- Released: July 15, 1993
- Label: Malaco Records
- 1.Joy and Pain
- 2.Hearts Are Make to Be Loved
- 3.Take It Like a Women
- 4.It's a Pleasure Easin' Your Pain
- 5.You're Gonna Make Me Cry
- 6.A Two-Way Thang
- 7.'Bout to Make Me Leave Home
- 8.You Know What You're Gettin' at Home
- 9.It Don't Hurt Like It Used To
- 10.Long on Lovin'
Producers: Shirley Brown, Winston Stewart, Bobby Manuel, Frederick Knight.
Personnel: Shirley Brown (background vocals); Bobby Manuel (guitar, programming); Will McFarlane (guitar); Jim Williamson (saxophone); Doug Moffet (baritone saxophone); Harrison Calloway (trumpet, horns); Charles Rose (trombone); Clayton Ivey (keyboards); Roger Hawkins (drums); Lester Snell, Winston Stewart (programming); Fannie Hightower, Jackie Johnson, Jacquelyn Reddick, Jewel Bass, Thomisene Anderson, William Brown , Valeria Kashimuri (background vocals).
Recording information: Black Diamond Studios, Memphis, TN; Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, AL.
Photographer: Roger Farrwell.
Arranger: Harrison Calloway.
Brown reintroduces Bettye Crutcher's forgettable tune, "Long on Lovin'" which wasThe best is the title tune with its churchy arpeggios and Brown's shrilly wailing of it. "Hearts Are Made to Be Loved" is a tear-jerking midtempo that Brown shrieks through as though it were a personal confession. Then, "Take It Like a Woman" finds her in a feisty mood as she breaks the news to a woman that she's taken her man from her. The remnant is pleasant, mostly in the same midtempo seventies soul style and sure to satisfy Brown's usual connoisseurs. ~ Bil Carpenter