Bob Dylan's Slow Train Coming - your favourite track?

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  1. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  2. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Precious Angel for me. Always loved that wonderful song.
     
  3. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    I voted "Serve Somebody" but actually should have voted "Slow Train", it has a nice slow menacing groove.

    Here's what the album looks like:
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  4. John Boy

    John Boy Forum Resident

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    Precious Angel!
     
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  5. Archtop

    Archtop Soft Dead Crimson Cow

    I Believe in You. Top shelf stuff.
     
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  6. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident

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    Wow!!! Nice to see people appreciate "Precious Angel" as much as me. Incredible song and Mark Knopfler's guitar is sublime.
     
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  7. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Tough one. Because I think the least songs on the album turn into the best songs live.

    "I Believe In You" is my favorite. It has an air of ambiguity that I like. Is it a love song? Is it a God song? Is it both? I take it as a commentary on the best of what mankind is and what mans best can be.


    Mainly I like it because of this performance:

     
  8. majorlance

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    "When He Returns" is definitely a contender for Rev. Bob's best vocal ever.
     
  9. "I Believe In You", by far... by very, very far.
    Honorable Mention: "Gotta Serve Somebody"

    I'm not a fan of this album, but it's better than "Saved", while not as good as "Shot Of Love".... for me, this trilogy of albums suffers from some of his weakest songwriting ever (fundamentalist/neo-fundamentalist perspective on waaaaaaaaaaay toooooo much of it for me...) but some songs are amazing & "I Believe In You" & "Every Grain Of Sand" are as great as anything he's ever written...
     
  10. Carserguev

    Carserguev Forum Resident

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    Precious Angel is just so bloody amazing... :love:
     
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  11. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

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    One of Bob's very best...
    Amazing lyrics, that I believe to be the best explained Gospel album of all time.
    Bob and Larry Norman were tops at this, so was Keith Green... who Bob played harmonica on one track of his album.
    I love this album so much I have the Columbia US commercial LP, promo LP , test pressing LP, all 45's and PS's.
    Also the UK CBS test pressing, and acetate of Precious Angel.
    And.... I missed both Gospel tours at the time to my extreme sorrow.
     
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  12. ScramMan2

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    I went with Serve Somebody.

    I've had so many of these but it's nice to see the covers to be sure so thanks for posting them.
     
  13. Precious Angel
     
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  14. comes_a_time

    comes_a_time Forum Resident

    Was I the first vote for "Do Right to me Baby"?

    Really though this is one of his best albums, so underrated. So personal in parts and musically so good. Must be partly down to Knopfler.
     
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  15. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

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    "I Believe in You". I'm not sure which artist who had a song called "Emotional Intelligence" a few years ago, I tought it was a great title, and expression, and I think it says something about Dylan's performance here. It sends shivers up my spine. What an artist.
     
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  16. slane

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    'Slow Train', no question.
     
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  17. bunglejerry

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    "I Believe in You". Side two certainly seems less popular than side one.
     
  18. Sluggy

    Sluggy Forum Resident

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    Love me a bit of Bible-Bashing-Bob! GREAT sounding record as well. I'm a sucker for fat sounding horns.

    Cheers, SLuggy
     
  19. P2CH

    P2CH Well-Known Member

    Once again this forum awakened my interest in listening to something I haven't heard in years. I bought this album when it was released though I don't recall playing it a lot.

    I spun it up yesterday and I found myself remembering the songs from last I played them, but I also enjoyed them much more too. Maybe it's due to growing older and I also have a better sounding system now too.

    This LP sounded very good and I liked the guitar work in it. I'm not the biggest Dylan fan but I find this album tolerable in that sense.
     
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  20. Larry Mc

    Larry Mc Forum Dude

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    "Precious Angel"
     
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  21. the entire album is marvelous.
    hard to pick one in particular
    I voted for Precious Angel because I love the guitar riff
     
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  22. DrZhivago

    DrZhivago Hedonist

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    Amazing album. Precious Angel.
     
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  23. razerx

    razerx Who me?

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    Great album. One of Dylan's best. I vote Precious Angel.
     
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  24. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    Slow Train. Love the Gospel feel and Knoflers guitar. Need to listen to the whole album again.
     
  25. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

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    Listening to this right now, and did a search which led me to this thread. I love Precious Angel, I Believe in You, Slow Train, and oh well just about every song. But Gotta Serve Somebody got my vote. I know it gets the most exposure, but it's the perfect mix of Dylan's lyric style with a Christian theme, plus great guitar work by Knofler.
     
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