Is “Les Fleur” by Minnie Ripperton the…

Sparse guitars and soft drums and Minnie Riperton’s whisper-high vocals. Swooning strings glide in and under and lift the song ever higher as the orchestra swells and the choir skitters in psychedelic wonderment. “Les Fleur” was written and arranged by master producer Charles Stepney and Minnie’s husband, Richard Rudolph. It’s the first track on her debut album, “Come to My Garden”.

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