Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kim Carnes - an LP and an EP

On the left is Mistaken Identity, released in the spring of 1981, is the career-defining, Platinum-plus sixth studio album by Kim Carnes. It was one 1981's biggest albums and produced Billboard's #1 song for the entire year, "Bette Davis Eyes". It was nominated for the Album Of The Year Grammy Award.  The album spent four weeks at #1 on Billboard magazine's Top Albums chart, and was subsequently certified Platinum. The album spawned three singles, "Bette Davis Eyes", "Draw of the Cards" and the title track, which peaked at #1, #28 and #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, respectively.  The Mistaken Identity Tour found Carnes at the peak of success, selling out arenas and large venues.  On the right is - is an LP called Invitation to Dance - from her LP called Barking at Airplanes, a studio album by Kim Carnes, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music).  Despite strong critical reviews, the album stopped short of the Top 50 on Billboard's album chart and sold less than 200,000 copies.  The album spawned two hit singles, "Crazy in the Night" and "Abadabadango", which peaked at #15 and #67 on Billboard Magazine's Hot 100, respectively.

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