Album: Shakespears Sister, Songs from the Red Room (SF records)

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The return of Shakespears Sister isn't quite what it seems. Marcella Detroit, the operatic songbird of "Stay", isn't involved, leaving just the "foghorn" half of Newman & Baddiel's cruel-but-hilarious parody.

In fact, Siobhan Fahey has merely re-adopted the SS name for what one can only assume are commercial reasons. If it works, good luck to her, because her spiky electro-rock has its moments, notably "Was It Worth It", which reunites Fahey with Terry Hall for the first time since those Fun Boy Three and Bananarama days.