Rickie Lee Jones The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard (Limited)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  NEWW 6112

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: February 6, 2007
  • Label: New West Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - p.p.75
"[E]nriched by roadhouse rhythms and her distinctive whiskey-soaked voice....It's still vintage Rickie..." -- Grade: B
Q - p.112
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he eight-minute 'I Was There' showcases her still extraordinary space-pixie vocal chops. Boldly different."
Uncut - p.98
4 stars out of 5 -- "SERMON's musical crudeness gives it a powerful immediacy. Strangely accessible and highly addictive, it's her best work in three decades."
No Depression - p.119
"Jones' new songs are quite literally private prayers. It takes the coalescence of her still astonishingly expressive voice and a sympathetic, locked-tight band to transform those confessions."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.104
4 stars out of 5 -- "At times primordial, hallucinatory and sweetly self-examining..."

Tracks:

  • 1.Nobody Knows My Name
  • 2.Gethsemane
  • 3.Falling Up
  • 4.Lamp of the Body
  • 5.It Hurts
  • 6.Where I Like It Best
  • 7.Tried to Be a Man
  • 8.Circle in the Sand
  • 9.Donkey Ride
  • 10.7th Day
  • 11.Elvis Cadillac
  • 12.Road to Emmaus
  • 13.I Was There

Product Description:

Personnel: Rickie Lee Jones (vocals, guitar, dulcimer, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, xylophone, bass guitar, percussion); Peter Atanasoff (guitar, oud, background vocals); Bernie Larsen (guitar, drums); Pete Thomas , Rob Schnapf (acoustic guitar); Joey Maramba (bass guitar); Jay Bellerose (drums); Lee Cantelon (background vocals).
After several albums of jazz and pop songbook standards, neo-beatnik hipster songstress Rickie Lee Jones released THE SERMON ON EXPOSITION BOULEVARD, one of the most inspired and well-crafted albums of her career. Reportedly based on the gospels of Christ, this album shouldn't be mistaken for Jones's born-again coming-out party. While the biblical references are numerous and not always subtle ("Donkey Ride"), the lyrical abstractions position the album as more about finding a peaceful self than about finding Jesus.
Musically, the album is varied yet cohesive. The listener is reminded of Jones's long-standing relationship with Tom Waits on the gritty "Tried to Be a Man," replete with a Waits-inspired raspy vocal. The most obvious reference point here, however, is the late-1990s and early-'00s albums of Lucinda Williams. This is "adult" music with a "contemporary," slightly "alternative" studio sheen, but it's far too impassioned on the one hand ("Lamp of the Body") and righteously swinging on the other ("Circle in the Sand"), to ever warrant a tag as bland and limiting as one encompassing those dreaded terms.

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