Bob Dylan’s Unique 2021 Disk Sells for $1.77 Million at Auction

By Reuters
July 8, 2022 Updated: July 8, 2022

LONDON—The only copy of a disk of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In The Wind” that the singer-songwriter recorded in 2021 sold for $1.77 million at auction on Thursday, above its price estimate.

The disk, in the new Ionic Original audio format, was Dylan’s first studio recording of the folk classic since 1962, said Christie’s which conducted the sale in London.

Bob Dylan performing during on day 2 of The Hop Festival in Paddock Wood
U.S. musician Bob Dylan performs during on day 2 of The Hop Festival in Paddock Wood, Kent on June 30, 2012. (Ki Price/Reuters)

Stored in a wooden cabinet, the disk features etched signatures of the Grammy Award and Nobel Prize winner, musician and producer Joseph Henry ‘T Bone’ Burnett III, and mastering engineer Jeff Powell.

Dylan reportedly wrote the song in just 10 minutes in a Greenwich Village café in New York City in 1962, Christie’s said.

The hammer price of 1.2 million pounds ($1.44 million) exceeded the estimate of 600,000 pounds to 1 million pounds. Fees brought the final price to 1.482 million pounds.

($1 = 0.8324 pounds)

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian