1983 Kim Carnes – Cafe Racers

Café Racers is a studio album by Kim Carnes, released in 1983.

The album spawned three chart singles in the United States, “Invisible Hands”, “You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That’s All That Matters)”, and “I Pretend” which charted on various Billboard charts. “The Universal Song” was also released as a single in West Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

The song “I’ll Be Here Where the Heart Is” was included on the chart-topping, six times Platinum Flashdance soundtrack which received a Grammy Award for Best Album Of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture at 26th Annual Grammy Awards. It was also released as a single in Germany, Netherlands, Spain and France.

Kim’s album, meanwhile, was a commercial failure, running out of steam at #97 on the Billboard album chart.

Tracks

1  You Make My Heart Beat Faster (Brian Fairweather, Dave Ellingson, Kim Carnes, Martin Page) 4:35
2  Young Love (Gary O’Connor) 4:13
3  Met You At The Wrong Time Of My Life (B.P. Hurding, Paul Wilson) 5:19
4  Hurricane (Bill Cuomo, Kim Carnes) 4:30
5  The Universal Song (Bill Cuomo, Dave Ellingson, Kim Carnes) 3:55
Invisible Hands (Brian Fairweather, Martin Page) 3:13
7  I Pretend (Brian Fairweather, Martin Page) 5:19
8  Hangin’ On A Thread (Kim Carnes) 2:51
9  A Kick In The Heart (Mark Goldenberg) 4:31
10  I’ll Be Here Where The Heart Is (Craig Krampf, Duane Hitchings, Kim Carnes) 4:41

Musicians

1 You Make My Heart Beat Faster

DrumsDenny Carmassi
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
GuitarCharles Sanford
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
Background VocalsCharles Sanford


2 Young Love

BassMark Andes
DrumsDenny Carmassi
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsSteve Porcaro
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
Background VocalsWaddy Wachtel


3 Met You At The Wrong Time Of My Life

BassMark Andes
DrumsDenny Carmassi
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
PianoDavid Paich
SynthesizerBill Cuomo
SaxJerry Peterson
PercussionKeith Olson


4 Hurricane

DrumsDenny Carmassi
GuitarCharles Sanford
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
SaxJerry Peterson
Background VocalsCharles Sanford


5 The Universal Song

DrumsDenny Carmassi
GuitarCharles Sanford
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
Background VocalsCharles Sanford
Background VocalsMartin Page


6 Invisible Hands

DrumsDenny Carmassi
BassMark Andes
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
Background VocalsBrian Fairweather


7 I Pretend

BassMark Andes
DrumsDenny Carmassi
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
SaxJerry Peterson
Background VocalsBrian Fairweather
Background VocalsKevin Chalfant
Background VocalsMartin Page


8 Hangin’ On A Thread

DrumsCraig Krampf
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
Background VocalsJohn Waite


9 A Kick In The Heart

BassMark Andes
DrumsDenny Carmassi
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsBill Cuomo


10 I’ll Be Here Where The Heart Is

DrumsDenny Carmassi
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
KeyboardsDuane Hitchings
Background VocalsDaniel Moore
Background VocalsDave Ellingson

Liner Notes

Producer – Keith Olsen
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Sue McGonigle
Directed By (Direction) – Kragen & Co, Michael Brokaw
Engineer – Keith Olsen, Dennis Sager
Mastered By – Greg Fulginiti

Photography By (Cover) – Robert Blakeman
Photography By (Sleeve) – Jackie Sallow

Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI AMERICA Records
Copyright (c) – EMI AMERICA Records
Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Goodnight LA Studios
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
Produced For – Pogologo, Inc.