Lena & Gabor

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Lena & Gabor
Lena & Gabor.jpg
Studio album by Lena Horne and Gábor Szabó
Released 1970
Recorded October and November 1969
Los Angeles, California and New York City
Genre Crossover jazz
Length 36:02
Label Skye
SK 15
Producer Gary McFarland, Gábor Szabó
Gábor Szabó chronology
Lena & Gabor
Magical Connection
(1970)Magical Connection1970
Lena Horne chronology
(1966) Soul1966
Lena & Gabor
(1969) Lena & Gabor1969
Harry & Lena
(1970) Harry & Lena1970
Watch What Happens Cover
Lena Horne - Watch What Happens.jpg

Lena & Gabor is an album by American vocalist Lena Horne and Hungarian guitarist Gábor Szabó, arranged and produced by Gary McFarland. It was recorded in 1969 and released on the Skye label.[1] The album was Lena Horne's first album release in four years, and a saw her return to the charts with the single "Watch What Happens". The Skye Records label declared bankruptcy in 1970 and the backcatalog was acquired by Buddha Records and the album was re-issued in 1971 as Watch What Happens.[2]


The Allmusic review states "Lena & Gabor is an unexpected delight, capturing a soulfulness and sass largely absent from the singer's previous efforts. Producer and arranger Gary McFarland's candy-coated orchestral settings afford Horne the opportunity to step out of the elegant but often stuffy refinement of her classic LPs and let down her hair".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rocky Racoon" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 3:30
  2. "Something" (George Harrison) - 3:09
  3. "Everybody's Talkin'" (Fred Neil) - 2:55
  4. "In My Life" (Lennon, McCartney) - 2:56
  5. "Yesterday When I Was Young" (Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer) - 4:07
  6. "Watch What Happens" (Michel Legrand, Norman Gimbel, Jacques Demy) - 4:01
  7. "My Mood Is You" (Carl Sigman) - 4:43
  8. "Message to Michael" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 3:17
  9. "Nightwind" (Robert Kessler, Robert Scott) - 3:39
  10. "The Fool on the Hill" (Lennon, McCartney) - 3:45
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, California and at A&R Recording Studios in New York between October and November 1969



  1. ^ Payne, D. Gábor Szabó discography accessed February 21, 2012
  2. ^ Payne, D. Skye Records discography accessed February 21, 2012
  3. ^ a b Ankeny, J. Allmusic Review accessed February 21, 2012