1991 Kim Carnes – Checkin’ Out The Ghost

Checkin’ Out the Ghosts is the twelfth studio album by Kim Carnes, released in Japan only (1991).

Two years later, in 1993, the song “Gypsy Honeymoon” would be re-recorded and released as a single in Europe only. The track would be included on and become the title of an internationally released hits compilation, Gypsy Honeymoon: The Best of Kim Carnes.

The album also contains a re-recording of the track “Hangin’ On by a Thread (A Sad Affair of the Heart)”, which was originally recorded on Carnes’ album Café Racers. “Independent Girl” was released as a 3″ CD single (in Japan only) with a further song “Mutual Attraction” as the ‘b’ side on TEDP-18.

Tracks

1  Tears Edge (Kim Carnes, Donna Weiss) 4:41
2  River Of Memories (Kim Carnes, Collin Ellingson, Donna Weiss) 5:06
3  Gypsy Honeymoon (Kim Carnes, Collin Ellingson) 4:14
4  Hangin’ On By A Thread (Kim Carnes) 3:12
5  Look Through Children’s Eyes (Kim Carnes, Donna Weiss) 4:34
6  Nothin’ Better Than Love (Joey Carbone, Dennis Belfield, Donna Weiss) 4:01
7  Independent Girl (Joey Carbone, Dennis Belfield, Michelle Hart) 3:25
8  Checkin’ Out The Ghosts (Kim Carnes) 3:40
9  You Are Everything (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) 3:28
10  Get Busy (Kim Barnes, Joey Carbone, Dennis Belfield) 3:28

Media

Musicians

1 Tears Edge

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Michael Thompson
Keyboards Steve Goldstein
Percussion Joey Carbone
Background Vocals Andrea Robinson
Background Vocals Tampa Lann
Background Vocals Lynn Fiddmont-Linsey
Background Vocals Joey Carbone
Background Vocals Dave Ellingson
Vocals Kim Carnes


2 River Of Memories

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Michael Thompson
Keyboards Steve Goldstein
Programming Collin Ellingson
Percussion Joey Carbone
Background Vocals David Lasley
Background Vocals Arnold McCuller
Vocals Kim Carnes


3 Gypsy Honeymoon

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Michael Thompson
Keyboards Steve Goldstein
Programming Collin Ellingson
Percussion Joey Carbone
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Vocals Kim Carnes


4 Hangin’ On By A Thread

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Michael Thompson
Keyboards Steve Goldstein
Cello Roger Lebow
Percussion Joey Carbone
Background Vocals Joseph Williams
Vocals Kim Carnes


5 Look Through Children’s Eyes

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Michael Thompson
Keyboards Steve Goldstein
Percussion Joey Carbone
Background Vocals Donna Weiss
Vocals Kim Carnes


6 Nothin’ Better Than Love

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Michael Thompson
Keyboards Steve Goldstein
Percussion Joey Carbone
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Joseph Williams
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals George Hawkins
Vocals Kim Carnes


7 Independent Girl

Guitar Troy Dexter
Keyboards Mike Tavera
Keyboards Joey Carbone
Programming Mike Tavera
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Myrna Matthews
Vocals Kim Carnes


8 Checkin’ Out The Ghosts

Bass Dennis Belfield
Synthesizer Steve Goldstein
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Vocals Kim Carnes


9 You Are Everything

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Michael Thompson
Piano Joey Carbone
Synthesizer Steve Goldstein
Background Vocals David Lasley
Background Vocals Arnold McCuller
Vocals Kim Carnes


10 Get Busy

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Michael Thompson
Keyboards Steve Goldstein
Percussion Joey Carbone
Background Vocals Joseph Williams
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals George Hawkins
Background Vocals Joey Carbone
Vocals Kim Carnes

Liner Notes

Producer (Produced By), Arranged By – Joey Carbone, Kim Carnes (Tracks 1 to 6, 8 to 10)
Executive-Producer – Fumihiro Ishikawa
Engineer (Mastering Engineer) – Stephen Marcussen

Design – Norman Moore
Photography By – Henry Diltz

Manufactured By – Teichiku Records Co., Ltd.
Distributed By – Teichiku Records Co., Ltd.
Recorded At – Studio Ultimo
Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Westlake Audio
Mastered At – Precision Mastering