Jewel (Marcella Detroit album). Studio album by Marcella Detroit. 22 March 1994 (1994-03-22). Jewel is the second studio album by American singer Marcella Detroit, and her first since leaving band Shakespears Sister. It was released in March 1994 under London Records to moderate commercial success. 1 Critical reception. 5 Jewel: The Original Demo Recordings.
Marcella is the debut studio album by British-based American musician Marcy Levy, who in her later career would perform under the name Marcella Detroit. Detroit aka Levy began working on her debut solo album with producer David Foster in the mid-1970s signed to RSO Records, whilst she was touring with Eric Clapton. The album was primarily an R&B-oriented record, which Detroit felt was an attempt to "pigeonhole" her by RSO Records. For unknown reasons, the album was not finished.
Marcella Detroit (born Marcella Levy, June 21, 1952) is an American soprano vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. She co-wrote the 1977 Eric Clapton hit "Lay Down Sally" and released her debut album Marcella in 1982. She joined Shakespears Sister in 1988 with ex-Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey. Their first two albums, Sacred Heart (1989), and Hormonally Yours (1992), both reached the top 10 of the UK Albums Chart.
Marcella Detroit's first solo album following the demise of Shakespear's Sister is actually the second solo album of her career. It is sad to say that this is somewhat of a disappointing affair. Through her work with Shakespear's Sister (especially on the second album Hormonally Yours), she demonstrated her skill at writing and performing powerful rock/pop songs. This talent is not entirely displayed on Jewel. The CD sounds formulaic and overproduced by Chris Thomas.
Complete your Marcella Detroit collection. Helicon Records, London Records.
Art of Melancholy, 04:26. Perfect World, 05:20.
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|A4||Art Of Melancholy|
|A7||Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
Featuring – Elton John
|B1||I'm No Angel|
|B2||I Want To Take You Higher|
|B3||You Don't Tell Me Everything|
|B5||Out Of My Mind|
- Producer – Chris Thomas
NotesManufactured in Greece by "London Recordings"
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