I mentioned Rick Elias in a post about a week ago and that got me thinking and digging through the obscure music file that is my CD collection and, lo and behold, I found this: 1990’s Rick Elias and the Confessions. It’s hard to believe the music on the disc is 20 years old (which, I realize, is definitely an ‘old person’ kind of sentence).
I faintly remember seeing him live (at either an Atlanta Fest or Creation or something like that). It’s pretty straight rock-in-roll. Kind of rootsy (mandolin), kind of Sprinsteeny … you know, American. The songs, I believe, are somewhat an autobiographical journey of faith, without being either preachy or overt.
This album has two “gems” (“Streets of Rome,” later re-recorded for the album Blink and “The Word is Love,” which serves as a centerpiece for this album). However, the whole album is strong, if you ever get a chance.
Here’s the rundown:
Rick Elias and the Confessions, (Self-titled)
1990. Alarma Records
- Confession of Love
- Streets of Rome
- Miles and Miles
- Before the Fall
- The Word is Love
- Riot (Comin’ On)
- Without One Word
Anyone else heard of Rick Elias? What do you think of the song? Comment your thoughts and memories here.