It's Like This - Rickie Lee Jones
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  • Summary: Much like her 1991 release 'Pop Pop,' this album showcases Jones' vocal talents as she reinterprets an eclectic variety of songs (by everyone from The Beatles and Marvin Gaye to Steely Dan and Gershwin) in her own unique style.
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  1. It's Like This finds Jones and her top-notch team of instrumentalists doing justice to the brilliant material she's selected, creating a musical wonderland where timeless songs meet spirited, lovely performances.
  2. A rare treat, with Jones' stripped-back, largely acoustic band brilliantly framing that voice... [Nov. 2000, p.109]
  3. Jones' fans may be disappointed at the lack of original material and the shortness of the set -- just over 37 minutes -- but as a showcase for the singer's interpretive talents, it's dynamite.
  4. Although it doesn't always work as a whole, this adventurous collection echoes Jones' catalog thematically and musically...
  5. Jones' unmistakable style is unlike anyone else's, and that fact alone will turn away some potential listeners; however, for fans of gentle jazz-pop, It's Like This is an intimate, dreamy wander through the songbooks of the last century.
  6. And fortunately, Rickie also goes beyond the cliched songbook, choosing songs which the soaring yet contemplative voice lends itself perfectly to, and makes her own...
  7. 40
    Jones admits a queasy air of self-congratulation to her third album of jazzified covers.

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