1988 Kim Carnes – View From The House

View from the Houseis the eleventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Kim Carnes. It was released on 25 July 1988 by MCA Records. The album marked a return to her early country music roots. Carnes recorded the album in Nashville, Tennessee, and co-produced the album with Jimmy Bowen. Prior to making the album, Carnes stated, “I can’t do another album here (in Los Angeles). I’ve tried and finally stopped. The only way I get a thrill out of recording is to record live as opposed to running everything through a computer. I want to feel that interplay between musicians. And I feel real strongly that Nashville is the place to make an album with real instruments.”

View from the House received positive reviews, with music critics praising Carnes’s cover songs. The album reached number 39 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and contained two hit singles. “Crazy in Love” and “Speed of the Sound of Loneliness” both charted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks at number 68 and number 70 respectively. “Crazy in Love” also reached number 13 on the Adult Contemporary chart.


1  Brass & Batons (Donna Weiss; Kim Carnes) 5:21
2  Just To Spend Tonight With You (Donna Weiss; Kim Carnes) 4:52
3  Heartbreak Radio (Frankie Miller; Troy Seals) 3:19
4  Crazy In Love (Even Stevens; Randy McCormick) 3:53
5  If You Don’t Want My Love (John Prine; Phil Spector) 3:18
6  Willie And The Hand Jive (Johnny Otis) 4:08
7  Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness (John Prine) 3:29
8  Blood From The Bandit (Donna Weiss; Kim Carnes) 3:20
9  Fantastic Fire Of Love (Kim Carnes) 4:16
10  Crimes Of The Heart (Donna Weiss; Kim Carnes) 3:09



BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCraig Krampf
GuitarJosh Leo
GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
GuitarCraig Hull
Acoustic GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
PianoJohn Jarvis
SynthesizerJohn Jarvis
FiddleMark O’Connor
HarmonicaKirk Johnson
PercussionCraig Krampf
VocalsKim Carnes

Other Musicians

1 Brass & Batons

AccordionBruce Hornsby
SynthesizerKim Carnes

2 Just To Spend Tonight With You

AccordionJohn Cascella

3 Heartbreak Radio

AccordionJohn Cascella
Background VocalsVince Gill

5 If You Don’t Want My Love

Background VocalsSteve Wariner

6 Willie And The Hand Jive

Background VocalsDave Ellingson

7 Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness

AccordionJohn Cascella
Background VocalsLyle Lovett

9 Fantastic Fire Of Love

Background VocalsDave Ellingson

10 Crimes Of The Heart

Drums (programming)Bill Cuomo
SynthesizerBill Cuomo

Liner Notes

Producer – Jimmy Bowen, Kim Carnes
Producer – Bill Cuomo (Track 10)
Production Assistant – Sue McGonigle
Coordinator (Project Coordinator) – Jessie Noble
Engineer (Second Enginners) – Bob Vogt, Mark Coddington, Russ Martin, Spencer Chrislu
Mastered By – George Marino
Mixed By (At A&M Studios) – Niko Bolas
Mixed By (At Masterfonics) – Chuck Ainlay
Mixed By (At Soundstage) – Bob Bullock, Jimmy Bowen
Recorded By – Bob Bullock
Recorded By – Bill Cuomo (Track 10)
Recorded By (Additional Overdubs Recorded By) – Richard Bosworth
Recorded By (Additional Recording By) – Bill Dooley
Recorded By (Overdubs Recorded By) – Bob Bullock, Russ Martin

Art Direction – Simon Levy
Design – Jerry Joyner, Virginia Team Design
Photography By – Peter Nash

Recorded At – Sound Stage Studios
Recorded At – Manzanita
Overdubbed At – Sound Stage Studios
Overdubbed At – Emerald Sound Studios
Overdubbed At – Galaxy Sound Studios
Mixed At – A&M Studios
Mixed At – Sound Stage Studios
Mixed At – Masterfonics
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
Manufactured By – MCA Records, Inc.