Flame (Patti LaBelle album)

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Flame
Pattiflame.jpg
Studio album by Patti LaBelle
Released June 24, 1997
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre R&B
Length 64:30
Label MCA
Producer
Patti LaBelle chronology
Greatest Hits
(1996)Greatest Hits1996
Flame
(1997)
Live! One Night Only
(1998)Live! One Night Only1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Flame is the thirteenth studio album by American singer Patti LaBelle, released on MCA Records in 1997. Executive produced by LaBelle, the album features songs from the likes of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who contributed to much of the compositions and productions on the album while other producers including Gerald Levert, Brenda Russell and David Foster are also featured on the album. The album features 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 is also notable for including the ballad, "Don't Block the Blessings", which is the title of LaBelle's best-selling autobiography released a year before Flame. The album went Platinum by the end of 1997.

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

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic.[2]

  • Larry Abramovitz – violin
  • Malcolm Allison – keyboards, producer, programming, string arrangements
  • Bonnie Ayers – violin
  • Gearard Barnes – drums
  • Jerry Barnes – background vocals
  • Katreese Barnes – background vocals
  • Glenn Barratt – engineer
  • Tom Bender – mixing assistant
  • Jamecia Bennett – background vocals
  • Hilary Bercovici – mixing assistant
  • Cindy Blackman – drums
  • John Blake – strings
  • Regina Carter – guest artist, violin
  • Jeff Chestek – engineer
  • Nina Cottman – viola
  • Patricia Daniels – cello
  • Eboni – strings
  • Armstead Edwards – executive producer
  • Felipe Elgueta – engineer
  • James R. Budd Ellison – arranger, producer
  • Jack Faith – orchestration
  • Barbara Ferber – assistant producer
  • Lisa Fischer – background vocals
  • Kevin Ford – background vocals
  • David Foster – arranger, composer, keyboards, producer
  • Simon FranglenSynclavier programming
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Brian Garten – assistant engineer
  • Kenny J. Gravillis – art direction, design
  • Rodney Green – drums
  • Steve Groom – engineer
  • Mick Guzauski – mixing
  • Rev. Patrick Henderson – organ
  • Steve Hodge – engineer, mixing
  • Richard Hotchkiss – strings
  • Jimmy Jam – arranger, producer
  • Richard Jones – strings
  • Richard Joseph – engineer
  • Curtis King – background vocals
  • Robbie Kondor – keyboards, string arrangements, synthesizer
  • Emma Kummrow – violin
  • Patti LaBelle – executive producer, primary artist, producer, vocals, background vocals
  • Sophie Labiner – harp
  • Lamb Chops – keyboards, programming
  • Gerald Levert – arranger, guest artist, keyboard programming, producer, sequencing, vocal arrangement
  • Brian Lewis – bass
  • Tim Lewis – arranger, producer
  • Olga Lonolpelsky – violin
  • Arif Mardin – arranger, producer, string arrangements
  • Joe Mardin – percussion
  • Orest Markiah – strings
  • Aaron McClain – acoustic guitar
  • Sami McKinney – producer, background vocals
  • Rod Milwood – engineer
  • Jennifer Morgo – strings
  • Tanya Murphy – strings
  • Sisaundra Myers – background vocals
  • Najee – guest artist, saxophone
  • Ann Nesby – guest artist, background vocals
  • Edwin "Tony" Nicholas – arranger, keyboard programming, keyboards, producer, sequencing
  • Cherrelle Norton – background vocals
  • Michael O'Reilly – engineer, mixing
  • Gene Orloff – concert master
  • Charles Parker – violin
  • Jean Perrault – violin
  • Lori Perry – background vocals
  • Anthony Pirollo – strings
  • Christine Reeves – violin
  • Gordon Rice – assistant engineer
  • Alexander Richbourg – programming
  • Pulcheria Ricks – assistant producer
  • Rick Ridpath – assistant engineer, mixing assistant
  • Richard Rodriguez – percussion
  • Melvin Roundtree – strings
  • Gen Rubin – drum programming
  • Albert Sanchez – photography
  • Al Schmidt – engineer
  • Mike Scott – guitar
  • Ron A. Shaffer – mixing
  • Ira Siegel – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Steve Skinner – arranger, keyboards, string arrangements, synthesizer
  • James Herb Smith – guitar
  • Xavier Smith – assistant engineer
  • Terry Steele – composer
  • Arthur Stoppe – engineer
  • Mike Tarsia – engineer, mixing
  • Kathleen Thomas – conductor, string arrangements, strings
  • Michael Thompson – guitar
  • Vartan – art direction, design
  • Marc Ward – cello
  • Helen Wedgen – violin
  • Nina Wilkenson – trings
  • Nathanial Wilkie – keyboards
  • Corey Williams – piano
  • Dennis Williams – arranger, conductor
  • Jim Wright – keyboards, producer, background vocals
  • Ruth Wright – viola
  • Sherena Wynn – vocals, background vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flame - Patti LaBelle - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 November 2017. 
  2. ^ "Flame - Patti LaBelle - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 November 2017.