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Juice Newton

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Year of Release: 1993

track listing
  • You Make Me Want
    To Make You Mine
  • Won't You Stay
    Just A Little Bit
  • Slip Away
  • Stuck In The Middle
    With You
  • Can't Wait All Night
  • 'Til You Cry
  • Emotions
  • A Little Love
  • Good Time
    To Say Goodbye
  • Both To Each Other
    (Friends And Lovers)
  • Hurt
  • Tell Me True
  • Old Flame
  • First Time Caller
  • Sailor Song
  • Cheap Love
  • Easy Way Out
  • Roll On Truckers
  • Waiting For The Sun
  • Let Your Woman
    Take Care Of You

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    Juice Newton

    Her real name is Judith Kay Newton, but we know her better as "Juice" Newton -- A Country/Pop singer, who's claim to fame from songs such as "Angel Of The Morning," "The Sweetest Thing," and "Queen Of Hearts." These songs were well recognized as Pop songs, yet she never had a #1 Pop song, she did achieve quite a few #1 hits on the Country chart. These songs were all recorded on her first record label, Captiol Records.

    Emotions contained the later #1 hits of her career, as she moved from Capitol Records to RCA: "You Want Me Want To Make You Mine," "Hurt," "Both To Each Other (Friends And Lovers)" (duet with Eddie Rabbitt). She never really considered herself as a Country singer, yet others did. And listening to Emotions, these songs do have a more Pop/Rock feel, rather than Country. (Take for example, the song "Slip Away," a song she had done with a band called Silver Spur. This particular song was originally recorded by R&B artist Clarence Carter.) Speaking of Rock, there's even a cover of the Stealers Wheel classic, "Stuck In The Middle With You."

    Defintely the sound of Pop are heard on such songs as "Won't You Stay Just A Little Bit Longer," "Can't Wait All Night." The soft-tempo'd "If You Cry" does have a somewhat Country feel, as it could easily fit the Country format. The ballad "Emotions" sounds more Country than Pop (one of few songs that can classify as "County") and quite surely one of the best songs from this album. (Another song in this same style is her #1 Country hit, "Hurt.")

    "A Little Love" returns to Pop, "Good Time To Say Goodbye" has a more Rock feel, like the 1970s rock of Linda Ronstadt. "Tell Me True" could fit both Pop & Country, yet it would be favored more on Country radio. "Old Flame" is a nice ballad, and another song more favored on Country playlists. "First Time Caller" has both the Pop & Country styles. "Sailor Song" has the Linda Ronstadt ballad sound. "Cheap Love" has the Country Rock style (Linda Ronstadt).

    "Easy Way Out" -- easily, Pop. With a title such as "Roll On Truckers," the style can easily be -- Country. (My question is, who is singing this song? There is a male lead voice on this track.) "Waiting For The Sun" is another nice Pop/Country ballad. Linda Ronstadt Pop Rock is compared to the last track, "Let Your Woman Take Care Of You."

    Juice Newton's Emotions is a very good collection of Juice Newton's Pop (or) Country tracks. Whether you classify her as Pop or Country, there's a little bit of both worlds on each song. They all could easily fit either the Pop or Country formats. As expected, her Greatest Hits collection consists of her Capitol tracks, where Emotions has tracks from the RCA label. (Like the Crystal Gayle review a few weeks back, most compilations focuses on a particular record label.) Rock, Pop, Country -- Juice Newton is all of these styles, and Emotions is a good retrospective of her later prime years.

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