Editors’ Notes Perfect Angel glows with Minnie Riperton’s captivating blend of easy pop, folk rock, soul, and funk. Her commanding, five-octave range is rich with color and warmth, whether channeling undimmed optimism on the ballad “The Edge of a Dream” or conjuring lazy evenings with the softly rocking “It’s So Nice (To See Old Friends).” “Lovin’ You,” a sugary-sweet lullaby inspired by the birth of her daughter, features a trembling coo rendered in whistle register. But it’s the title track—swaying between sun-kissed pop rock and funky grooves—that best defines this versatile icon.

SONG
Reasons
1
3:26
 
It's So Nice (To See Old Friends)
2
4:44
 
Take a Little Trip
3
4:08
 
Seeing You This Way
4
2:42
 
The Edge of a Dream
5
4:22
 
Perfect Angel
6
3:42
 
Every Time He Comes Around
7
3:53
 
Lovin' You
8
3:59
 
Our Lives
9
5:40