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Tzuke, Judie - 1982 Shoot The Moon

ARTIST: Tzuke, Judie
ALBUM: Shoot The Moon
LABEL: Chrysalis
YEAR: 1982
CD REISSUE: 1994, Beat Goes On, BGOCD226


LINEUP: Judie Tzuke - vocals * Mike Paxman - guitars * John Edwards - bass * Bob Noble - keyboards * Charlie Morgan - drums, percussion

TRACK LISTING: 01 Heaven Can Wait * 02 Love On The Border * 03 Information * 04 Beacon Hill * 05 Don't Let Me Sleep * 06 I'm Not A Loser * 07 Now There Is No Love At All * 08 Late Again * 09 Liggers At Your Funeral * 10 Water In Motion * 11 Shoot The Moon


Described as the archetypal English Rose, Judie Tzuke had by this stage of her career, decided to 'rock out' a little more. 'Shoot The Moon' was Judie's debut album for the Chrysalis label, after having spent years under the direction of Rocket Records, the home of Elton John. First coming to the attention of British listeners with her hit single 'Stay With Me 'Till Dawn', she'd already had a raft of albums under her belt. However, by 1981 her tenure at Rocket ended when she knew her career could not be sustained any longer.

The Songs
'Shoot The Moon' as an album, is mainly a lilting affair, but rocks out assertively when called upon. Sure, there are ballads but when you line them up against the quality of tracks like 'Heaven Can Wait', 'I'm Not A Loser' and the albums first single 'Love On The Border', the newly found streaks of controlled aggression are a breath of fresh air. Coupled with the radio-oriented direction found on 'Information' and 'Beacon Hill' you'll be wondering why Judie didn't take up residence in AOR Boulevard a hell of a lot earlier than 1982. Side Two contains some change up moments: the heavy back-beat of 'Now There Is No Love At All', the introspective 'Liggers At Your Funeral' or the lite jazz flavoured 'Water In Motion', ensuring there is variety among the continuity.

In Summary
A few more albums for Chrysalis, including the excellent 'Ritmo', and Judie knew it was time to take control yet again and move on to another label, which she did for 1985's 'The Cat Is Out' on Legacy Records. Since that time, she has released a heap of albums, mostly these can be accessed via her website (URL below). An interesting artist with selective discography for the intrigued melodic rocker.

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#1 | Eric on October 10 2008 13:37:48
Every Tzuke album is a gem, including this one. A extraordinary talent. What's she doing now?
#2 | Jez on October 11 2008 14:56:06
Eric - she is still releasing albums and touring. Her latest CD is called 'Songs 2' avaliable over at her website.

Fantastic album this one and my fave Judie albums, although 'I Am The Phoenix' follows very closely behind. This one is probably her most Rock orientated of all her extensive catologue and features some excellent songs in 'Heaven Can Wait', 'Love On The Border' 'Information' and 'I'm Not A Loser' (track 6 not mentioned above). Great live as well and I was fortunate enough to see her on this tour, which produced the excellent live album' Road Noise'.
#3 | super80boy on July 07 2014 04:22:22
Glad she decided to take a gander into the AOR realm of was a worthy effort. The single 'Love On The Border' is an exceptional female AOR cut. 'Information' traverses new wave rock corridors with that subtle synth melody and is another first rate song. I like the grinding arrangements in 'Now There Is No Love At All'. 'Liggers At Your Funeral' has a cool moody atmospheric tone.
#4 | kim_hp on July 08 2014 07:08:50
Who else has recorded 'I'm Not a Loser' ?? I remember hearing this on another album not so long ago. Please help guys?
#5 | kim_hp on July 08 2014 16:50:19
Found it. This has also been recorded by Karen Blake on her excellent "Just One Heart" album.
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