As the Slow Train Coming tour rolled on Dylan’s audience was furious, and reviewers were savage. Dylan remained undaunted, however, and the unrecorded songs featured in his live show became the core of his next album, Saved.
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The release of Slow Train Coming came as a shock to Bob Dylan’s secular audience. As Dylan prepared to hit the road again in November 1979, presumably to introduce his audience to his new way of life, the question on a lot of people’s minds was whether the faith reflected in the album would remain as easy to summon up.
In 2008, a documentary titled “Inside Bob Dylan’s Jesus Years: Busy Being Born … Again!” examined the folk-rock legend’s conversion to Christianity and the music that resulted from it.
A fascinating account of perhaps the most controversial era of Dylan’s hallowed career, “… Jesus Years” was produced and directed by Joel Gilbert.