Picks and Pans Review: Critics' Choice

updated 06/12/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/12/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER Most of the biggest songs and best voices of the musical stage, from Al Jolson to Barbra Streisand, show up in this 81-song collection, covering productions staged from 1898 to 1964. (Smithsonian Collection)

STRAIGHT TO THE SKY Defending women's right to rap, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam read the rhyming act to the guys. (Columbia)

SO GOOD Twenty-year-old Mica Paris glides into the top ranks of today's pop soul singers with her silky debut album. (Island)

FULL MOON FEVER Tom Petty gives his Heartbreakers a break and gets along more than nicely on his own. (MCA)

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