Bob Dylan Has Re-Recorded Classics With T Bone Burnett for New Medium

ByArlen Simpelo

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Producer T Bone Burnett has very long promised the advancement of a new analog structure that he promised would enhance on both vinyl and CDs, as properly as digital streaming and any other existing recorded music medium. Now, he seems closer to reaching that purpose with the news that he has been in the studio with Bob Dylan, re-recording some of the famous singer-songwriter’s vintage tunes with the purpose of introducing the new ultra-substantial-fidelity medium.

Information are scarce about when the Dylan recordings may occur out — not to mention the new hardware that will be expected to perform them. But Tuesday’s announcement about the completion of Burnett’s heretofore mystery recording sessions with Dylan is one intriguing way for the producer to convey to the world that he indicates business with this new technological advancement.

Burnett’s recently fashioned company, NeoFidelity Inc., will release a series of “Ionic Originals,” beginning with the Dylan launch, or releases, according to the announcement. Although the discs coming out in the structure will to some degree resemble vinyl albums, they are not classic LPs, but a full new medium. A image launched Tuesday displays Burnett keeping up a sample of the aluminum platters that the firm will be utilizing for its unique releases — described in the announcement as “newly formulated discs that advance the artwork of recorded sound and mark the very first breakthrough in analog seem copy in additional than 70 years.”

The announcement bundled no facts about what content Dylan re-slice with Burnett for the job, other than to say the artist “revisited a personally picked out set of his iconic tracks for the initially time in many years.”

Mentioned Burnett in a press launch, “An Ionic Unique is the pinnacle of recorded sound. It is archival good quality. It is future-evidence. It is just one of just one. Not only is an Ionic Authentic the equal of a painting, it is a painting. It is lacquer painted on to an aluminum disc, with a spiral etched into it by songs. This painting, having said that, has the additional top quality of containing that tunes, which can be read by putting a stylus into the spiral and spinning it.”

Burnett has very long expressed his dissatisfaction with what he sees as the aural limits of recent analog as well as electronic formats, despite the fact that he evidently has a desire for analog, and the Ionic Originals are a up coming step in that engineering.

The announcement contends: “Drawing from the sonic historical past of recorded tunes, Burnett has formulated an analog disc that possesses a depth, resonance and sonic fidelity that exceeds that of vinyl, CD, streaming or any other implies of going through recorded songs. … By forming a new company, NeoFidelity, Inc.. to record artists throughout a extensive range of musical genres and provide a system of distribution for Ionic Originals, Burnett is also determined to reset the valuation for recorded new music.”

Said Burnett, “When describing the excellent that raises analog seem higher than digital audio, the phrase ‘warmth’ is frequently utilised,” Burnett more notes. “Analog audio has a lot more depth, a lot more harmonic complexity, a lot more resonance, improved imaging. Analog has far more truly feel, more character, much more contact. Digital sound is frozen. Analog sound is alive.”

Reps for Burnett and Dylan stated there would be no extra information and facts quickly coming about the Dylan project past what was contained in today’s announcement.

While Burnett has in no way officially manufactured an full new album for Dylan just before, the friendship and expert association in between the two extends back again a long time, to Burnett’s time served as a member of the Rolling Thunder Revue in the mid-1970s. Other than also being a recording artist, Burnett has absent on to deliver dozens of albums for some others, which includes two that won the Grammy for album of the yr, the “O Brother, Where by Artwork Thou” soundtrack and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ “Raising Sand.”

Dylan is in the news with the unveiling of the Bob Dylan Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma being established for a gala grand opening weekend May 5-8. He is currently out on tour.