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

4.5 out of 5
22 Ratings
22 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.

Juiceboy044 ,

One of Dylan’s best

I’m by no means a religion guy-at all-but Dylan sings with passion here. One of his best albums ever and one of my favorite. In The Garden and PRESSING ON?! Doesn’t get any better than that.

SoonerShark ,

Amazing grace

Pressing On and Saving Grace are simply fantastic.

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