Bob Dylan: The Gospel Years, Part 8: Our Favorite Songs Recorded in 1979





Dylan didn´t record many songs in 1979, this first “gospel year”, and 9 out of 12 were released on his album “Slow Train Coming”.

As always we love lists, and need to close the 1979 part of “The Gospel Years” with our lists of “The Best Songs Recorded in 1979”.

Songs Recorded in 1979:

  • Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, Alabama – 30 April 1979
    -> Trouble In Mind

    Released as b-side on the “Gotta Serve Somebody” single in September 1979 and on CD Pure Dylan – An Intimate Look At Bob Dylan, 21 October 2011.
  • Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, Alabama – 1 May 1979
    -> Precious Angel

    Released on Slow Train Coming, 20 August 1979.

    -> Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One
    Considered for release and overdubbed 3 May 1979.
  • Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, Alabama – 2 May 1979
    -> When You Gonna Wake Up
    -> Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
    Released on Slow Train Coming, 20 August 1979.
    -> Ye Shall Be Changed
    Released on The Bootleg Series (Rare and Unreleased) 1961-1991, Volume 3, 26 March 1991.
  • Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, Alabama – 3 May 1979
    -> I Believe In You
    -> Slow Train
    Released on Slow Train Coming, 20 August 1979.
  • Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, Alabama – 4 May 1979
    -> Gotta Serve Somebody
    -> Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
    -> When He Returns
    -> Man Gave Names To All The Animals
    Released on Slow Train Coming, 20 August 1979.




All in all 12 songs recorded in 1979.

Egil´s top 10 list

  1. Slow Train
  2. Precious Angel
  3. Gotta Serve Somebody
  4. Trouble In Mind
  5. I Believe In You
  6. Ye Shall Be Changed
  7. When He Returns
  8. Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One
  9. When You Gonna Wake Up
  10. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)

Hallgeir´s top 10 list

  1. Slow Train
  2. I Believe In You
  3. Gotta Serve Somebody
  4. Precious Angel
  5. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
  6. Gonna change my way of thinking
  7. When you gonna wake up
  8. When he returns
  9. Trouble in mind
  10. Man gave name to all the animals

Some of the Songs:

  • Slow Train:
  • Precious Angel:
  • I Believe In You:
  • Trouble in Mind:
  • Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others):
  • When He Returns (Live Toronto 1980):

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-Egil

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