OK so this is real "heart on his sleeve" stuff. Subtle? No. Complex and intelligent? No. However there is a passion and urgency about this album which transcend its evangelical message (whatever you do, don't read the words!).
Not listened to Saved for, oh, at least 20 years. However for some reason I recently stumbled on it again, dusted it off and gave it a spin. What I rediscovered was a straightforward, soulful gospel/rock album which managed to uplift my sagging spirits (not in any religous way!). The sound is full, solid and warm, dominated by a chugging rhythm section, wailing hammond organ and amazing backing vocals.
At the (post punk) time it was deeply unfashonable, but now we're allowed to like gospel, country and roots music again it makes much more sense.
Standout tracks are Covenant Woman and the rapturous Pressing On.
Next stop in my journey of rediscovery - Slow Train Coming.