Voyeur was Kim Carnes' 1982 follow-up after the huge success of Mistaken Identity. While Voyeur didn't produce mega radio hits, songs like the title track and "Merc Man" showcase her distinctive, raspy vocals to fine effect.
Kim Carnes' distinctively raspy, throaty voice graced one of the biggest hits of the '80s, the Grammy-winning smash "Bette Davis Eyes," which spent nine weeks on top of the Billboard charts in 1981. Checkin' Out the Ghosts is the twelfth studio album by Kim Carnes, released in Japan only. 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.
Mistaken Identity is the sixth studio album by Kim Carnes released in the spring of 1981. It was one of 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.
View from the House is a studio album by Kim Carnes, released in 1988. The album marked a return to her early country music roots.
The album spawned two minor hit singles, "Crazy in Love" and "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness", both charting on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks at #68 and #70 respectively. The pop oriented "Crazy in Love" also made it to #13 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Drawing heavily on her early-'80s peak, when she spent nine weeks at number one with "Bette Davis Eyes," Gypsy Honeymoon: The Best of Kim Carnes may not be a definitive collection, but it nevertheless is a first-rate one, containing the majority of her best-known songs. There's "Bette Davis Eyes," plus "Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer," "More Love," "Mistaken Identity," and "Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)." While "Draw of the Cards" and "Voyeur" should have been here, this still winds up being a fairly satisfying collection for most casual fans.
"Chasin' Wild Trains" is the thirteenth studio album by Kim Carnes, released in 2004. It was Carnes' first full-length album since 1991's "Checkin' Out the Ghosts" which was released only in Japan and her first to be released both in the U.S. and internationally since 1988's "View from the House". "Chasin' Wild Trains" was originally released by the Sparky Dawg Music label in the U.S. and later re-issued internationally by Dutch label Corazong. The album did not chart, however.