The Best of Minnie Riperton

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The Best of Minnie Riperton
Greatest hits album by Minnie Riperton
Released 1981
Recorded 1974-1980
Genre Soul, R&B
Label Capitol
Producer Richard Rudolph, Johnny Pate, Stevie Wonder, Stewart Levine, Henry Lewy
Minnie Riperton chronology
Love Lives Forever
(1980)
The Best of Minnie Riperton
(1981)

The Best of Minnie Riperton is a posthumous greatest hits album by Minnie Riperton, released in 1981. The album consists of the hits like "Perfect Angel", "Lovin' You", "Inside My Love", and "Adventures in Paradise". Also included is one of her last released singles "Here We Go" from the album Love Lives Forever and "You Take My Breath Away" from the same album; a new remix of "Memory Lane"; unreleased live versions of "Can You Feel What I'm Saying?", "Lover And Friend", and "Young, Willing, & Able"; two brief dialog tracks called "Moments with Minnie"; and a cover of Joni Mitchell's "I Am A Woman of Heart And Mind", a holdover from the Minnie sessions, as the "new" track. Nothing from the Come to My Garden album appears here, nor does her early Chess Records releases as Andrea Davis or her material as a member of Rotary Connection (That would come later in 2001 on the 2-CD set Petals: The Minnie Riperton Collection). This album only covers her tenures with both Epic Records and Capitol Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Moment with Minnie" (Unreleased dialog)
  2. "Perfect Angel" (single mix) (from the album Perfect Angel)
  3. "Memory Lane" (new 1981 mix; original mix from the album Minnie)
  4. "Lovin' You" (single mix) (from the album Perfect Angel)
  5. "Can You Feel What I'm Saying?" (Unreleased live version, Original studio version from the album Stay in Love)
  6. "Here We Go" (single mix) (from the album Love Lives Forever)
  7. "Inside My Love" (single mix) (from the album Adventures in Paradise)

Side Two

  1. "Lover and Friend" (Unreleased live version, Original studio version from the album Minnie)
  2. "I Am a Woman of Heart and Mind" (Unreleased, recorded during the Minnie sessions)
  3. "Young, Willing, & Able" (Unreleased live version, Original studio version from the album Stay In Love)
  4. "You Take My Breath Away" (new edit) (from the album Love Lives Forever)
  5. "Another Moment with Minnie" (Unreleased dialog)
  6. "Adventures in Paradise" (from the album Adventures in Paradise)