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  • Audio CD (23 Feb. 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00018ZY84
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,453 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen11. Feelin' That The Feeling's Good 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. When It Comes Down To It 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Adventures in Paradise was the first album that Minnie Riperton made with some stellar success behind her. Previously the singer’s singer, she had worked behind the scenes at Chess and made some delicious, cultish recordings with Rotary Connection and on her 1970 solo debut Come to My Garden. However, all that changed with her 1974 album, Perfect Angel, and its US number one hit single, Lovin’ You, which showcased her remarkable five-octave vocal range and briefly made her a household name.

Produced with Stevie Wonder, Perfect Angel was a huge, much-loved success. Adventures in Paradise was its follow-up and, inevitably, comparisons with its predecessor were made. Co-produced by The Crusaders’ studio man Stewart Levine (with Riperton and her husband/co-writer Richard Rudloph), it’s an exceptionally well-played, well-made album. It was not as commercially successful as Perfect Angel and therefore was initially seen as something of a failure. It is anything but.

It shares a similar feel to the rest of her work, singing the praises of love, friends and family, with a loose, almost hippie-like groove for such a polished record. Three tracks were co-written with Leon Ware, one of the greatest protagonists of the slow jam (he would go on to write Marvin Gaye’s I Want You). Of Ware’s tracks, the standout is Inside My Love, where ambiguous yet explicit sexual imagery is tempered by the innocence of Riperton’s vocal. There is sultry ambience on Minnie’s Lament, beautiful reggae-influenced soul on Love and Its Glory, and the busy, climatic groove of the title-track, which demonstrates her vocal dexterity, clearly something record executives wanted to hear more of in the wake of Lovin’ You.

Riperton died of breast cancer tragically early in 1979 at the age of 31, leaving a body of work that marked her out as something very special indeed. When the Talkin’ Loud label came along in the 90s, her work was a much referred-to touchstone and a new audience got to hear her previous standards Les Fleur, I am the Black Gold of the Sun and, thanks to director Quentin Tarantino using it in his Blaxploitation homage, Jackie Brown, Inside My Love became well-known, too. Full of peace, love and sensuality, Adventures in Paradise is one of Riperton’s greatest recordings.

--Daryl Easlea

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Gale on 10 Sept. 2010
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The best of Minnie is all here. Perfect Angel was her big breakthrough but Adventures in Paradise is her masterstroke. On the latter she enlists members of The Crusaders and a harpist to create a classy Soul/Jazz classic. We love you Minnie.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Cudworth Craig Stephen on 5 Sept. 2004
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Minnie Riperton really had an angelic voice it's not suprising that Stevie Wonder called her an angel.Stevie co-produced her debut solo album along with Minnie and her husband Richard Rudolph.The album opens with the rocky 'Reasons'it's a real belter that grows on you with each listen and could have been a Rotary Connnection song.Other highlights include 'Take a little trip'written by Stevie and his late wife Syreeta Wright,and the title track. 'Every time he comes around'could go on any luv makin' compilation and the closing track is a real piece of sublimity Stevie's harmonica being the icing on the cake.Need i speak about 'Lovin' you'? it's Minnie's anthem and probably one of the most beautiful songs ever crafted.
'Adventures in paradise' could have been a bigger album than it was Minnie and Richard were paired with Stewart Levine this time around and some of LA's most talented musicians contibuted they included Larry Carlton,Joe Sample,and Tom Scott.'Baby this love i have''When it comes down to it''inside my love' and the title track are great timeless songs that shold be heard more on the radio this second lp was a more polished affair and a worthy follow up to 'Perfect Angel' this two on one in conclusion is a must.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By musiclover29 on 4 July 2011
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Minnie Riperton is not well served by compilations - her versatility means that most collections offer snippets from different stages of her career and end up sounding uneven and disjointed. A much better idea is to get this bargain CD, containing her 2 best albums in their full. Perfect Angel is simply brilliant - one of the best soul albums of the 70s. You will be amazed by both the beauty and range of Minnie's vocals, and the diversity of the music. My favourites are the rocky Reasons, Stevie-penned and influenced Take A Little Trip, the jazzy Seeing You This Way, and the almost singer-songwriter It's So Nice (To See Old Friends). Given it also includes the exquisite Loving You, it is a real gem. Follow-up Adventures In Paradise has a much more uniform jazzy feel and sound, but also a great set of songs. Buy it, you will forever be in love with the amazing talent that was Minnie Riperton.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Mar. 2009
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Once heard never forgotten, a real Soul Classic, that ticks all the boxes and then some. All the songs are gems, but if I had to pick one it would be
'Inside my Love'. The vocal range achieved in the song is amazing. This album is must have, regardless of how small your musical tastes are.

Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grimbles64 on 3 Jan. 2012
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Minnie Ripperton was taken from us way before her time... and when you listen to her music it pulls at the heart strings for her loss and the talent that we have been deprived of... thankfully she left us with at least some of her wonderful work... Bless you Minnie.
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Such a beautiful singer. I used to listen to her over and over again back in the '70's. Her passing was tragic and a great loss to music.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Jan. 2015
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Apparently able to hit an octave above what is normal for most people - the legendary voice of Rotary Connection's Minnie Riperton could break glass at ten paces (some say). And my God - do you get that shiver down your spine when you hear the vocal peaks Minnie Julia hits on these two fabulous slabs of Seventies Soul. All this and the monster Number 1 hit "Lovin' You" - easily up there as being one of the most beautiful love songs ever written. Here are the heavenly details...

Released February 2004 - EMI/Stateside 597 1972 (Barcode 724359719726) gives us the albums "Perfect Angel" and "Adventures In Paradise" on 1CD and breaks down as follows (76:59 minutes):

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 [Side 2]
7. Every Time He Comes Around
8. Lovin' You
9. Our Lives
Tracks 1 to 9 are their album "Perfect Angel" - released August 1974 in the USA on Epic KE 32561 and October 1974 in the UK on Epic EPC 80426

10. Baby, This Love I Have
11. Feelin' That Your Feelin's Right
12. When It Comes Down To It
13. Minnie's Lament
14. Love And Its Glory
15. Adventures In Paradise [Side 2]
16. Inside My Love
17. Alone In Brewster Bay
18. Simple Things
19. Don't Let Anyone Bring You Down
Tracks 10 to 19 are her 3rd solo album "Adventures In Paradise" - released June 1975 in the USA and UK on Epic PE 33454 and Epic EPC 69142

The album "Perfect Angel" hit the prestigious Number 1 spot on the American R&B Billboard charts in August 1974 - ploughed into that position by its centrepiece - the gorgeous "Lovin' You".
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A fantastic CD from the voice of an angel, who sadly departed this world in the late 1970's well before her time.
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