Perfect Angel [Deluxe Edition]

Perfect Angel [Deluxe Edition]

by Minnie Riperton


Perfect Angel is the best Minnie Riperton album, and still the closest she came to stardom. Stevie Wonder chipped in on drums, keyboards, and other instruments, and also wrote several tracks. "Reasons" was her finest uptempo tune, while the title track was a wonderful change-of-pace number. She also got her biggest hit, "Lovin' You," which became a signature tune. [In 2017, following numerous reissues that quickly went out of print, original label Capitol released a definitive Deluxe Edition, expanded with extended versions mixed by John Morales.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/01/2017
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602557967852
catalogNumber: 002740602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Minnie Riperton   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Deniece Williams   Background Vocals
Hubert Laws   Flute
Odell Brown   Overdubs
Michael Sembello   Guitar
Sneaky Pete Kleinow   Steel Guitar
Shirley Brewer   Background Vocals
Ollie E. Brown   Drums
Lani Groves   Background Vocals
Marlo Henderson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Reggie McBride   Bass
Richard Rudolph   Guitar
Stevie Wonder   Bass,Cymbals,Drums,Electric Piano,Moog Bass
Yvonne Wright   Background Vocals
Toro Negro   Bass,Harmonica,Piano,Cymbals,Drums,Electric Piano
Rocki Dzidzornu   Conga

Technical Credits

Minnie Riperton   Composer
Malcolm Cecil   Engineer
Robert Margouleff   Engineer
Richard Rudolph   Composer,Liner Notes
Gary Starr   Engineer
Harry Weinger   Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Yvonne Wright   Composer
Xilonen Oreshnick   Photo Coordination
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
Wonderlove   Arranger
Jack Arenas   Tape Research

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Perfect Angel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pure heart. Pure soul. Pure. talent. Pure love. "Lovin' You", "It's so Nice to See Old Friends", "Take a Little Trip", "Edge of a Dream", "Perfect Angel". Five songs that truly touches my heart, all on the same album. Seeing as how you left us so early in life, listening to your music brings tears to my eyes. You truly are a perfect angel. Spread your wings, Minnie, because I know you earned em'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best title for this album, her first ''mainstream'' album. (Her top 40 hit ''Lovin' You'' is occasionally heard on Burger King commercials.) The range of her voice easily ascends to the clouds as if it were made of wings. My college roommate and I used to listen to this album to fall asleep by, closing with the song ''Our Lives'' with a Stevie Wonder harmonica back-up that is so sweet you would think you had brownies in the oven! The last line of that song ''and the days that you've been gone will vanish like this song, sung by the rain when we were fast....asleep'' was the perfect way to be tucked in!