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Mistaken Identity Collection Best of


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  • Audio CD (March 23 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Best of
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • ASIN: B00000IAZR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,291 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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Format: Audio CD
Kim Carnes released Mistaken Identity in April 1981
BEFORE:
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.
AFTER:
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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By DP on 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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By A Customer on Sept. 18 1999
Format: Audio CD
Although Kim Carnes is quite harshly labled as a 'one hit wonder' with her smash hit 'Bette Davis Eyes', quite easily one of the best pop highlights in rock history, don't forget she also broke the top ten twice before that. #4 with 'Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer' a very emotional duet with Kenny Rogers, and #10 with 'More Love' a Smokey Robinson cover.
This is probably the most comprehensive complilation CD, as it contains not only her 3 major hits but also lesser but equally magical top 20 numbers as the quirky but oddly haunting 'Crazy In The Night' and the eerie 'Voyeur' proving Kim to be fully capable of more than country or rock ballads. Alongside a few tracks from her bestselling album 'Mistaken Identity' and a few other impressive singles that never quite made it, probably the best representation of a unique voice and remarkable talent.
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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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By A Customer on Feb. 28 1999
Format: Audio CD
It just goes to show that some things never go out of style! Although Kim Carnes may have been a one-hit wonder with her single "Bette Davis Eyes", you won't find anyone who thinks that this song is unhip! The rest of the album isn't quite as good as it's one successful single, but it's still great to listen to on the weekends with your friends over coffee! I guarantee that when "Bette Davis Eyes" comes on, somebody will say "Oh, wow!" "I LOVE this song!" Guaranteed to perk up any of your buddies in a bad mood, and definitely make the weekends worthwhile!
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