Slow Train Coming

Performers Bob Dylan

Columbia | June 22, 2004 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar); Mark Knopfler (guitar); Muscle Shoals Horns (horns); Barry Beckett (keyboards, percussion); Tim Drummond (bass); Pick Withers (drums); Mickey Buckins (percussion); Carolyn Dennis, Helena Springs, Regina Havis (background vocals).
Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Of all the pitstops made by the nomadically creative Dylan, none was more unusual than his brief conversion to Christianity in the late '70s. SLOW TRAIN COMING was the first of two records (SAVED being the other) that found Zimmerman exploring his newfound faith. Recorded at Memphis' famed Muscle Shoals Studios and produced by soul vets Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett, SLOW TRAIN's supporting cast includes Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler on guitar and Pick Withers on drums, along with a handful of studio musicians.
Knopfler's crisp guitar playing is surrounded by a punchy horn section and a phalanx of female background singers who are a perfect compliment to Dylan's revitalized vocals. Songs such as "When He Returns" and "Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking" reverberate with the conviction of Dylan's new faith whereas "When You Gonna Wake Up" simultaneously celebrates America's greatness as a country and warns of the need to seek a new set of values. Dylan eventually won a Best Rock Vocal Grammy for "Gotta Serve Somebody," but the enigmatic one renounced his conversion to Christianity by 1983.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 22, 2004

Genre: Folk Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1979

Label Name: Columbia

UPC: 827969239728

Found in: Folk Rock

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Slow Train Coming

Performers Bob Dylan
Guest Artist(s) Mark Knopfler
Producer Barry Beckett, Jerry Wexler
Engineer Gregg Hamm

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 22, 2004

Genre: Folk Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1979

Label Name: Columbia

UPC: 827969239728


Title Track Time
1.Gotta Serve Somebody --
2.Precious Angel --
3.I Believe In You --
4.Slow Train --
5.Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking --
6.Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) --
7.When You Gonna Wake Up --
8.Man Gave Names To All The Animals --
9.When He Returns --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Bob Dylan (vocals, guitar); Mark Knopfler (guitar); Muscle Shoals Horns (horns); Barry Beckett (keyboards, percussion); Tim Drummond (bass); Pick Withers (drums); Mickey Buckins (percussion); Carolyn Dennis, Helena Springs, Regina Havis (background vocals).
Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Of all the pitstops made by the nomadically creative Dylan, none was more unusual than his brief conversion to Christianity in the late '70s. SLOW TRAIN COMING was the first of two records (SAVED being the other) that found Zimmerman exploring his newfound faith. Recorded at Memphis' famed Muscle Shoals Studios and produced by soul vets Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett, SLOW TRAIN's supporting cast includes Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler on guitar and Pick Withers on drums, along with a handful of studio musicians.
Knopfler's crisp guitar playing is surrounded by a punchy horn section and a phalanx of female background singers who are a perfect compliment to Dylan's revitalized vocals. Songs such as "When He Returns" and "Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking" reverberate with the conviction of Dylan's new faith whereas "When You Gonna Wake Up" simultaneously celebrates America's greatness as a country and warns of the need to seek a new set of values. Dylan eventually won a Best Rock Vocal Grammy for "Gotta Serve Somebody," but the enigmatic one renounced his conversion to Christianity by 1983.