Partners in Crime (album)

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Partners in Crime
Studio album by Rupert Holmes
Released October 5, 1979
Recorded January – July 1979
Genre Soft rock
Label Infinity/MCA
Producer Rupert Holmes, Jim Boyer
Rupert Holmes chronology
Pursuit of Happiness
(1978)
Partners in Crime
(1979)
Adventure
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 7/10[2]

Partners in Crime is an album by American singer-songwriter and musician Rupert Holmes, includes the hits "Him" and "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)", the latter of which was the Billboard #1 hit of December 1979 and January 1980; it was the only single to hold the #1 position in both years and in different decades. The album itself reached #33 on the Billboard Album Charts. Also, although "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" was released as a single on Infinity Records, "Him" was released on MCA Records. The Infinity catalog had been absorbed by MCA at the time the latter single was released.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Rupert Holmes.

  1. "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" – 4:34
  2. "Partners in Crime" – 5:14
  3. "Nearsighted" – 2:49
  4. "Lunch Hour" – 4:38
  5. "Drop It" – 4:10
  6. "Him" – 4:04
  7. "Answering Machine" – 3:33
  8. "The People That You Never Get to Love" – 3:46
  9. "Get Outta Yourself" – 4:43
  10. "In You I Trust" – 4:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Rupert Holmes - vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, saxophone
  • Dean Bailin - guitar
  • Frank Gravis - bass
  • Leo Adamian - drums
  • Steve Jordan - "double drums" with Adamian on "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)"
  • Peter Gordon - French horn
  • Wayne Andre - trombone
  • Dave Taylor - bass trombone
  • Victoria - percussion
  • Bob Gurland - voiced trumpet on "Get Outta Yourself"
  • Chrissy Faith - background vocals on "Answering Machine"
  • Gene Orloff Section - strings[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Elias. "Partners in Crime - Rupert Holmes | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (February 7–20): 31. 
  3. ^ "Rupert Holmes - Partners In Crime (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05.