Released:- 23rd June 1980
Official Release Number:- 20
Dylan Vinyl Number:- 21

Part twenty-one of the DYLAN VINYL collection which is a brand-new collection of every single Bob Dylan album on high-quality 180-gram vinyl plus a collectors’ magazine

The album is a departure from Dylan’s earlier works, which were more focused on folk music, and features a strong gospel influence. While the album was not as well-received as some of Dylan’s other works, it still holds a special place in the hearts of many fans

Saved features some of Dylan’s most powerful and emotive vocal performances, particularly on the title track and “In the Garden.” The album is also notable for its use of a full gospel choir, which adds a powerful and uplifting element to the already stirring lyrics. The album’s themes are deeply spiritual, exploring faith, redemption, and salvation, which is a reflection of Dylan’s own personal journey at the time

One of the standout tracks on the album is “Pressing On,” which is a powerful statement of faith and dedication. The song’s lyrics speak of the struggles of life and the importance of persevering through difficult times, all while remaining steadfast in one’s faith. The song’s chorus is particularly powerful, with Dylan proclaiming, “I’ll keep pressing on, until I reach the highest ground.” While Saved may not be as well-known as some of Dylan’s other works, it is still a powerful and moving album that showcases Dylan’s ability to evolve and adapt his style. The album’s themes of faith and redemption are universal, and the music and lyrics are sure to resonate with listeners of all backgrounds and beliefs. If you haven’t given Saved a listen, it’s definitely worth a listen.

Side 1
A Satisfied Mind
Covenant Woman
What Can I Do For You?
Solid Rock

Side 2
Pressing On
In the Garden
Saving Grace
Are You Ready?

My Top Three

1) Pressing On
Pressing On is an uplifting and inspiring tune that reflects on the power of perseverance and determination. The lyrics encourage listeners to keep moving forward, even when faced with obstacles and challenges. The driving beat and soulful vocals create a sense of urgency and passion, urging the listener to never give up on their dreams.

2) In the Garden
The song is a reflection on faith, redemption and the power of love. Dylan’s lyrics are introspective and deeply personal, as he sings about his search for a deeper connection with God through prayer and contemplation. The song is slow and meditative, with Dylan’s soulful vocals providing a sense of spiritual yearning and longing. The lyrics are full of powerful imagery, evoking the beauty and majesty of nature and the power of love to heal and transform.

3) Saved
A powerful gospel song that showcases Dylan’s talent for blending spiritual themes with his unique brand of folk-rock. The song is an impassioned plea for salvation and redemption, with Dylan’s raw vocals driving home the urgency of the message. The song’s driving rhythm and catchy chorus make it an unforgettable piece of music, while its lyrical depth and religious themes make it a thought-provoking meditation on faith and the human condition.

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