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Mistaken Identity Collection [Best of]

Kim Carnes Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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1. Bette Davis Eyes
2. Hit And Run
3. Mistaken Identity
4. When I'm Away From You
5. Draw Of The Cards
6. Break The Rules Tonite (Out Of School)
7. Still Hold On
8. Don't Call It Love
9. Miss You Tonite
10. My Old Pals
11. More Love
12. Invisible Hands (Dance Mix)
13. Voyeur
14. Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes)
15. I Pretend
16. Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer - Kim Carnes/Kenny Rogers

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4.0 out of 5 stars Kim's Masterpiece April 12 2005
Format:Audio CD
Once you get past the (still) great pop moment of "Bette Davis Eyes", you discover an amazingly entertaining collection. Some of the best love songs of the era are here, like the gorgeous, heart-breaking "Still Hold On", and the synth-driven "Miss You Tonite". The rest of the tracks are all good.."My Old Pals" is all piano and regret, "Hit and Run" is countrified genius, and "Draw of the Cards" weird and haunting. Sadly, Kim never seemed to get back to this level of songs. Five years on from '81, she was trapped in best forgotten pop dreck.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the Before And After review Dec 21 2003
By Da Man
Format:Audio CD
Kim Carnes released Mistaken Identity in April 1981
While she had just recently crossed over to pop-charts the previous year with More Love and her duet with Kenny Rogers, Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer (both of which are bonus tracks here), raspy-voiced Kim Carnes was a seasoned pro. Having written songs for the likes of Barbra Streisand. However, she hadn't yet really had the breakout smash she'd dreamed of yet.
BETTE DAVIS EYES!!! The song spent 9 weeks at #1 on the Billboard chart. The parent album also was a chart-topper. While she'd been around nearly 15 years at this point and was in her mid-30's, Kim Carnes seemed like an overnight sensation. The hits didn't just stop here. She also had hit singles with the trippy new-wave Draw Of The Cards (in my book, one of the weirdest videos ever, VH1 Classic airs it occasionally) and the AC-ish title track.
Kim Carnes is a very underrated artist, and while Bette Davis Eyes was an almost overwhelming success... it's not the only thing she ever did. The other 9 tracks on the album show how eclectic the raspy-voice blonde was. Ranging from rock to country to adult contemporary to even Kraftwerk-ish style new wave.. Kim briefly reached the top of the mountain. Unfortunately the fact she never could duplicate BDE's success became her eventual undoing as a pop star.
This album is almost a self-serving Greatest Hits when considered the bonus tracks. All of the bonus tracks were hits too, More Love, Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer, Voyeur, Invisible Hands, Crazy In The Night, etc... Making it an essential 80's album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Her Identity Is No Mistake Oct. 23 2000
Format:Audio CD
Razor and Tie did a stellar job releasing this album last year. "Mistaken Identity" is Kim Carnes consummate pop masterpiece that topped the charts well over a month in the summer of 1981. The whole album is included here with a generous sampling of 6 bonus tracks (16 tracks in all) that serve as a soundtrack for the 1980's. The packaging includes the lyrics to the hit album along with some wonderful commentary of her career and great pictures of Kim.
Her name will always be equated with the bonafide hit single "Bette Davis Eyes," that topped the billboard chart an amazing 9 weeks. It remains one of the most popular pop singles of all time and solidified Kim's place in pop music history. Her seductive, raspy vocals liken her to a female version of Rod Stewart. Certainly, after this landmark release, her sound and identity were in fact, not mistaken (even though she never came close to replicating the album's success.)
The album proceeds with the uptempo "Hit And Run," a tale of love gone astray. This was also written by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon who penned her signature song, "Bette Davis Eyes." "Mistaken Identity" was a moderate chart hit(#60) that showcased her raspy signature vocals. This is a slow, sultry number that segues into her country tinged, "When I Away From You." Carnes did score several country chart hits, most notably her duet with Kenny Rodgers, "Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer," (#3) that consummately enhances the collection as a perfect closer. Carnes wrote the majority of Kenny Rodger's "Gideon" album in the late 1970's and a song on this collection "Don't Call It Love" became a country chart topper for Dolly Parton in the mid 1980's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Diva of the 80's June 9 2000
Format:Audio CD
Finally some of Kim's singles of the 80's available on CD. I Pretend is one of the most overlooked singles of the 80's. Kim's voice and delivery of each song is awesome. This collection show range and depth. Miss You Tonight is truly love lost at its best !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much Underated 80's SuperRockDiva May 18 2000
Format:Audio CD
I dont understand why Ms. Carnes is not a rock legend and superstar. But then she is in a category all her own. If you aren't a pop singer or a teenpopper then you are doomed from the start. She was a modern day Janis Joplin meets Carly Simon but her reign was shortlived. I wish she would come back and show these youngsters how real music is done! Her most notable hit "Bette Davis eyes" was her signature but there are many more hits on all her albums. If you like pure Rock then get this raw voiced Diva it is worth all the money!
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Format:Audio CD
Kim Carnes is a great singer/songwriter/producer and this compilation cd definitely proves it. From the smash hit "Bette Davis Eyes" to the danceable "Invitation to Dance" to the haunting "Mistaken Identity" this woman really knows how to entertain. Listening to this cd in my car on long rides evokes thoughts of my youth when Kim was hip and supercool during the early 80's. She sang with Tina Turner, and Rod Stewart live before millions of people, hawked Diet Coke,and was one of MTV's first video stars. In fact, she first showed the world the one handed sequined glove in her Bette Davis Eyes video years before Michael Jackson. If you want to relive a bit of your past, get this cd and enjoy!
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