9 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When the world’s most renowned Jewish songwriter became a born-again Christian, it was big news. But the albums celebrating that shift are just as notable for the depth of Dylan’s expression as for their spiritual stance. The second of them, Saved, opens with Dylan’s intensely emotional take on the classic country gospel tune “A Satisfied Mind,” but that cut is quickly followed by self-penned songs of faith every bit as impassioned, from the fervent stomp of the title track to the downright hymn-like “Saving Grace.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

When the world’s most renowned Jewish songwriter became a born-again Christian, it was big news. But the albums celebrating that shift are just as notable for the depth of Dylan’s expression as for their spiritual stance. The second of them, Saved, opens with Dylan’s intensely emotional take on the classic country gospel tune “A Satisfied Mind,” but that cut is quickly followed by self-penned songs of faith every bit as impassioned, from the fervent stomp of the title track to the downright hymn-like “Saving Grace.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings
23 Ratings
Nasar ,

Better than you think

We’ve all heard terrible things about Bob’s 80’s gospel albums. However, this is the first one I’ve listened to and I quite like it. My main complaint about Christian music is that the compositions are often trite and unimaginative with lyrics lazily pulled straight out of the book of Psalms. Saved has Dylan bringing his signature style, almost a swagger, to faith-based songs. Sure, it’s not as good as his output in the 60s but that may be an unfair standard to hold it to. A deep cut for sure, and a pleasantly rewarding one.

arotolo ,

Powerful songs and performance by a fervent Dylan....

As great as Slow Train Coming is, with SAVED, Dylan really stretches out with some powerful arrangements that showcase the creative output he was channeling at this time. Whether you like the subject matter or not, this is authentic Dylan being completely and powerfully honest. This is lightning in a bottle.

Timtrinaroth ,

Saved

Not sure about Dylan's faith now but in 1980 Jesus saved me. This record helped me big time. I still have it. Love you Bob keep pressing on.

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