Musical Shapes

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Musical Shapes
Studio album by Carlene Carter
Released 1980
Genre Country
Label Warner Bros. (USA)
F-Beat (UK)
Producer Nick Lowe
Carlene Carter chronology
Two Sides to Every Woman
(1979)Two Sides to Every Woman1979
Musical Shapes
Blue Nun
(1981)Blue Nun1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Smash Hits7½/10[1]

Musical Shapes is the third album by American singer Carlene Carter.

The only song to make the Billboard country singles chart was "Baby Ride Easy," (written by Richard Dobson) a duet with Dave Edmunds of the British rock band Rockpile. At the time of the album's release, Carter was married to Nick Lowe, Edmunds's bandmate in Rockpile.

Cover design by Barney Bubbles.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Carlene Carter; except where indicated

  1. "Cry" – 2:07
  2. "Madness" – 3:01
  3. "Baby Ride Easy" [with Dave Edmunds] (Richard Dobson) – 3:20
  4. "Bandit of Love" – 2:13
  5. "I'm So Cool" – 2:36
  6. "Appalachian Eyes" (Carter, John McFee) – 3:19
  7. "Ring of Fire" (June Carter, Merle Kilgore) – 3:06
  8. "Too Bad About Sandy" – 2:59
  9. "That Very First Kiss" – 3:05
  10. "Foggy Mountain Top" (A.P. Carter) – 2:40
  11. "To Drunk (Too Remember)" (Anni O'Brien) – 3:03
  12. "Too Proud" – 3:33



  1. ^ Hepworth, David. "Albums". Smash Hits (July 24 – August 6, 1980): 29.