Café Racers

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Café Racers
Studio album by Kim Carnes
Released October 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop rock
Length 43:10
Label EMI
Producer Keith Olsen
Kim Carnes chronology
Voyeur
(1982)
Café Racers
(1983)
Barking at Airplanes
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Café Racers is a studio album by Kim Carnes, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music).

The album spawned three chart singles in the United States, "Invisible Hands", "You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That's All That Matters)", and "I Pretend" which charted on various Billboard charts. "The Universal Song" was also released as a single in West Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

The song "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is" was included on the chart-topping, six times Platinum Flashdance soundtrack which received a Grammy Award for Best Album Of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture at 26th Annual Grammy Awards. It was also released as a single in Germany, Netherlands, Spain and France.

Kim's album, meanwhile, was a commercial failure, running out of steam at #97 on the Billboard album chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That's All That Matters)"   Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Martin Page, Brian Fairweather 4:35
2. "Young Love"   Gary O´Connor 4:14
3. "Met You at the Wrong Time of My Life"   Paul Wilson, B.P. Hurding 5:21
4. "Hurricane"   Kim Carnes, Bill Cuomo 4:30
5. "The Universal Song"   Bill Cuomo, Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson 3:52
6. "Invisible Hands"   Martin Page, Brian Fairweather 3:12
7. "I Pretend"   Martin Page, Brian Fairweather 5:20
8. "Hangin' On by a Thread (A Sad Affair of the Heart)"   Kim Carnes 2:51
9. "A Kick in the Heart"   Mark Goldenberg 4:32
10. "I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is"   Kim Carnes, Craig Krampf, Duane Hitchings 4:43
2001 re-issue
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That's All That Matters) (Extended version)"   Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Martin Page, Brian Fairweather 6:07
12. "Hurricane (Extended vocal version)"   Kim Carnes, Bill Cuomo 4:13
13. "Invitation To Dance (Vocal Dance Mix)"   Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Martin Page, Brian Fairweather 6:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Bill Cuomo – Keyboards (1,2,4,5,7,8,9,10), Synthesizer (3), Keyboard Solo (6)
  • Brian Fairweather – Background Vocals (5,6,7), Simmons (6)
  • Chas Sandford – Guitar (1,4,5), Background Vocals (1,4,5)
  • Craig Krampf – Drums (8)
  • Daniel Moore – Background Vocals (10)
  • Dave Ellingson – Background Vocal (10)
  • David Paich – Piano (3), Keyboard Bass (6)
  • Denny Carmassi – Drums
  • Dennis Sager – Engineer
  • Duane Hitchings – Keyboard (10)
  • Greg Fulginiti – Mastering
  • Jackie Sallow – Sleeve Photography
  • Jerry Peterson – Saxophone (3,7), Sax (4)
  • John Waite – Background Vocals (8)
  • Keith Olsen – Percussion (3), Engineer, Producer
  • Kevin Chalfant – Background Vocals (7)
  • Kim Carnes – Vocals, Background Vocals (3,6,7,9,10)
  • Kosh – Art Direction & Design
  • Mark Andes – Bass (2,3,6,7,9)
  • Martin Page – Background Vocals (5,6,7), Jupiter 8 (6)
  • Michael Brokaw (Kragen & Co.) – Direction
  • Robert Blakeman – Cover Photography
  • Ron Larson – Art Direction & Design
  • Steve Lukather – Guitar Solo (1), Guitar (2,3,6,7,9)
  • Steve Porcaro – Keyboard (2)
  • Susan McGonigle – Production Coordinator
  • Waddy Wachtel – Guitar (2,3,10), Background Vocals (2)

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