18 APRIL 1966
Cilla Black’s second album ‘Cilla Sings a Rainbow’ was released on this day. It featured mostly cover versions of other hits (including the Walker Brother’s ‘Make it Easy on Yourself’) and reached #4 in the UK album charts.
'Love's Just a Broken Heart' was released as a single and reached #5 in the UK, although it failed to chart in the US, where Cilla's career never really took off.
Cilla and producer George Martin clearly threw everything in to this to make it an epic, but it falls short of her earlier work on songs like 'You're My World'. It all seems rather stiff and MOR.