Quiet Lies

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Quiet Lies
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Studio album by Juice Newton
Released 1982
Genre Country, Pop
Label Capitol
Producer Richard Landis
Juice Newton chronology
Quiet Lies
Dirty Looks

Quiet Lies is a 1982 album by American pop-country star Juice Newton. It reached #20 on the Billboard pop chart and includes three major hits, "Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me", "Break It to Me Gently" and "Heart of the Night". Quiet Lies sold more than 900,000 copies in the U.S. (earning Newton her fourth RIAA Gold certification) and was re-issued on CD in 1990 and 2006.


"Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me" was the first single released from the 1982 album, for which Newton received a "Best Female Vocalist - Pop" nomination. The video for this song received the "Video of the Year" award from the American Video Association. The song reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts. It peaked at #30 on the Country chart.

The album's second single -- "Break It to Me Gently" (originally a 1962 hit for Brenda Lee) -- won Juice Newton her first Grammy in 1983, in the category of "Best Female Vocalist - Country." The song hit number one on the adult contemporary chart, number two on the country chart and number 11 on the Hot 100. "Heart of the Night", written by John Bettis and Michael Clark, was the opening track for the album. It was released as the third and final single, reaching number four on the adult contemporary chart and 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1983.

Track list[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Heart of the Night"   John Bettis, Michael Clark 4:06
2. "Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me"   Gary Burr 3:12
3. "Break It to Me Gently"   Joe Seneca, Diane Lambert 4:00
4. "Love Sail Away"   Otha Young 3:28
5. "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can"   Bob McDill 3:52
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'm Gonna Be Strong"   Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil 3:36
2. "Trail of Tears"   A. Reid Reynolds, R. Cook 2:56
3. "Adios Mi Corazon"   Otha Young 4:08
4. "Falling in Love"   Wayland Holyfield, Bob McDill 3:28
5. "Ever True"   Otha Young 4:02


  • Philip Aaberg – synthesizer, keyboards
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizer
  • Reverend Dave Boruff – saxophone
  • Joe Chemay – backing vocals
  • Joe Chiccarelli – engineer, recording
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • George Doering – guitar
  • Steve Forman – Jew's harp
  • Steve George – backing vocals
  • Andrew Gold – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Haas – backing vocals
  • George Hawkins – bass, backing vocals
  • Jim Horn – saxophone
  • Kim Hutchcroft – saxophone
  • Jon Joyce – backing vocals
  • David Landis – percussion
  • Doug Livingston – keyboards
  • Chuck Martin – guitar
  • Chris Montan – backing vocals
  • Juice Newton – guitar, lead vocals
  • Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Emil Richards – vibraphone, chimes
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Rick Shlosser – drums
  • Harry Stinson – backing vocals
  • Neil Stubenhaus – bass
  • Fred Tackett – guitar
  • Richard Tee – keyboards
  • Otha Young – synthesizer, guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Charlie Calello - arrangements

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 7
U.S. Billboard 200 20
Canadian RPM Top Albums 36

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