Mistaken Identity (Kim Carnes album)

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Mistaken Identity
Kim Carnes - Mistaken Identity.png
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1981
RecordedDecember 15–20, 1980;
January 6–12, 1981
StudioRecord One, Los Angeles
Genre
Length40:13
LabelEMI America
ProducerVal Garay
Kim Carnes chronology
Romance Dance
(1980)
Mistaken Identity
(1981)
Voyeur
(1982)
Alternative cover
International cover
International cover
Singles from Mistaken Identity
  1. "Bette Davis Eyes"
    Released: March 10, 1981
  2. "Draw of the Cards"
    Released: 1981
  3. "Mistaken Identity"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Mistaken Identity is the sixth studio album by American singer Kim Carnes. It was released in April 1981 by EMI America Records. It was one of 1981's biggest albums and produced Billboard's number-one song for the entire year, "Bette Davis Eyes". It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

The album spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, and was subsequently certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album spawned three singles, "Bette Davis Eyes", "Draw of the Cards" and the title track, which peaked at numbers one, 28 and 60 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.

The Mistaken Identity Tour found Carnes at the peak of success, selling out arenas and large venues.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Bette Davis Eyes"3:47
2."Hit and Run"
  • Weiss
  • DeShannon
3:17
3."Mistaken Identity"Kim Carnes4:49
4."When I'm Away from You"Frankie Miller3:36
5."Draw of the Cards"
4:54
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Break the Rules Tonite (Out of School)"
3:17
7."Still Hold On"
4:39
8."Don't Call It Love"3:09
9."Miss You Tonite"Carnes5:12
10."My Old Pals"Richard Stekol3:19

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Mistaken Identity.[3]

Musicians

  • Kim Carnes – lead vocals (all tracks); piano (track 10)
  • Bill Cuomo – arrangement (tracks 1, 3); Prophet
  • Steve Goldstein – keyboards
  • Brian Garafalo – bass, background vocals
  • Craig Krampf – drums, background vocals
  • Craig Hull – electric guitar, slide guitar, background vocals
  • Josh Leo – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, background vocals
  • M. L. Benoit – percussion
  • Jerry Peterson – saxophone
  • Waddy Wachtel – electric guitar (track 1); acoustic guitar (track 2); harmony vocals (track 6); background vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar – acoustic guitar (tracks 4, 7)
  • Don Francisco – percussion (tracks 6, 9)
  • Dave Ellingson – harmony vocals (tracks 2, 3, 7, 8); background vocals
  • Daniel Moore – harmony vocals (tracks 2, 4, 8, 10); background vocals
  • Wendy Waldman – harmony vocals (track 7)
  • Maxine Willard Waters – harmony vocals (track 4)
  • Julia Tillman Waters – harmony vocals (track 4)

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia 95,000[20]
Canada (Music Canada)[21] 3× Platinum 300,000^
France (SNEP)[22] Gold 100,000*
United States (RIAA)[23] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viglione, Joe. "Mistaken Identity – Kim Carnes". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Schulte, Tom. "Mistaken Identity Collection – Kim Carnes". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Mistaken Identity (liner notes). Kim Carnes. EMI America Records. 1981. SO-17052.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. p. 256. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 0359". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  7. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  8. ^ "Les Albums Classés par Nb de Semaines N° 1" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  14. ^ "Kim Carnes Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Albums of 1981". RPM. Vol. 35 no. 22. December 26, 1981. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved November 17, 2018 – via Library and Archives Canada.
  16. ^ "Les Albums (CD) de 1981 par InfoDisc" (in French). InfoDisc. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  17. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts – 1981" (in German). Offizielle Deutsche Charts. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  18. ^ "Top Selling Albums of 1981". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  19. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1981". Billboard. Archived from the original on November 17, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  20. ^ "Majors Fight Economics with Quirky Rock Originals". Billboard. Vol. 94 no. 23. June 12, 1982. p. A/NZ-4. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  21. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity". Music Canada. December 1, 1981.
  22. ^ "Les Albums Or" (in French). InfoDisc. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  23. ^ "American album certifications – Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity". Recording Industry Association of America. July 16, 1981. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.