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Perfect Angel

Minnie RipertonAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 6, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Micro Werks
  • ASIN: B0035ECHQI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,390 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Reasons
2. It s So Nice (To See Old Friends)
3. Take A Little Trip
4. Seeing You This Way
5. The Edge Of A Dream
6. Perfect Angel
7. Every Time He Comes Around
8. Lovin You
9. Our Lives

Editorial Reviews

Seldom has the name of an album been more apt: Minnie Riperton possessed a perfectly angelic voice. This utterly entrancing 1974 set generated Minnie s breakthrough to mainstream stardom, its gold record status fueled in large part by its mammoth hit 'Lovin You.' Cut at the Record Plant in L.A. with Stevie Wonder s band (anchored by bassist Reggie McBride and drummer Ollie Brown) in succulent support, 'Perfect Angel' was an altogether enchanting vehicle for Riperton s five-and-a-half-octave vocal range. She could effortlessly float all the way up into Yma Sumac territory while retaining a singular spine-chilling soulfulness.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "A "PERFECT" MAJOR LABEL DEBUT..." November 25, 2001
Format:Audio CD
was this album back in 1974. With the hit single "Lovin' You" leading the way, Minnie put together an album that exposed the world to this fine singer-songwriter. It's an original work, one that could be called "Neo-Soul" for its time. Minnie touches on a wide range of influences with this project. The rockin' "Everytime He Comes Around," the jazzy "Take a Little Trip," the "Stevie Wonderish" "Perfect Angel." All the tunes are interpreted in a unique, special way and Minnie touches your soul through her amazing voice, the voice of an angel. Those who thought Minnie was a one hit wonder found out otherwise with her second album, "Adventures in Paradise" which further showcased her original talent, a talent we still miss to this day. "Perfect Angel" is just that: PERFECT IN EVERY WAY and a CLASSIC!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her best work! July 9, 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Minnie's voice is always so pure and clear as to defy description, but Stevie Wonder's arrangements make this album the best of all her work. Literally, the songs are so beautiful, they will bring you to tears. If you haven't heard this music since you got rid of your record collection, treat yourself to the CD.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars when a Album Meant something May 25, 2002
Format:Audio CD
this Album is something else.Minnie Riperton has Deniece Williams another Dynomite Singer,Michael Sembello a Solid Session Musician who was a part of Stevie Wonder's Band&Who later went on to do Songs for Films&a ton of other Session work. then there is Stevie who Musically clicked really strongly with Minnie&Her range.the title cut alone is pure Magic.the arrangements,harmonys&Musicianship are all Strong to me.it's the kind of Album where things all fell into place really well.Minnie Riperton was a Great Vocalist&Writer.I'd take Her over anything that is out now without thinking twice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovin Minnie October 29, 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was only a little pup when she died, but even then I knew and loved her classic "Lovin You". Years later,after I went through my teeny pop days (NKOTB) and my rap days (NWA) and neither really made me feel good or inspired me. I needed something more. Something more lasting. Something more real. That's when I found Minnie after someone introduced me to jazz and classic R&B. And for the past two years, I have been searching for all her cds and materials. I really hope her label release her last 3 cds. But let me just say, Mariah or Chante can't touch Minnie. If you want proof, get this cd. 30 years later, NO R&B cd release in the 90s have come close to the greatest of "Perfect Angel". This cd is too perfect. Get it now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Minnie Was The Best. :'( July 13, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Perfect Angel is a 2010 CD re-issue of the 1975 debut album by the late Minnie Ripperton. This CD album has all the tracks re-mastered, including the classic and beloved "Loving You". Minnie had paved the way for many female pop artists from the mid-1970's to today. It is heartbreaking that Miss Ripperton did not live long enough to see her musical talents praised by a new generation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sidney February 29, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i love Minnie i wish she was still alive. nobody has a voice like her. but i can still can buy all her music if i wanted to
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Songs by a Perfect Songtress August 26, 2014
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If you love the mesmerizing beautiful voice of Minnie Riperton, you will adore this album of music on CD that introduced us to Ms. Riperton via solo. Oh, the wonderful songs and lyrics carry a deep coherent message that we don't always get today. The words really mean something as deeply as the music is beautiful. A must have in your collection if you're a fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 7, 2014
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Excellent....been wanting to purchase this for years. Originally I had it on 8 track.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I already know it Great.
I'm 57 yrs. of ago so when I pick out music, I already know it Great.
Published 13 days ago by JD Shelton
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Feel great to get a copy.
Published 2 months ago by najiyyah nashid
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Angel!
What can I say but Perfect Angel! I just love all of Minnie Riperton music her voice is beautiful. R.I.P.
Published 4 months ago by LaShema Burt
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I love vinyl and Minnie! Love using Wonder Book sellers because the record is always in the condition they say its going to be in and they carefully packaged it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by A.B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect representation of the 70's
Sound quality and arrangements were better than I remember. In addition Stevie Wonder's influence and contribution while at the top of his career really made a difference.
Published 7 months ago by JOSEPH M.GUIDA
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific voice
Her voice is amazing saw her in concert and she blew me away. Her high notes are pure not flat or sharp.even in person
Published 8 months ago by Debra Jane Springer
5.0 out of 5 stars Angel Wings
Ms. Riperton has definitely has her Angel Wings! She rejuvenated me with life and love. Having this material back in my life was like seeing an old friend that you haven't seen for... Read more
Published 13 months ago by ALLove
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Minnie
Have had the record for years and haven't been able to play it so am really thrilled to have the CD, a talented woman with a really amazing voice.
Published 15 months ago by Janet Harper
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!
I'm replacing a 'few' of my old Vinyl Lps with CDs. This is one of my favorites! Minnies' voice was awesome whereas she could reach pretty much any note on a music scale. Read more
Published 23 months ago by La Loca
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