1981 Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity is the sixth studio album by American singer Kim Carnes. It was released in April 1981 by EMI America Records. 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). It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

The album’s lead single “Bette Davis Eyes” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine non-consecutive weeks and topped the Hot 100 year-end chart of 1981. Follow-up singles “Draw of the Cards” and “Mistaken Identity” reached numbers 28 and 60 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.

Tracks

Bette Davis Eyes (Donna Weiss; Jackie DeShannon) 03:48
2  Hit And Run (Donna Weiss; Jackie DeShannon) 03:18
3  Mistaken Identity (Kim Carnes) 04:48
4  When I’m Away From You (Frankie Miller) 03:36
5  Draw Of The Cards (Bill Cuomo; Dave Ellingson; Kim Carnes; Val Garay) 04:55
6  Break The Rules Tonite (Out Of School) (Dave Ellingson; Kim Carnes; Wendy Waldman) 03:15
7  Still Hold On (Dave Ellingson; Eric Kaz; Kim Carnes; Wendy Waldman) 04:38
8  Don’t Call It Love (Dean Pitchford; Tom Snow) 03:08
9  Miss You Tonite (Kim Carnes) 05:10
10  My Old Pals (Richard Stekol) 03:17

Musicians

BassBryan Garofalo
DrumsCraig Krampf
GuitarJosh Leo
GuitarCraig Hull
Slide GuitarCraig Hull
Acoustic GuitarJosh Leo
MandolinJosh Leo
KeyboardsSteve Goldstein
SynthesizerBill Cuomo
SaxJerry Peterson
PercussionMary Lou Benoit
Background VocalsBryan Garofalo
Background VocalsCraig Hull
Background VocalsCraig Krampf
Background VocalsDaniel Moore
Background VocalsDave Ellingson
Background VocalsJosh Leo
Background VocalsWaddy Wachtel
VocalsKim Carnes

Other Musicians

1 Bette Davis Eyes

GuitarWaddy Wachtel


2 Hit And Run

Acoustic GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Background VocalsDaniel Moore
Background VocalsDave Ellingson


3 Mistaken Identity

Background VocalsDave Ellingson


4 When I’m Away From You

Acoustic GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Background VocalsDaniel Moore
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters


6 Break The Rules Tonite (Out Of School)

PercussionDon Francisco
Background VocalsWaddy Wachtel


7 Still Hold On

Acoustic GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Background VocalsDave Ellingson
Background VocalsWendy Waldman


8 Don’t Call It Love

Background VocalsDaniel Moore
Background VocalsDave Ellingson


9 Miss You Tonite

PercussionDon Francisco


10 My Old Pals

PianoKim Carnes
Background VocalsDaniel Moore

Liner Notes

Producer – Val Garay
Arranged By – Bill Cuomo (Tracks 1, 3)
Engineer (Assistanrt) – Niko Bolas
Mastered By – Doug Sax, Mike Reese
Recorded By – Val Garay

Art Direction, Design – Bill Burks
Artwork – Paul Roberts
Photography By – David Alexander

Record Company – Capitol Records, Inc.
Record Company – Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc.
Manufactured By – Columbia House
Manufactured By – EMI AMERICA Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI AMERICA Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Licensed From – EMI America Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Record One, Los Angeles
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab