Flame (Patti LaBelle album)

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Flame
Studio album by Patti LaBelle
Released June 24, 1997
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre R&B, adult contemporary
Length 64:30
Label MCA Records
Producer Patti LaBelle an L. Armstead Edwards (executive)
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Gerald Levert, David Foster, Arif Mardin
Patti LaBelle chronology
Greatest Hits
(1996)
Flame
(1997)
Live! One Night Only
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Wilson & Alroy's Record Reviews 3/5 stars[2]

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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Someone Like You"   James Harris III, Terry Lewis, James Wright Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, James "Big Jim" Wright (co-producer) 5:55
2. "I Like the Way It Feels"   Gerald LeVert, Edwin "Tony" Nicholas, Patti LaBelle Gerald LeVert, Edwin "Tony" Nicholas 4:38
3. "You Are My Solid Ground"   David Foster, Linda Thompson David Foster 3:59
4. "Flame"   Brenda Russell, Ira Antelis Arif Mardin 4:10
5. "Let Me Be Your Lady"   James Harris III, Terry Lewis, James Wright Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, James "Big Jim" Wright (co-producer) 4:17
6. "Does He Love You"   Sandy Knox, Billy Stritch David Foster 4:17
7. "Shoe Was on the Other Foot"   Gerald LeVert, Edwin "Tony" Nicholas Gerald LeVert, Edwin "Tony" Nicholas 4:24
8. "Addicted to You"   Sheldon "So" Goode, Sami McKinney, Denise Rich Sami McKinney, Christian 4:12
9. "When You Talk About Love"   James Harris III, Terry Lewis, James Wright Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, James "Big Jim" Wright (co-producer) 5:32
10. "Love Is Just a Whisper Away"   Sami McKinney, Kenny Moore, Denise Rich Christian and Sami McKinney 5:19
11. "If By Chance"   Bernard Belle Arif Mardin 4:39
12. "Let Me Be There for You"   Jayne Oldeman, Dwayna Litz James R. "Budd" Ellison 4:19
13. "You Saved My Life"   Terry Steele, Tommy Keane Arif Mardin 4:00
14. "Don't Block the Blessings"   Don Graham, Pam Wolfe, Malcolm Allison, Armstead Edwards Malcolm Allison, Patti LaBelle 4:49
Total length:
64:30

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