The Best of Minnie Riperton

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The Best of Minnie Riperton
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Greatest hits album by Minnie Riperton
Released 1981
Recorded 1974-1980
Genre
Label Capitol
Producer
Minnie Riperton chronology
Love Lives Forever
(1980)
The Best of Minnie Riperton
(1981)
Gold: The Best of Minnie Riperton
(1993)

The Best of Minnie Riperton is a posthumous greatest hits album by American singer Minnie Riperton, released in 1981 and issued by Capitol Records.[1] The album consists of the hits like "Perfect Angel", "Lovin' You", "Inside My Love", and "Adventures in Paradise". Also included, her last two released singles "Here We Go" from the album Love Lives Forever and "You Take My Breath Away" (both from the album Love Lives Forever).

The hits album features a new remix of "Memory Lane"; unreleased live versions of "Can You Feel What I'm Saying?", "Lover And Friend", and "Young, Willing, and Able"; two brief dialog tracks called "Moments with Minnie..."; and a cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Woman of Heart And Mind", a holdover from the Minnie sessions, as the "new" track.

Nothing from Riperton's 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 catolog with both Epic Records and Capitol Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "A Moment with Minnie..." (Dialog)     0:52
2. "Pefect Angel" (Single Mix) Stevie Wonder from the album Perfect Angel 3:21
3. "Memory Lane" (1981 Mix) Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph
Keni St. Lewis, Gene Dozier
from the album Minnie 3:57
4. "Lovin' You" (Single Mix) Riperton, Rudolph from the album Perfect Angel 3:42
5. "Can You Feel What I'm Saying?" (Live Version) Riperton, Rudolph, Leon Ware original studio version from the album Stay in Love 4:28
6. "Here We Go" (featuring Peabo Bryson) Riperton, Rudolph, Arthur Phillips from the album Love Lives Forever 4:03
7. "Inside My Love" (Single Mix) Riperton, Rudolph from the album Adventures in Paradise 3:58
8. "Lover and Friend" (Live Version) Riperton, Rudolph, Lewis, Dozier from the album Minnie 4:09
9. "Woman of Heart and Mind" (Unreleased) Joni Mitchell Unreleased track for the album Minnie 3:42
10. "Young, Willing and Able" (Live Version) Riperton, Rudolph, Marlo Henderson original studio version from the album Stay in Love 4:18
11. "You Take My Breath Away" (Radio edit) Riperton, Rudolph, Randy Waldman from the album Love Lives Forever 3:43
12. "Another Moment with Minnie..." (Dialog)     0:35
13. "Adventures in Paradise" Riperton, Joe Sample, Rudolph from the album Adventures in Paradise 3:12

Credits[edit]

  • Art Direction – Roy Kohara
  • Mixed By – David Cole (4) (tracks: A3)
  • Photography By – George Hurrell
  • Producer – Henry Lewy (tracks: A3, B1, B2), Johnny Pate (tracks: A6, B4), Minnie Riperton (tracks: A2 to A5, A7 to B3, B6)
    Richard Rudolph (tracks: A2 to B4, B6), Stewart Levine (tracks: A5, A7, B6)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Black Albums[2] 59

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