Marcella (album)

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Studio album by Marcy Levy
Released 1982
Genre Pop
Label Epic
Producer Frank Rand, John Boylan
Marcy Levy chronology
Singles from Marcella
  1. "Close to Her"
    Released: 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

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.[2] For unknown reasons, the album was not finished. Detroit later stopped touring with Clapton to focus more on her own solo career. Whilst working on singing and songwriting for numerous artists including Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Chaka Khan, Belinda Carlisle, and Al Jarreau, she was also working on her own solo album, and Marcella was finally released in 1982 and failed to appear on any major charts. After the commercial failure of the album, Epic Records refused her tour allowance with John Mellencamp, and she was later dropped by the label.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Close to Her" 4:09
2. "First Invasion" 4:14
3. "All My Love" 4:22
4. "Waiting on You" 3:18
5. "Life Is on the Line" 4:31
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "I Can't Stand It" 3:28
2. "Get to Know You" 3:56
3. "I Can't Wait That Long" 3:46
4. "To You" 3:47
5. "Love Side" 5:12