Saved is the twentieth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on June 23, 1980, by Columbia Records.


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Album information[edit]Edit

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.


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Allmusic [1]
Robert Christgau C+ [2]
Entertainment Weekly C− [3]
Rolling Stone [4]
CCM Magazine [5]

The album hit No. 3 on the UK charts, reached No. 24 on the US charts and did not go gold. CCM Magazine described the album as an "open declaration of Dylan's deepening faith."[5]

Cover art[edit]Edit

The cover of Saved originally featured a painting by Tony Wright of God's hand reaching down to touch the hands of his believers. However, this cover was subsequently replaced by a painting of Dylan on stage performing during that time period in order to downplay the overtly religious nature of the original cover. It has since been changed back on some re-releases. A quote inside the sleevenotes reads: "'Behold, the days come, sayeth the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah' (Jeremiah 31:31)".[5]

Track listing[edit]Edit

All songs written by Bob Dylan, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "A Satisfied Mind" (Red HayesJack Rhodes) – 1:57
  2. "Saved" (Tim Drummond, Dylan) – 4:00
  3. "Covenant Woman" – 6:02
  4. "What Can I Do for You?" – 5:54
  5. "Solid Rock" – 3:55
Side two
  1. "Pressing On" – 5:11
  2. "In the Garden" – 5:58
  3. "Saving Grace" – 5:01
  4. "Are You Ready" – 4:41


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