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Kim Carnes – Draw Of The Cards (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 10th, 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

“Draw of the Cards” is a 1981 single release from Kim Carnes’s album Mistaken Identity. The single reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #49 on the UK singles chart. “Draw Of The Cards” failed to emulate the chart success of its predecessor, “Bette Davis Eyes”, missing out on Top 10 status in many of the countries that song had reached pole position.

The music video for the song is directed by Russell Mulcahy, who previous directed the “Bette Davis Eyes” video.

The “Special Long Version” is exclusive to the European releases of the 12″.

SIDE A:
Draw Of The Cards (Special Long Version) 6:50
Written-By – B. Como*, V. Garay*

SIDE B:
Break The Rules Tonight (Out Of School) 3:17
Written-By – W. W. Waldman*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Excellent
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1981 Draw Of The Cards U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #28
1981 Draw Of The Cards U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #25

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI Electrola – 1C 052-86 400 YZ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1981
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer, Recorded By – Val Garay
Written-By – D. Ellingson*, K. Carnes*

NOTES:
“Special Long Version”
Taken from the album “Mistaken Identity”.
Printed in Germany

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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19 Responses to “Kim Carnes – Draw Of The Cards (German 12″)”

  1. chris Says:

    One of the best Kim Carnes’ songs… EVER! Thank you for such a clean rip!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chris I had been planning to post this one for a long time but I had issues getting it to sound like I wanted. But finally here it is and it turned out pretty good 🙂

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  2. Spring Says:

    It’s always a pleasure to listen to Kim’s music! Thanks a lot dear Paul!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re super welcome Spring!

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  3. partytimeboy Says:

    Hello Dj PaulT, do you have Kim Carnes “You make my heart feel faster” you can share with us? Thanks for all the good music you pick to post in your site. Great quality rips and great info too. Keep up the good work!

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    partytimeboy Reply:

    My mistake: The title of the song is “You make my heart beat faster (and that’s all that matters)”

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  4. Peter Says:

    I think this was one of the first records that I bought as a kid! Either this was the first one (bought the 7″ though) or Robert Palmer’s “Looking for clues”… Sad to say the don’t exist anymore 🙁

    Oh boy, that brings back memories… Thanks for putting this up! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Peter!

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  5. ric Says:

    Another rare rip, and an excellent one I’m sure! Thanks Paul!
    Quite baffling that after the monster hit that is Bette Davis Eyes (#1 single of 1981 and #2 single of the 80s decade), this didn’t hit Top 10 or even Top 20.

    When Kim was reigning for nine weeks atop with Bette Davis Eyes, one of the songs she kept off the summit was Being With You by Smokey Robinson. Smokey originally had written that song with Kim in mind to record it, because he was impressed by her Top 10 cover of his song, More Love. But Kim thought it more suitable for Mr Pretty Blue Eyes himself and asked Smokey to keep it to record. Kim went on to cover Bette Davis Eyes, and Smokey ended up playing second fiddle to her on the Hot 100 in 1981.
    Nonetheless, it is Smokey’s biggest solo hit in that chart.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ric thank you for the trivia I did not know that about Smokey Robinson Too bad there is not a 12″ of his song I love it.

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    ric Reply:

    You’re welcome, Paul…you know me and my trivia LOL!
    And I agree…so many early 80s classics lacking in that extended/remix format…there isn’t one for Bette Davis Eyes as well right?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s correct Ric there was not a 12″ version of the original Bette Davis Eyes, just the remixes that were released later on.

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    Dan Reply:

    Ric, “Being With You” did manage to reach #1 in Cashbox and I think it also went to #1 on Billboard’s R&B chart. Surprisingly, it didn’t go to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, either. As far as this Kim Carnes song, I used to have the 45. I think it’s a great song that unfortunately gets overlooked frequently where 80’s music is concerned. It was really kind of a bizarre song, maybe a little too strange for listeners in 1981, as evidenced by its chart position. Another big thank you to Paul for giving it some well-deserved attention and allowing us to hear the extended version which I, like many others, never knew existed!

    One more note: Kim’s run at the top with “Bette Davis Eyes” was temporarily interrupted for one week by the Stars On 45 Medley. Kim originally held the top spot for 5 weeks, then Stars On 45 moved in for one week, then Kim returned for another 4 weeks. So if it hadn’t been for the Stars On 45, Kim would have tied Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” as biggest hit of the 80’s, with 10 weeks at #1.

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    ric Reply:

    Yes Dan, I agree Draw Of The Cards doesn’t quite fit into the pop single mold back in 1981…doesn’t have the obvious commercial hook in the verses or even chorus.
    With regards to Bette Davis Eyes, much as I love the single, I’m glad Olivia’s Physical got to enjoy that 10-week record for the 80s on its own, ’cause I love that more.
    Being With You not hitting #1 on the AC charts can be surprising. But not when you see that the AC charts is topped by acts like Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Air Supply and Christopher Cross during that era. Dionne Warwick is the only non-Caucasian to actually hit the Top regularly, and mostly because her sound is more Balladry then R&B Soul.
    It is only the following year, with Lionel Richie topping with Truly, that he opened that door a bit bigger for other African American acts.
    This is Lionel’s intentional attempt to cross-over but I’ll have that story when a Lionel Richie or Leo Sayer post surface here. Don’t want to get too out of point here…LOL!

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  6. Andy Simon Says:

    The reason why there had never been a 12″ version of “Bette Davis Eyes”, as incredible as that may sound, is that the whole thing had been recorded live, in one take, no overdubs. So all they could have done might have been to let the track run a little longer in the fade-out.

    This had been a rare thing even in the 1980s, but I guess neither singer nor producers had thought that this song might become such a massive hit that a 12″ would be needed.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Very interesting Andy Simon, thank you for sharing.

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    Andy Simon Reply:

    “I took them into Leeds rehearsal studio in North Hollywood for three weeks and we rehearsed everything. Oddly enough, the night we were rehearsing ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ was the night John Lennon was murdered. Someone came into the studio in the middle of rehearsal and told us. Very weird. Anyway, we cut ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ totally live at Record One: every note, the percussion, even the [electronic] Synare and Kim’s vocals; there was never an overdub. I think we did three takes and the one we used was take one. I did a rough mix the night we cut it, and then I spent four days chasing that mix when we mixed the album later and I never could beat that first one. Thank God I had done the original mix to quarter-inch.”

    This is where this is from: http://mixonline.com/recording/interviews/audio_kim_carnes_bette/index.html

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    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    Awesome info! I had no idea that “Bette Davis Eyes” was recorded in one take. Amazing. It surely sounds polished!

    Regardless, thank you, Paul, once again, for this Kim Carnes rarity. It’s another “forgotten” Top 40 hit!

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  7. djrichiep Says:

    Nice! I almost bought this off of Discogs the other night. Now, I don’t have to. Thanks Paul!

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