1982 Marcy Levy – Marcella

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. 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.

The song “Love Side” was covered by Rita Coolidge on her 1984 album Inside the Fire with the title “Hit Me on the Loveside”.

Tracks

1  Close To Her (Marcy Levy; Richard Feldman) 03:59
2  First Invasion (Marcy Levy; Richard Feldman; Walt Richmond; David Batteau) 04:01
3  All My Love (Marcy Levy; Richard Feldman) 04:12
4  Waiting On You (Marcy Levy; Richard Feldman) 03:05
5  Life Is On The Line (Marcy Levy; Richard Feldman) 04:28
6  I Can’t Stand It (Marcy Levy; Richard Feldman; Scott Shelly) 03:21
7  Get To Know You (Marcy Levy; Richard Feldman; Geo Conner) 03:44
8  I Can’t Wait That Long (Marcy Levy; Richard Feldman; JC Crowley) 03:37
9  To You (Marcy Levy; Richard Feldman) 03:39
10  Love Side (Marcy Levy; JC Crowley) 05:02

Media

Musicians

1 Close To Her

BassBob Glaub
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarRichard Feldman
12 String GuitarScott Shelly
PianoAlan Pasqua
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
Background VocalsRick Calhoun
VocalsMarcy Levy


2 First Invasion

BassBob Glaub
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarRichard Feldman
GuitarScott Shelly
PianoWalt Richmond
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
SaxTom Scott
PercussionMike Botts
PercussionPaul Grupp
VocalsMarcy Levy


3 All My Love

BassBob Glaub
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarRichard Feldman
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsRichard Page
VocalsMarcy Levy


4 Waiting On You

BassBob Glaub
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarRichard Feldman
PianoWalt Richmond
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
HarmonicaMarcy Levy
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsFrank Rand
VocalsMarcy Levy


5 Life Is On The Line

DrumsJamie Oldaker
GuitarRichard Feldman
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
SynthesizerJohn Boylan
ProgrammingCasey Young
Background VocalsTimothy B Schmit
VocalsMarcy Levy


6 I Can’t Stand It

BassTrey Thompson
DrumsJamie Oldaker
GuitarRichard Feldman
PianoJai Winding
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTimothy B Schmit
VocalsMarcy Levy


7 Get To Know You

BassBob Glaub
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarRichard Feldman
PianoWalt Richmond
PercussionMike Botts
Background VocalsRichard Page
VocalsMarcy Levy


8 I Can’t Wait That Long

BassTrey Thompson
DrumsJamie Oldaker
PianoJai Winding
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTimothy B Schmit
VocalsMarcy Levy


9 To You

BassBob Glaub
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarRichard Feldman
PianoWalt Richmond
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
PercussionMike Botts
Background VocalsTimothy B Schmit
VocalsMarcy Levy


10 Love Side

BassTrey Thompson
DrumsJamie Oldaker
GuitarRichard Feldman
Slide GuitarDon Felder
ClavinetAlan Pasqua
Hammond OrganAlan Pasqua
PianoJai Winding
Background VocalsMax Gronenthal
VocalsMarcy Levy

Liner Notes

Producer – Frank Rand, John Boylan
Co-producer – Richard Feldman
Engineer – Paul Grupp, Jim Pace, Phil Jost
Engineer (Additional) – Phil Jamtaas, Ed Cherney
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Mixed By (Assistant) – Phil Jamtaas
Recorded By (Assitant) – Bruce Barris, Ed Cherney

Photography – George Holz

Mastered At Capitol Studios, LA
Mixed At The Record Plant, LA
Recorded At Sound City, LA
Recorded At Westlake Studios, LA