holdings LLC, acquired Swift’s former label, Big Machine Label Group, in June 2019.
So far, she has released re-recorded versions of her ‘Fearless’ and ‘Red’ albums, and other artists, including Snoop Dogg, have since revealed they are considering doing the same.
Elsewhere, Bob Dylan recently announced a number of new North American West Coast tour dates this summer – check out the full list of tour dates below and buy tickets here.
The dates, an extension of the ‘Never Ending Tour’ Dylan is currently on the road for, come behind his lauded 2020 album ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’.
28 – Spokane, First Interstate Center for the Arts
29 – Kennewick, Toyota Center
31 – Portland, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
01 – Seattle, Paramount Theater
02 – Seattle, Paramount Theater
05 – Eugene, Hult Performing Arts Center
07 – Redding, Civic Auditorium
09 – Oakland, Fox Theater
10 – Oakland, Fox Theater
11 – Oakland, Fox Theater
14 – Los Angeles, Pantages Theater
15 – Los Angeles, Pantages Theater
16 – Los Angeles, Pantages Theater
17 – San Diego, Civic Theater