Perfect Angel cover

Perfect Angel


Stevie Wonder played on, arranged, produced and co-wrote Riperton’s second album and his synth collaborators Cecil and Margouleff were on engineering and production duties. It’s a gorgeous listen that showcases her infamous five-octave vocal range in a series of sophisticated soul tracks. Her biggest hit ‘Loving You’ is included here, but despite it being her most well-known song, it’s not even the best track on this album. ‘Reasons’ and ‘Every time He Comes Around’ are both stone-cold, searing, guitar-laden minor-soul classics, while elsewhere Riperton effortlessly delivers jazz-tinged and folk-flavoured soul with class. 

Harold Heath

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