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© Pair Records
Year of Release: 1993
You Make Me Want
To Make You Mine
Won't You Stay
Just A Little Bit
Stuck In The Middle
Can't Wait All Night
'Til You Cry
A Little Love
To Say Goodbye
Both To Each Other
(Friends And Lovers)
Tell Me True
First Time Caller
Easy Way Out
Roll On Truckers
Waiting For The Sun
Let Your Woman
Take Care Of You
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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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