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  • Audio CD (August 14, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen
  • ASIN: B000002OOJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,883 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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His music is very hard to classify because it's not pop, rock or blues.
Calvet
On top of the clever and profound lyrics, Holmes's voice is deep and soothing, and the production is first-class soft pop.
John Corbett
Partners In Crime" is a curious album about the continuing ironies of love, affection, and cheating.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By John Corbett on May 3, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Rupert Holmes writes songs about love, just as many popular artists do. But what sets his style apart from the rest of the pack is his use of playful stories and insightful lyrics set in modern situations that we can all relate to. It's all the more impressive because these songs are every bit as touching and relevant today as they were over twenty years ago when the album was first released.
Partners In Crime (1979), his most commerically successful album, contains his smash hit, "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)". Because of its success, it has become the butt of jokes, but a close listen to the lyrics shows that it is actually a very clever song about a man and a wife, who, bored with their marriage, submit personal ads for romance to a newspaper, not realizing the other has done the same. When they finally arrange the meeting, they find none other than their better halves waiting for them, discovering that they had made the right choice long ago.
"Him" was another Top Ten hit, although this one tends to be forgotten by those who label Holmes as a "one-hit wonder". Here his character complains that his lover is not only having an affair, but doing a poor job on concealing it. Holmes's character can tell, among a number of reasons, because she carelessly leaves behind evidence of a foreign brand of cigarettes: "Sometimes the girl forgets."
If you want to impress your friends when they call you, then you should use the refrain to "Answering Machine", yet another Top Forty hit from the album. Here our hero suddenly decides to propose marriage to his lady, but she's not home. The thirty-second length capacity of the standard machine back in those days frustrates him by cutting off the most important words of his message.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CacaoRock Online Radio on July 9, 2001
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Partners In Crime" is a curious album about the continuing ironies of love, affection, and cheating. The first hit single, "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" presents our narrator feeling the depressions of rutine in his relationship. Egotistically, he searchs the connections section in a newspaper for running away from the boredom of having a steady girlfriend. When he mets his connection, he finds out she's his own girlfriend, also running away from him. The funny thing is they both love Pina Coladas, and to get caught in the rain. But they were long-time lovers, and love, Rupert says, is a fading flower in a world where trust is also fading each and every day.
The journey continues with the album's title track as we follow two couples: one, a teenager hooker that doesn't tell the difference between love, need, affection and self-esteem. The other couple, a dominatrix and his slave who during office hours is her boss. They have to know that something's wrong with their lifestyles, isn't it? How an innocent girl could be treated that way and feel that need for a pimp? How come work is a great aphrodisiac, turning simple people into power and pain? This song is a funky-cheating-adult-oriented number with excellent horn arrangements, putting us in the key-city of the cheating events: New York. The center of the cheating culture.
After a lament of being "Nearsighted" and being rejected by girls, Rupert sighs and takes the story on the Lunch Hour in Manhattan, where a girl takes the cab to visit her current lover in a hotel, just when she was supposed to have a meal. "Whatever had for lunch agrees with you", Rupert comments with her.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott Corrales on March 24, 2000
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I first heard Rupert Holmes' "Him" in 1979, and although it's been relegated to the attic of campy songs, "Partners in Crime" is an audio masterpiece along the lines of a fine Steely Dan album. "Escape" and "Him" are some of the weaker tracks on the album: "In You I Trust" and "Partners in Crime" have some of the most creative lyrics penned by Rupert Holmes. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott Atkinson on June 1, 1999
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I don't know what made me buy the tape all those years ago but it hooked me on Rupert Holmes. "The People You Never get to Love" is the single most awe inspiring lyrics I've ever heard. If you ever find "Full Circle" get it. It will not disappoint.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Missing Person on November 1, 2004
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Rupert Holmes' "Partners In Crime" was originally released in/ around September of 1979, and it's where you'll find the huge/ notorious #1 hit "Escape" aka "The Pina Colada Song". Although the song is sly as well as well-crafted & insanely catchy, its whimsical nature might lead listeners to think this 1979 album is some kind of wacky late '70s relic that's best forgotten. That couldn't be less true. Like usual, Rupert wrote every song on this album himself, & he displays his boundless songwriting creativity by unleashing one astonishingly well-crafted, inspired gem after another. "The Pina Colada Song" starts the album off in great fashion, but it's only the tip of the iceberg. The title track makes great use of a galloping drum line, features mind-bogglingly crafty lyrics, and has a deathless chorus. "Nearsighted" is a sentimental, melodic ballad and a solid example of Holmes' knack for writing lyrics that are at once humorous & moving. "Lunch Hour" has an off-kilter verse melody, a hilarious chorus, & an extended salsa-flavored instrumental coda. The reggae-flavored "Drop It" is about wanting a girlfriend to just lighten up & not be so serious & it features some laugh-out-loud humorous lyrics. "Him", another big hit, is a haunting song about a cheating girlfriend and features a punchy, dramatic chorus. "Answering Machine", like "Escape", is another highly whimsical song & unsurprisingly was released as a single (it reached the top 40)--with its mockery of the 30-second time limit of "old-fashioned" answering machines, the lyrics are, in a sense, quite dated in today's high-tech world, but the song is lots of fun nonetheless.Read more ›
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