Epic publish Minnie Riperton’s ‘Adventures in Paradise,’ her third album (1975)

Minnie Riperton‘s ‘Adventures in Paradise’ is her third studio album with music by The Crusaders, released on May 22, 1975 by Epic.

Track Listing : 1.Baby, This Love I Have (Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Richard Rudolph) – 04:02 . 2.Feelin’ That Your Feelin’S Right (Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Richard Rudolph) – 04:22 . 3.When It Comes Down To It (Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph) – 03:24 . 4.Minnie’S Lament (Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph) – 04:10 . 5.Love And Its Glory (Minnie Riperton, Ed Brown, Richard Rudolph) – 05:10 . 6.Adventures In Paradise (Minnie Riperton, Joe Sample, Richard Rudolph) – 03:15 . 7.Inside My Love (Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Richard Rudolph) – 04:45 . 8.Alone In Brewster Bay (Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph) – 04:25 . 9.Simple Things (Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph) – 03:44 . 10.Don’T Let Anyone Bring You Down (Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph) – 02:55

Musicians : Minnie Riperton – Vocals . Tom Scott – Saxophone . Jim Horn – Horn, Saxophone . Joe Sample – Keyboards . Dorothy Ashby – Harp . Larry Carlton – Guitar . Dean Parks – Guitar . Richard Rudolph – Guitar . Eddie Brown – Bass . Jim Gordon – Percussion, Drums . Sid Sharp – Strings

Production : Produced By Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Stewart Levine Rik Pekkonen – Engineer

Package : Masaharu Yoshioka – Liner Notes

Recorded 1975 At Wally Heider Studio Three, Los Angeles.

Released On May 22, 1975 By Epic.

(Source Minnie Riperton‘s ‘Adventures in Paradise’ | Minnie Riperton @ Wikipedia)

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TheTelepathicKid @ RateYourMusic
This album’s a near masterpiece yet it seems to be pretty overlooked, except for the fact that it gets name checked as a sample source for the likes of Jean Jacques Smoothie and A Tribe Called Quest. There’s a lot more to it than being an obscure soul record for crate diggers and beat makersand it all comes down to the versatility of Riperton and her voice. […]

BBC
Full of peace, love and sensuality, this is one of Riperton’s greatest recordings. There is sultry ambience on Minnie’s Lament, beautiful reggae-influenced soul on Love and Its Gloryand 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. […]

allmusic
The songs written by Minnie and Rudolph alone match up well with the best of Perfect Angeland they’re deceptively eclectic, mixing and matching soul and rock with touches of country and adult pop. The album was tailor made for the kind of ’70s radio format that would not balk at spinning Boz Scaggs, LTDand Fleetwood Mac back-to-back-to-back. But, for whatever reason (poor promotion, closed minds), it did not do nearly as well as it deserved. […]

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