Voyeur (Kim Carnes album)

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Voyeur
Studio album by Kim Carnes
Released September 1982
Recorded March 9, 1982 - July 13, 1982[1]
Genre Synthpop, 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[2]

Voyeur is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Kim Carnes, released in September 1982 through EMI Records. Carnes began writing material for Voyeur while touring her previous album Mistaken Identity (1981).

Voyeur is a synthpop album which Carnes described as "more consistent" than its predecessor. It received mixed reviews, with some critics in favour of the album while others remarked that it failed to live up to the standard of Mistaken Identity.

Critical reception[edit]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic retrospectively gave the album two out of five stars, stating that "the problem with success is following it." He suggested that it would have been difficult to match the success of Carnes' previous album Mistaken Identity, describing the situation as "a shocking performance for an artist that seemed poised for superstar status" after the album stalled in the charts. He opined that the album followed the same formula as Mistaken Identity, stating that it is hard to say why Voyeur did not achieve more than it did.[2]

Track listing[edit]

VoyeurStandard version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Voyeur"  
3:59
2. "Looker"  
  • Barry DeVorzon
  • Michael Towers
5:35
3. "Say You Don't Know Me"   Carnes 4:11
4. "Does It Make You Remember"  
  • Carnes
  • Ellingson
5:11
5. "Breakin' Away from Sanity"  
2:53
6. "Undertow"  
  • Carnes
  • Hitchings
4:10
7. "Merc Man"  
  • Carnes
  • Ellingson
  • Hitchings
  • Krampf
3:33
8. "The Arrangement"   Dennis Polen 3:47
9. "Thrill of the Grill"   Carnes 3:24
10. "Take It on the Chin"   Carnes 4:38

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[3] 37
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 26
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[5] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 18
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 59

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. ^ "Voyeur – Kim Carnes". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Kim Carnes Voyeur review". Allmusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kim Carnes – Voyeur" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Kim Carnes – Voyeur". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "Kim Carnes – Voyeur". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "Kim Carnes – Voyeur". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "Bonnie Tyler – Rocks and Honey". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 May 2013.