Sunday, February 3, 2008
The Gospel According to Ricki Lee Jones
Ricki Lee Jones
The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard
5 teaspoons of Bosco (Out of 5)
By Allen Bacon
Bosco the Blog
The best Christian album of 2007 is not going to receive a Grammy for Christian Music or be played in rotation on Christian Rock stations. The Best Christian album of 2007 was made by Rickie Lee Jones, one of the best songwriters and singers of her generation.
"The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard", her 14th album, is Jones best and introspective work since her debut album in 1978. At the age of 54, she still personifies the cool and sophistication of the album she made as a younger woman.
This album, which places Christ in a downtown LA setting is a reworking of the gospel in a modern age and also serves as an exploration of Jones own faith.
See Rickie Lee Jones now on Bosco TV: The Music Channel