Mistaken Identity (Kim Carnes album)

Mistaken Identity (Kim Carnes album)
Mistaken Identity

Original cover art
Studio album by Kim Carnes
Released April, 1981
Recorded Dec. 15-20, 1980; Jan. 6-12, 1981
Genre Soft rock
Length 40:13
Label EMI America
Producer Val Garay
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Kim Carnes chronology
Romance Dance
(1980)
Mistaken Identity
(1981)
Voyeur
(1982)
Alternate cover
Re-release

Mistaken Identity, released in 1981, is the sixth studio album by Kim Carnes.

It spent four weeks as number one on Billboard magazine's Pop Albums chart, and was subsequently certified platinum. The album spawned three singles, "Bette Davis Eyes", "Draw of the Cards" and the title track, which peaked at #1, #28 and #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, respectively.

The Mistaken Identity Tour is the tour that promotes this album.

Track listing

  1. "Bette Davis Eyes" (Donna Weiss, Jackie DeShannon) – 3:47
  2. "Hit and Run" (Donna Weiss, Jackie DeShannon) – 3:17
  3. "Mistaken Identity" (Kim Carnes) – 4:49
  4. "When I´m Away from You" (Frankie Miller) – 3:36
  5. "Draw of the Cards" (Dave Ellingson, Bill Cuomo, Val Garay) – 4:54
  6. "Break the Rules Tonite (Out of School)" (Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Wendy Waldman) – 3:17
  7. "Still Hold On" (Kim Carnes, Eric Kaz, Dave Ellingson, Wendy Waldman) – 4:39
  8. "Don't Call It Love" (Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford) – 3:09
  9. "Miss You Tonight" (Kim Carnes) – 5:09
  10. "My Old Pals" (Richard Stekol) – 3:19

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1981 U.S. Billboard 200 1
UK Albums Chart 26

Personnel

  • Bill Burks – Art Direction & Design
  • Bill Cuomo – Prophet, Arranger (1,3)
  • Brian Garofalo – Bass, Background Vocal
  • Craig Krampf – Drums, Background Vocal
  • Craig Hull – Electric & Slide Guitars, Background Vocal
  • Daniel Moore – Background Vocal, Harmony Vocal (2;4;8;10)
  • Danny Kortchmar – Acoustic Guitar (4;7)
  • Dave Ellingson – Background Vocal, Harmony Vocal (2;3;7;8)
  • David Alexander – Photography
  • Don Francisco – Percussion (6;9)
  • Doug Sax – Mastered
  • Jerry Peterson – Saxophone
  • Josh Leo – Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocal
  • Julia Tillman Waters – Harmony Vocal (4)
  • Kim Carnes – Vocals, Piano (10)
  • M.L. Benoit – Percussion
  • Maxine Willard Waters – Harmony Vocal (4)
  • Michael Brokaw – Management (Kragen & Co.), Direction
  • Mike Reese – Mastered
  • Niko Bolas – Engineering Assistance
  • Paul Roberts – Cover Inspired by
  • Steve Goldstein – Keyboards
  • Val Garay – Producer, Recorder
  • Waddy Wachtel – Electric Guitar (1), Acoustic Guitar (2), Background Vocal, Harmony Vocal (6)
  • Wendy Waldman – Harmony Vocal (7)
Preceded by
Hi Infidelity by REO Speedwagon
Billboard 200 number-one album
June 27 - July 24, 1981
Succeeded by
Long Distance Voyager by The Moody Blues

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