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4.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Gospel-Rock, 20 May 2007
This review is from: Saved (Audio CD)
Recorded at Muscle Shoals studios, this spiritual album contains a variety of styles, from straight gospel with strong female vocals to folky ruminations. Besides the opening number, all songs were written by Dylan whilst the title track, a rhythmic and uptempo gospel song, was co-written by Tim Drummond.

The next two tracks, the intimate Covenant Woman and What Can I Do For You with its moving harmonica, are tender slow ballads with a comforting message. The urgent, driving beat and soulful backing vocals make Solid Rock a powerful blend of rock and gospel, while Pressing On leans more to gospel but still has a strong rock infusion.

One of the most moving songs is In The Garden, a mid-tempo ballad of great intensity. There is lovely organ on Saving Grace, a tuneful ballad passionately delivered, and the album concludes with Are You Ready, also with impressive organ flourishes.

At times Dylan approaches the devotional intensity of Van Morrison in his most transcendent moments, but overall Saved is not as satisfying as its predecessor Slow Train Coming or its follow-up Shot Of Love. It is still a worthwhile work for fans and for those who love gospel-rock.
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Initial post: 13 Aug 2013 11:53:38 BDT
Actually, whilst agreeing strongly with the general tenor of your comments, I think this one's better than 'Slow Train' - looser and less clinical- more 'gospel rock' than 'rock-Gospel'... and all the better for it.

Posted on 13 Aug 2013 11:54:03 BDT
Actually, whilst agreeing strongly with the general tenor of your comments, I think this one's better than 'Slow Train' - looser and less clinical- more 'gospel rock' than 'rock-Gospel'... and all the better for it.
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