Interscop / Universal
FIVE YEARS AGO, Joan Osborne burst on to the music scene with her major label debut, Relish. The success of her hit, One Of Us, and subsequent Grammy nominations were followed by the sort of lull that takes many first time stars out of the public eye and into one-hit wonder status.
However, Osborne is back with the album Righteous Love. It is a delight for a number of reasons, not the least of which is a growing spiritual dimension to her work.
Relish was notable for many reasons, but chief was the fact that her soulful and sultry alto wrapped itself around lyrics that had God as a …