Flame is the thirteenth studio album for singer Patti LaBelle, released on MCA Records in 1997. Executive produced by LaBelle, the album featured songs from the likes of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who contributed to much of the compositions and productions on the record while other producers including Gerald Levert, Brenda Russell and David Foster were also featured on the album. The album featured the international hit and number-one dance single, "When You Talk About Love", and the R&B radio favorite, "Shoe Was on the Other Foot". The album was also notable in including the ballad, "Don't Block the Blessings", which was the title of LaBelle's best-selling autobiography released a year before Flame. The album went Platinum by year's end.