Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can’t help but wonder what’s happenin’ to my companions
Are they lost or are they found
Have they counted the cost it’ll take to bring down
All their earthly principles they’re gonna have to abandon?
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend
|Released||August 20, 1979|
|Recorded||April 30-May 11, 1979|
|Genre||Rock, gospel, Christian rock|
Slow Train Coming is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan‘s 19th studio album, released by Columbia Records in August 1979.
It was the artist’s first effort since becoming a born-again Christian, and all of the songs either express his strong personal faith, or stress the importance of Christian teachings and philosophy. The evangelical nature of the record alienated many of Dylan’s existing fans; at the same time, many Christians were drawn into his fan base. Slow Train Coming was listed at #16 in the 2001 book CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.
The album was generally well-reviewed in the secular press, and the single “Gotta Serve Somebody” became his first hit in three years, winning Dylan the Grammy for best rock vocal performance by a male in 1980. The album peaked at #2 on the charts in the UK and went platinum in the US, where it reached #3.
All songs were written by Bob Dylan.
- “Gotta Serve Somebody” – 5:22
- “Precious Angel” – 6:27
- “I Believe in You” – 5:02
- “Slow Train” – 5:55
- “Gonna Change My Way of Thinking” – 5:25
- “Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others)” – 3:50
- “When You Gonna Wake Up” – 5:25
- “Man Gave Names to All the Animals” – 4:23
- “When He Returns” – 4:30
5 best songs.. according to me:
- Slow Train
- Gotta Serve Somebody
- When He Returns
- I Believe In You
- Precious Angel