Bob Dylan is currently in the process of re-recording some of his classic songs in high fidelity audio, producer T-Bone Burnett found.
According to Burnethim and Dylan were in the studio to record the new songs as part of the launch of Burnet’s new Ionic Originals high fidelity midrange.
The new medium is being hailed as the first major breakthrough in analog sound reproduction in over 70 years, and Burnet 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 putting 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 which songs have been redeveloped, but a press release says Burnet’s creation aims to “reset the value of recorded music to zero”.
Elsewhere, Bob Dylan recently announced a number of new North American West Coast tour dates this summer – see the full list of tour dates below.
The dates, an extension of the Never Ending Tour which Dylan is currently on the road for, come behind his praised 2020 album Rough and rowdy manners.
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