Voyeur (Kim Carnes album)

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Voyeur
Studio album by Kim Carnes
Released August 1982
Recorded 1982
Genre Rock
Label EMI
Producer Val Garay
Kim Carnes chronology
Mistaken Identity
(1981)
Voyeur
(1982)
Café Racers
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Voyeur is a studio album by Kim Carnes, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). Following the massive success of her previous album, this disc was considered a sales disappointment. It peaked at #49 on Billboard '​s album chart and sold approximately 300,000 copies in the US.

The album spawned two hit singles, "Voyeur" and "Does It Make You Remember", which peaked at #29 and #36 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart, respectively. Both tracks featured popular MTV music videos.

"Say You Don't Know Me" was released as a promo single in Canada, with no charting effect. In Continental Europe and Scandinavia "Undertow" was released as the follow-up to "Voyeur" and in the UK instead "Take It on the Chin", both of which met with limited success. The track "Looker" was a stylized version of the closing theme from the movie of the same name, which was written and directed by Michael Crichton.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Voyeur" (Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Duane Hitchings) – 3:59
  2. "Looker" (Barry DeVorzon, Michael Towers) – 5:35
  3. "Say You Don't Know Me" (Kim Carnes) – 4:11
  4. "Does It Make You Remember" (Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson) – 5:11
  5. "Breakin' Away from Sanity" (Kim Carnes, Craig Krampf) – 2:53
  6. "Undertow" (Kim Carnes, Duane Hitchings) – 4:10
  7. "Merc Man" (Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Duane Hitchings, Craig Krampf) – 3:33
  8. "The Arrangement" (Dennis Polen) – 3:47
  9. "The Thrill of the Grill" (Kim Carnes) – 3:24
  10. "Take It on the Chin" (Kim Carnes) – 4:38

2001 remastered edition bonus tracks

  1. "Voyeur" (12" Version) (Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Duane Hitchings) – 5:47
  2. "Dead In My Tracks" (Kim Carnes) – 4:25
  3. "Still Hold On" (Live 8/24/81) (Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Eric Kar, Wendy Waldman) – 5:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Aaron Rapoport – Photography
  • Adam Rue – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Betty Joyce – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Bill Cuomo – Prophet & Oberheim Synthesizer (1,7,10), Synthesizers (2,3,4), Piano (5), Prophet Synthesizer (9), Background vocal (2)
  • Brian Stillwell – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Bryan Garofalo – Bass (2,3,4,8,9), Background Vocal (2,9)
  • Collin Ellingson – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Craig Hull – Electric Guitars (2,3,4,9), Background Vocal (2,9), Guitar Solo (4,8)
  • Craig Krampf – Dmx Drum Computer/Programmed & Played (1,7,10), Background Vocal (1,9), Drums (2,3,8,9), Tambourine & Hand Saw (4)
  • Daniel Moore – Background Vocal (1,2,3,4,7,9)
  • Dave Ellingson – Background Vocal (1,2,3,4,7,9,10)
  • Donna Delory – Children/Background vocals
  • Doug Sax – Master
  • Duane Hitchings – Arp & Prophet Synthesizers (1,7), Background Vocal (1), All Instruments (6)
  • Emilie De Azevedo – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • F. Bob Getter – String Bass (2), Background Vocal (2)
  • Faith Wong – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Jeannette Clinger – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Jerry Peterson – Sax (3,4,9)
  • Jimmie Haskell – Children's background vocals arrangement (5)
  • Josh Leo – Electric guitars (1,2,3,4), Background vocal (2,9), Solo guitar (9)
  • Kim Carnes – Vocals, Background Harmony (8), Arp Synthesizer (10)
  • Kosh – Design, Art Direction
  • Lexy De Azevedo – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Lisa Whitman – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Lu Anne Ponce – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • M.L. Benoit – Percussion (2,3,9)
  • Martha Davis – Background harmony (8)
  • Melissa Beaton – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Michael Brokaw (Kragen & Co.) – Management
  • Niko Bolas – Assistant, Recorder
  • Peter Wade – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Rachel De Azevedo – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Richard Bosworth – Assistant to Niko
  • Richard Hamilton – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Ron Larson – Design, Art Direction
  • Steve Luczy – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Steve Goldstein – Keyboards (2,3,4,7,9,10), Organ (8), Background vocal (2)
  • Tim Lamb – Children/Background vocals (5)
  • Val Garay – Producer
  • Waddy Wachtel – Electric guitars (1,7,8,9,10), Six String Bass (1), Background vocal (1,9)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Voyeur (Kim Carnes album) at AllMusic