Picks and Pans Review: Loretta

UPDATED 05/05/1980 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/05/1980 at 01:00 AM EDT

Loretta Lynn

You loved the book. You loved the movie, even with Sissy Spacek as the Lynn surrogate in Coal Miner's Daughter. And there's no reason you won't keep on lovin' Loretta in this LP. It has some sin: a pleasing version of the C&W anthem It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels and the not-as-racy-as-it-sounds Naked in the Rain. It has family: Sweet, Sweet Daddy. It has unrequited and no-longer-requited love: You're a Cross I Can't Bear and I Should Be Over You by Now. Most endearingly, it has Pregnant Again ("It just can't be so/But I never could count when the lights were down low"). Her repertoire already includes such hits as The Pill and One's on the Way but Loretta, at 45, seems intent on recording enough obstetrical songs to one day fill a collection that could be called "The Planned Parenthood Blues."

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