'Solid Rock' (1980)
The release of Bob Dylan's 1979 born-again LP Slow Train Coming was a major event, and the album hit Number Three on the Billboard Hot 100. Less than a year later he released Saved, which was greeted like the second moon landing. It was a million times less interesting the second time around, and his label was even reluctant about putting it out. But the album has never really gotten a fair hearing. "Solid Rock" is one of the highlights, and it firmly explains Dylan's dedication to his new beliefs. "I won't let go, and I can't let go," he sings. "And I can't let go, won't get go and I can't let go no more." A few years later, he let go and re-embraced his Jewish heritage.
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