Saved is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan‘s 20th studio album, released by Columbia Records in June 1980.
Saved was the second album of Dylan’s “Christian trilogy,” following his conversion to born-again Christianity. It expanded on themes explored on its predecessor, Slow Train Coming, with gospel arrangements and lyrics extolling the importance of a strong personal faith. Many critics dismissed Saved as dogmatic or bombastic. The album hit #3 on the UK charts, but managed to reach only to #24 on the US charts and did not go gold.
The replaced cover for ‘Saved’:
|Released||June 23, 1980|
|Recorded||February 11–15, 1980|
|Producer||Jerry Wexler, Barry Beckett|
5 best songs from the album:
- In The Garden
- Solid Rock
- Are You Ready?
- Pressing On
Clip from the Toronto concert in 1980 – Saved:
Album of the day:
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