Includes FREE MP3
of this album.
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £4.99
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available


Les Fleurs - The Minnie Riperton Anthology [Original recording remastered]

Minnie Riperton Audio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
Price: £9.03 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 20 Sep.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
Buy the MP3 album for £4.99 at the Amazon Digital Music Store.

Amazon's Minnie Riperton Store


Image of album by Minnie Riperton


Image of Minnie Riperton
Visit Amazon's Minnie Riperton Store
for 28 albums, 6 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Les Fleurs - The Minnie Riperton Anthology + Perfect Angel/Adventures In Paradise + Stay In Love/Minnie
Price For All Three: £25.01

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product details

  • Audio CD (17 Sep 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00005NGSB
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,579 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun
2. Reasons
3. Every Time He Comes Around
4. Young Willing And Able
5. Inside My Love
6. Memory Lane
7. Love Hurts
8. Here We Go
9. You Take My Breath Away
10. Strange Affair
11. Take A Little Trip
12. I'm A Woman
13. Lovin' You
14. Les Fleurs
15. Light My Fire (feat. Jose Feliciano)

Product Description

Minnie Riperton Les Fleurs (The Minnie Riperton Anthology)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful voice, fantastic tunes 2 Aug 2004
Format:Audio CD
Minnie Ripeton's voice is one of the most versatile and rich instruments ever heard. Her range, as showcased in 'Lovin You' was incredible, but it's the seductive tones of songs like 'Inside my Love' that really shine. 'Les Fleurs' is a trimphant and joyous psychedelic treat, the single most uplifting piece of music I know. There are a couple of filler tracks on here, but there's too much quality to let that detract. A fantastic woman (she was a crusader for women's and cancer charities before she died) has left a legacy of unique music for us to enjoy. It would be rude not to.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Near perfect, angel 19 Jun 2008
By Simon
Format:Audio CD
A well-chosen anthology spanning Minnie Ripperton's most creative and musically satisfying decade from the late sixties onwards.

Minnie is best known for LOVIN' YOU - which is rightly included here as, despite a little over-familiarity, it still stands as a deeply affecting performance of a truly great song. But evidently there is much, much more to Minnie than that.

As LOVIN' YOU demonstrates, Minnie was in possession of a breathtaking multi-octave vocal range. However, this collection also testifies to the sheer quality of her songwriting and breadth of musical vision. Minnie's talent clearly included the ability to co-produce her own songs, choose the best producers and musicians to work with and the refusal to waste her vocal talent on throwaway material (a frequent flaw in so many performers in this field). It is true that this is an album of mostly sweet, mid-tempo soul rather than out and out dance floor material but it really does encompass most of the enduring sounds and textures of 1970s Black American music.

The price of the album is justified on its own for the pair of Charles Stepney productions (LES FLEUR and I AM THE BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN), which are two achingly beautiful acoustic-psychedelic soul masterpieces dating from the very late '60s. Both were revived much later on by DJ Gilles Peterson and later covered by 4 Hero and Masters At Work (as Nu Yorican Soul).

You could also say the same for the much-sampled soul-jazz of INSIDE MY LOVE from 1975, which, like so many of Minnie's songs is just incredibly yet understatedly sexy. It was co-written and produced by Minnie and will also be familiar to anybody who has seen Quentin Tarrantino's "Jackie Brown".
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is an album you put on when it's cold and dark outside, and just let it warm you up! There are some fantastically funky tracks like 'Black gold of the sun' and the truly uplifting 'Les Fleurs'- which is quite possibly my favourite record of all time. Minnie Riperton has a voice that seems to float higher than anyone else's and then dip down so effortlessly, Whitney and Mariah should take note. Just a great collection, nicely done. No frills, good old fashioned soul with a lovely gospel edge.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seminal artist sadly no longer with us 29 Jun 2007
By N. Hall
Format:Audio CD
If it wasn't for Nuyorican Soul, The Orb and filmwise Tarantino's Jackie Brown and Road Trip, I think I would have missed out on Minnie. She has a truly sexy voice and any album - which has Lovin' You (sampled by the Orb's A Huge Ever Brain...), I am The Black Gold of The Sun (as covered by Nuyorican Soul) and Inside My Love which featured on those aforementioned two films - gets my vote. True class - even if you discount everything else on the album, buy it for the sheer class of these tracks. I have not found any other song like Inside My Love to evoke, yes, such sexiness. Minnie and Jose Feliciano's cover of Light My Fire (well, OK Felicano's) is from where a certain Will Young (allegedly) plundered such an amazing rendition of The Doors' classic. Just buy this CD, if you love wonderful music with beauty and soul.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Format:Audio CD
this is a good collection to start with put theres plenty other albums she has done that are fab!! the petals minnine riperton collction 2cd is a better collection then this!! but overall a good collection and the picture inside is lush the flowers!! thers is a few stand out tracks here les fleur loving you,perfect angel ,iam the black gold of the sun and others this is a good introduction but need more albums because there all essential!! bought this a few years ago its a good album for a goodnight in!! disco jazz soul!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful voice 25 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I can't express how much I love Minnie Ripertons's voice; such a beautiful voice, my favourites on this album are: I Am The Gold of The Sun & Les Fleurs - very uplifting songs. Inside My Love beautifully sung. Back Down Memory Lane; I defy anyone who cannot relate to this song. It brings back many memories of a very special friendship I had that came to an abrupt end. Loving you is by far by favourite, I first heard it when I was a teenager and loved it. Whenever I listen to this song I always think of this person. I would definitely recommend this album.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique musical gem 15 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Whilst not all of the tracks on this compilation are of the quality the shear bewildering strength of black gold, loving you and les fleurs means just these alone make this an essential purchase. You must but must have these tracks in your music collection. Sonic gold!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars minnie.. 5 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
I think it goes without saying, minnie was one of the greats, she had her own style and her music was very sexual. she reminds me of patrice rushen, when you hear thier songs you simply never forget them... R.I.P miss ripperton , you are missed by many x.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category