The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard

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The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard
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Studio album by
Released6 February 2007
Recorded2005 Sunset Sound
GenreFolk rock
LabelNew West
ProducerLee Cantelon, Peter Atanasoff, Rob Schnapf
Rickie Lee Jones chronology
Rickie Lee Jones: Duchess of Coolsville
The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard
Balm in Gilead
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Q3/5 stars[2]

The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard is an album by American singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones, released in February 2007 on the independent New West label. It was produced by Lee Cantelon, Peter Atanasoff and Rob Schnapf, additional production by Bernie Larsen.

It was inspired by Lee Cantelon's book The Words,[3] which contains the essential teachings of Jesus rewritten for a modern audience.[4]

A special edition was also released, with an expanded booklet, a 5.1 surround mix, a Super Audio CD version of the record, MP3 copies of the album, and a 50-minute DVD that documents the project from its beginning.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nobody Knows My Name" (Rickie Lee Jones, Lee Cantelon, Peter Atanasoff) – 3:24
  2. "Gethsemane" (Jones, Atanasoff) – 2:23
  3. "Falling Up" (Jones, Atanasoff) – 4:39
  4. "Lamp of the Body" (Jones, Atanasoff) – 2:57
  5. "It Hurts" (Jones, Atanasoff) – 3:45
  6. "Where I Like It Best" (Jones, Cantelon, Atanasoff) – 5:44
  7. "Tried to Be a Man" (Jones) – 3:44
  8. "Circle in the Sand" (Jones, Cantelon, Atanasoff, Bernie Larsen) – 3:29
  9. "Donkey Ride" (Jones, Atanasoff) – 2:52
  10. "7th Day" (Jones) – 3:59
  11. "Elvis Cadillac" (Jones, Atanasoff) – 3:57
  12. "Road to Emmaus" (Cantelon, Atanasoff) – 4:18
  13. "I Was There" (Jones) – 8:21


  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussions, toy xylophone, finger cymbals, electric piano, bowed dulcimer, tambourine
  • Bernie Larsen – guitar, drums, synthesizer, percussion, vocals, engineer, additional production
  • Pete Thomas – guitar
  • Rob Schnapf – guitar
  • Steve Abagon – guitar
  • Peter Atanasoff – guitar, oud, background vocals
  • Joey Maramba – bass guitar
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • Joey Waronker – drums
  • Lee Cantelon – background vocals
  • Jonathan Stearns – trumpet


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 December 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Kane, Pete (March 2007). "Rickie Lee Jones – The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard". Q (248): 112.
  3. ^ Jones, Rickie Lee. "The Words". Rickie Lee Jones. Retrieved 23 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Cantelon, Lee. "The Words website". Retrieved 23 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Jones, Rickie Lee. "The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard Reviews". Retrieved 23 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)