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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)|
|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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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.
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.Read more ›
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.
Most recent customer reviews
Once you get past the (still) great pop moment of "Bette Davis Eyes", you discover an amazingly entertaining collection. Read morePublished on April 12 2005 by dean alme
i must say kim has a good voice but to be honest the only songs i like are crazy in the night and dont fall in love with a dreamer. rest of music is very datedPublished on Aug. 4 2003
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. Read morePublished on June 9 2000 by DJ
I dont understand why Ms. Carnes is not a rock legend and superstar. But then she is in a category all her own. Read morePublished on May 18 2000
just ordered this, but know every song on this new release. great that hits "more love", "eyes", and "don't fall" are on same cd. Read morePublished on May 16 1999 by johntaylor