Why buy this when you can have it "supersized"?
Greg Brady | Capital City | 05/16/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Razor and Tie Records has reissued this album as "The Mistaken Identity Collection" (ASIN B00000IAZR). Their version not only includes EVERY one of the tracks found here, but it adds some other hits from Carnes including her top 10 cover of Smokey Robinson's "More Love", a fine duet with Kenny Rogers on "Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer" that was a #3 country chart hit, and "Crazy in the Night", a #15 hit that's probably forgotten by most but shouldn't be. #40 hit "Invisible Hands" (1983) makes an appearance in a dance remix version. "I Pretend" was a #9 hit on the Adult Contemporary charts in 1983. You also get #28 hit "Voyeur".
Buy the Razor and Tie version instead and you not only get Kim's best remembered album but also what amounts to a pretty good "Greatest Hits" that's really only missing "What About Me?" (with Kenny Rogers and James Ingram), "Make No Mistake, He's Mine" (with Barbra Streisand) and "You're a Part of Me" (with Gene Cotton) to be comprehensive. This one's been replaced by a better model."
W. Wilkinson | Colonie, NY United States | 03/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 1981 album made Kim Carnes a star, but was also her undoing, as she found it impossible to follow up. The big hit here, of course, was "Bette Davis Eyes," while "Draw of the Cards" also charted.
Basically, this album worked as sort of a transition for Kim; the songs are a somehow comfortable blend of country and pop. It's also a precursor to the crazy-80s-synth tunes Kim would come out with next, before meandering back to country at the end of the decade.
All the songs on this album are good, but keep in mind I'm a big Kim fan and like ALL her 80s stuff. If you're a big 80s fan, too, then this should not disappoint."