Picks and Pans Review: Jewel

updated 07/11/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/11/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Marcella Detroit

As one-half of Shakespear's Sister (whose "Stay" went Top 40 in 1992), Marcella Detroit provided glass-shattering counterpoint to Siobhan Fahey's sly growl. Now on her own, she puts on quite a show, playing a stylistic Everywoman. Her soprano stretches from quirky funk ("Cool People") to silky soul ("James Brown") to chamber music ("Prima-donna") to campy psychedelia (the title song). Except for a couple of minor blemishes (like the bland "You Don't Tell Me Everything"), this Jewel outshines most of the competition. (Lon-don/PLG)

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