Partners in Crime (album)

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Partners in Crime
Studio album by Rupert Holmes
Released October 5, 1979
Recorded 1978-1979
Genre Soft rock
Label Infinity Records
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 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.