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Rupert Holmes - Partners In Crime (1979) [1993, Reissue]

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Rupert Holmes - Partners In Crime (1979) [1993, Reissue]

Rupert Holmes - Partners In Crime (1979) [1993, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Singer-songwriter | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 42:42 | 231,20 Mb
Label: MCA Records (Europe) | Cat.# MCD10841/MCAD10841 | Released: 1993-10-12 (1979-08-05)

"Partners in Crime" is an album by British American singer-songwriter and musician Rupert Holmes. The album was Holmes's most commercially successful record and includes all three of Holmes's solo Top 40 hits: "Him," "Answering Machine" and "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)." "Escape" 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. 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.
~Wikipedia

Rupert Holmes - Partners In Crime (1979) [1993, Reissue]

Before the release of this successful 1979 album, Holmes released four albums that failed to capture him at his best. Shortly before this, Holmes made his mark as songwriter. He penned the kitschy cannibalism tale "Timothy" for the Buoys. From his 1976 effort Singles came "The Last of the Romantics" which was covered to great effect by Engelbert Humperdinck. Partners in Crime finds Holmes more focused with pop savvy and a great batch of songs. The effort's biggest hit, the ingratiating "Escape" (The Pina Colada Song)," though skilled, is cutesy enough to make some people's eyes roll. Despite the nature of that track, Holmes was also willing to tackle more interesting issues. With the slightly disco-fied title track, he deftly examines the male/female dynamic as business deal. Throughout the song, Holmes is having a lot of fun with every salacious detail. "Nearsighted" has him going the power pop route and all but wringing tears out of seeing "slightly out of focus." As Partners in Crime goes along, what becomes striking is some of the tracks' subtle use of R&B flourishes. "Him" depicts Holmes as the cuckold and has a beautiful string arrangement, a great hook, and strong, vivid lyrics. The album's best ballad, "The People That You Never Get to Love" has Holmes again giving a warm and confident vocal and is poignant rather than weepy. Although there are a few waste cuts, on the whole Partners in Crime is a thought-provoking and polished album.
~Review by Jason Elias

Rupert Holmes - Partners In Crime (1979) [1993, Reissue]

Rupert Holmes - Partners In Crime (1979) [1993, Reissue]




Release of this album: 1979, August, 5 [LP Infinity Records, Cat.# INF 9020, USA]
Release of this CD: 1993, October, 12 [CD MCA Records (Europe), Cat.# MCD-10841/MCAD-10841, UPC: 008811084127]
℗© 1979 MCA Records, Inc.
Distributed by BMG, a Bertelsmann Music Group Company.
Made in Austria (CD).
Printed in Germany (Artwork).


Credits:

Art Direction, Design Concept [Cover], Design – Peter Corriston
Bass Trombone – Dave Taylor
Drums – Leo Adamian
Electric Bass – Frank Gravis
Engineer [Associate] – Eric Bloch, Ollie Cotton
Engineer, Mixed By – Jim Boyer
Executive-Producer, Other [Creative Supervision] – Normand Kurtz
French Horn – Peter Gordon
Guitar – Dean Bailin
Guitar, Soloist – Dean Bailin (tracks: 3 to 5, 10)
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Percussion – Victoria
Photography By – Brian Hagiwara
Producer – Jim Boyer, Rupert Holmes
Strings – The Gene Orloff Section
Trombone – Wayne Andre
Vocals, Keyboards, Saxophone, Synthesizer – Rupert Holmes
Written-By, Arranged By – Rupert Holmes


Tracklist:

01. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (04:37)
(Drums [Double] – Leo Adamian, Steve Jordan)
02. Partners In Crime (05:16)
03. Nearsighted (02:52)
04. Lunch Hour (04:40)
05. Drop It (04:12)
06. Him (04:06)
07. Answering Machine (03:35)
(Backing Vocals – Chrissy Faith)
08. The People That You Never Get To Love (03:48)
09. Get Outta Yourself (04:46)
(Voice [Trumpet] – Bob Gurland)
10. In You I Trust (04:50)

Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios New York City.
Mixed at A&R Studios New York City.
Mastered at Sterling Sound


Exact Audio Copy V1.3 from 2. September 2016

EAC extraction logfile from 22. August 2019, 19:39

Rupert Holmes / Partners In Crime

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 -2.49 dB -20.46 dB 5:16 02-Partners In Crime
DR12 -1.20 dB -18.64 dB 2:52 03-Nearsighted
DR14 -2.25 dB -18.98 dB 4:40 04-Lunch Hour
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DR14 -0.61 dB -19.80 dB 3:35 07-Answering Machine
DR14 -3.44 dB -21.24 dB 3:48 08-The People That You Never Get To Love
DR15 -2.33 dB -20.21 dB 4:46 09-Get Outta Yourself
DR14 -2.41 dB -18.72 dB 4:50 10-In You I Trust
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 719 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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See also:
Rupert Holmes - Widescreen (1974) [1995, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
Rupert Holmes - Best One (1997) [Japan] {20bit K2 Mastering}

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