View from the House

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View from the House
Studio album by Kim Carnes
Released 1988
Recorded 1988
Genre Country, adult contemporary
Length 38:37
Label MCA
Producer Kim Carnes & Jimmy Bowen ("Crimes of the Heart" produced by Kim Carnes, Jimmy Bowen and Bill Cuomo)
Kim Carnes chronology
Light House
(1986)
View from the House
(1988)
Checkin' Out the Ghosts
(1991)

View from the House is a studio album by Kim Carnes, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music). The album marked a return to her early country music roots.

The album spawned two minor hit singles, "Crazy in Love" and "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness", both charting on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks at #68 and #70 respectively. The pop oriented "Crazy in Love" also made it to #13 on the Adult Contemporary chart. In the UK, "Just to Spend Tonight with You" was released as the album's lead single instead.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Brass & Batons" (Kim Carnes, Donna Weiss) – 5:19
  2. "Just to Spend Tonight with You" (Carnes, Weiss) – 4:48
  3. "Heartbreak Radio" (Troy Seals, Frankie Miller) – 3:16
  4. "Crazy in Love" (Even Stevens, Randy McCormick) – 3:52
  5. "If You Don't Want My Love" (John Prine, Phil Spector) – 3:15
  6. "Willie and the Hand Jive" (Johnny Otis) – 4:05
  7. "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness" (John Prine) – 3:26
  8. "Blood from the Bandit" (Carnes, Weiss) – 3:17
  9. "Fantastic Fire of Love" (Carnes) – 4:12
  10. "Crimes of the Heart" (Carnes, Weiss) – 3:07

Personnel[edit]

  • Bill Cuomo – All Synthesizers & Drum Programming (10), Recorder (10), Co-producer (10)
  • Bill Dooley – Additional Engineer
  • Billy Joe Walker Jr. – Acoustic & electric guitars
  • Bob Bullock – Recorder, Overdubs, Mixer
  • Bob Vogt – Second Engineer
  • Bruce Hornsby – Accordion (1)
  • Chuck Ainlay – Mixer
  • Craig Hull – Electric guitar & Slide guitar
  • Craig Krampf – Drums, Percussion, Washboard (3)
  • Dave Ellingson – Harmony Vocals (6,9)
  • George Marino – Master
  • Jessie Noble – Project Coordinator
  • Jimmy Bowen – Mixer, Co-producer
  • John Cascella – Accordion (2,3,7)
  • John Jarvis – Acoustic Piano & Synthesizers
  • Josh Leo – Electric guitar
  • Kim Carnes – Vocals, Synthesizer (1), Co-producer
  • Kirk "Jellyroll" Johnson – Harmonica
  • Leland Sklar – Bass
  • Lyle Lovett – Harmony vocals (7)
  • Mark J. Coddington – Second Engineer
  • Mark O'Connor – Fiddle, Mandolin & Mandola
  • Niko Bolas – Mixer
  • Peter Nash – Photography
  • Richard Bosworth – Additional overdubs
  • Russ Martin – Overdubs, Second Engineer
  • Simon Levy – Art Direction
  • Spence Chrislu – Second Engineer
  • Steve Wariner – Harmony vocals (5)
  • Sue McGonigle – Production Assistant
  • Vince Gill – Harmony vocals (3)
  • Virginia Team Design/Jerry Joyner – Design

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 39