Release date
24 Jun 1997
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Someone Like You 5:57 868
2 I Like The Way It Feels 4:41 220
3 You Are My Solid Ground 4:00 483
4 Flame 4:11 659
5 Let Me Be Your Lady 4:20 420
6 Does He Love You 4:21 229
7 Shoe Was On The Other Foot 4:27 224
8 Addicted To You 4:16 248
9 When You Talk About Love 5:35 5,294
10 Love Is Just A Whisper Away 5:20 878
11 If By Chance 4:42 196
12 Let Me Be There For You 4:22 174
13 You Saved My Life 4:03 217
14 Don't Block The Blessings 4:49 215

About this album

Flame is the thirteenth studio album for singer Patti LaBelle, released on MCA Records in 1997. The album consists of R&B and Adult Contemporary songs. 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 gold by year’s end giving the singer her fifth gold album.

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  • discotequedude

    I have a copy of this album. It is a solid album of slow jams, ballads and a couple of uptempos. Patti's vocals are fabulous throughout the album!

    28 Apr 2010 Reply

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