- 27 Apr 22
The new 'Ionic Originals' are described as "the first breakthrough in analog sound reproduction in more than 70 years."
Bob Dylan has re-recorded a selection of his classic songs with legendary producer T Bone Burnett – with the recordings set to be released on newly developed discs that will "advance the art of recorded sound."
As reported by Variety, the discs are called "Ionic Originals," and they'll be released by Burnett's newly formed company, NeoFidelity Inc. The Dylan recordings are set to be the first release as Ionic Originals, though it's currently unknown which of his songs will feature.
Although the Ionic Originals resemble traditional vinyl LPs, they have been described as an entirely new medium. In an announcement about the new development, it's noted that the discs will "advance the art of recorded sound and mark the first breakthrough in analog sound reproduction in more than 70 years.”
In the statement, the discs are said to possess "a depth, resonance and sonic fidelity that exceeds that of vinyl, CD, streaming or any other means of experiencing recorded music."
“An Ionic Original is the pinnacle of recorded sound," Burnett states in the announcement. "It is archival quality. It is future-proof. It is one of one. Not only is an Ionic Original the equivalent of a painting, it is a painting. It is lacquer painted onto an aluminium disc, with a spiral etched into it by music. This painting, however, has the additional quality of containing that music, which can be heard by putting a stylus into the spiral and spinning it.”
In 1975 and 1976, Burnett toured with Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue. He has gone on to receive multiple Grammy Awards for his work as a producer – including Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' Raising Sand – as well as his work on the music for films like O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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