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Slow Train Coming [Original recording remastered]

Bob DylanAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 1, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00026WU6O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,548 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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His biggest hit in years, this 1979 LP (#3) found Dylan embracing his spirituality-and his fans celebrating a new set of unmistakably inspired songs. The hit Gotta Serve Somebody leads to Precious Angel; I Believe in You; Slow Train; When He Returns; When You Gonna Wake Up , and more!

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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Dylan's best works July 10, 2000
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Although the word "hip" has never been in my vocabulary, "hip" is not the way to describe an album of Christian rock songs released in 1979 when new wave and the decadance of disco were dominating popular music. That's one reason why Bob Dylan is hipper than anybody. The critics be damned (in more ways than one, I suppose), Dylan was a man with a message who wasn't going to dilute that message to curry favor with anyone. Thank God for that because "Slow Train Coming" is a great, powerful album. The songs may be arrogant, as some critics have charged, but so was "The Times They Are-a Changin'" and "Like a Rolling Stone." The fire and brimstone mentality might have been grating if not for the fact that, musically, Dylan is operating at full power, and, lyrically, he is obviously very sincere in his beliefs. Whether sympathetic to the message or not, it's hard to believe anyone could not be moved by the beauty of "I Believe In You" and "Precious Angel," amused by "Man Gave Names to All the Animals," and overpowered by the dynamic "When He Returns." This album is right up there with his best work, and the follow-up, "Saved," is, in some ways, even better.
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76 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dylan's Got Dylan Back Again June 17, 2004
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"Slow Train Coming" was exactly that-this album was more inevitable than most people realized, and a turning point in the career of Bob Dylan, not just commercially but, obviously, spiritually. Some called the Christian transition "bizarre;" but it's strange how no one complained when Pete Townshend expressed his religious beliefs in Meher Baba, or when actor Richard Gere became a Buddhist, which suggests some sort of prejudice. There's nothing wrong with a celebrity finding religion, but Dylan's transition is another example of the harsh standards that fans set for celebrities. What's worse is that they expect them to live by those standards. (Confusingly enough, Dylan actually said in 1983 "Whoever said I was Christian? I am a humanist!")
Dylan had been wandering for quite sometime, searching for himself in a way, while all at once becoming the "voice of a generation." What that generation probably didn't know was that their leader (a title Dylan denounced), the person they came to believe in, was searching for something to believe in too. And he obviously had good reason; in 1970, the generation he inspired turned on him at the drop of a hat, only that hat was in the form of an album called "Self Portrait," a purposely disastrous album Dylan released in hopes that critics and fans would remember he had told them "don't follow leaders." As he would later say, "I wanted out." They forgave him after another album, "New Morning." One rock and roll headline read "We've Got Dylan Back Again." But did Dylan have Dylan back?
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and passionate.... August 22, 2006
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A lot of people really freaked out when Dylan became a born again Christian. I remember reading that he appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1979 right around the time this album got released, and that the cast and staff were terrified of his Christianity. I find their paranoia silly. Much of Dylan's work dealt with God and religious & spiritual issues anyway, here it was just made more explicit. This is one of Dylan's best albums, and one of my top 5 favorite Dylan albums. His voice is filled with passion, and these songs are excellent. All of these songs still hold true today. Slow Train, Gotta Serve Somebody, Precious Angel, and When You Gonna Wake Up? are my favorites here. The closer, When He Returns, is one of Dylan's most passioned vocals ever. Even the song Man Gave Names to All the Animals (which many people mock simply because of its title) is very good. There isn't one wasted song on the whole album. Even if you're not religious, you can still listen to this, and appreciate Dylan's passion and fire. This is a great spiritual record. It isn't overly preachy, and it isn't sanctimonious. It's just really sincere, like all great art. Dylan rules...
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Depth, Dylan, Divine September 16, 2005
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Fans who have long preferred Dylan's rebellious, folksy lyrics won't be disappointed. In a market which often pushes Christianity to the gospel music genre, Dylan steps up and gives us his best music in years.

"I Believe in You," is the story of a person who is rejected because of his faith but doesn't flinch. Dylan hits on a theme universal to anyone who has believed in something intangible. Autobiographical, he sings about the public's reaction. They wanted him to sing terribly politically incorrect lyrics like "Just like a Woman," when he wanted to sing about his new found faith in Christ, equally politically incorrect. Some of his more close-minded fans had a hard time letting Dylan sing a song this counter to what they wanted him to be.

"Gotta Serve Somebody" is witty and insightful, and has a great urban old-school gospel flavor to it. Look around and you will see it is becoming one of his most covered songs.

"Man Gave Names to All the Animals" is a funny look at what Adam's first job was in Eden.

I fully recommend "Slow Train Coming" by Bob Dylan.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
These songs are awesome!
Published 14 days ago by carol e bartels
5.0 out of 5 stars One of All-time Favorites
This has been one of my all-time favorite albums. Great sounds and lyrics are out of this world! Been a fan since the beginning.
Published 27 days ago by Larry D. Stark
5.0 out of 5 stars Dylan was the Slow Train!
This was Dylan's first gospel album. I had the record from years ago. Now love the CD. Lots of symbolism.
Published 1 month ago by Pat Whitehead
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful album from his "seeking" period
I do so like music from artists who are seeking God -- and show their path and final destination. Mr. Dylan did a good job of portraying that in this album. Read more
Published 3 months ago by R. L. Tober
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Dylan.
Bob Dylan's music can be played over and over again. At first you only like a few of the songs, but after playing it for awhile it grows on you and they all sound great.
Published 4 months ago by robert shilling
5.0 out of 5 stars Your Collection is incomplete without this one!
Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound in 1984, I believe, this Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett Production features Mark Knofler (Dire Straights) great Guitar Playing and Barry Beckett's... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Claude J. Hill Jr.
1.0 out of 5 stars Pitiful sound quality
One of the greatest albums ever made and I can't even listen to it because the sound is so awful. The sound is so muddy that you can barely hear the snare drum. Read more
Published 4 months ago by geevoc
5.0 out of 5 stars Slow Train
Outside of "Gotta Serve Sombody" this album is mostly forgetable.
Gotta Serve is a great song but it's not worth buying the whole album for.
Listen Up.
Published 4 months ago by Asa Pace
5.0 out of 5 stars A-OK
Gonna put my good foot forward and stop being influenced by fools!
Bob Dylan is the man, Slow train comin, up around the bend!
Published 4 months ago by Kevin Haynes
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than I Remembered, Even
I remember liking some of it, but when I listened to it again (and having been a believer for a number of years now) this is a GREAT record.
Published 5 months ago by Steven L. Monson
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