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Jones likes 'guest' role on new album

Feb. 6, 2007 at 9:38 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Singer Rickie Lee Jones felt like a bit of a guest on her own new album recorded in Los Angeles.

The songs on the veteran singer-songwriter's "The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard" were inspired by "The Words," author Lee Cantelon's book about the teachings of Jesus Christ. The musical ideas were crafted by guitarist Peter Atanasoff.

"In this situation I got to walk into somebody else's setting," explains Jones, a two-time Grammy Award winner who was the Best New Artist in 1979. "They had created this music that I never would have created, nor was I responsible for the situation.

"I was a guest, and being a guest I was able to find other ways of expressing music than I do when I'm the initiator. It was a great role for me," she said.

"Sermon" is Jones' first set of new material since 2003. She's currently touring to promote the album.

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