Tuesday, 26 February 2002
am not a country fan, I am not a Lyle Lovett fan, but I am a big fan of
this disc. I picked up Joshua Judges Ruth to use for checking out 5.1
systems. I was expecting to find a well-recorded disc that would help
me evaluate various systems. I found that and more. The music on this
disc is great and has not left the CD player in my theater system since
I put it in over a month ago.
As you can tell from the title, this disc has strong biblical and
gospel influences. The album starts off with a swinging hit called
"I’ve Been To Memphis" and then slides into the high-energy,
gospel-oriented "Church." The album also features some guest vocals:
Rickie Lee Jones on "North Dakota" and Emmylou Harris in a soulful
"She’s Leaving Me Because She Really Wants To."
Lovett’s singing throughout is heartfelt and moving. The ...