Picks and Pans Review: Rainbows
Ever since she left Brooklyn, changed her name from Francine Glossman and married Latin band leader Xavier Cugat, Lane has gotten by more on her way with a camera than with a song. That's too bad, since she is a passable singer, and compared with her successor as Mrs. Cugat, Charo, a veritable Joan Sutherland. But in this all-disco album, unfortunately, Abbe, now 47, can't be seen or heard. Disco versions of Over the Rainbow and Ain't No Mountain High Enough notwithstanding, there is little melody, and only those desperate for a beat—any beat—will find comfort here. The LP's saving grace is in its dedication: "To my two sons, Andrew and Steven, who in their sweet, gentle and eloquent way said, 'Everyone else's Mommy has made an album, make one or you and us are through.' "
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