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|Released||June 8, 1993|
|Johnny Gill chronology|
Three singles were released from the album with music videos. The first single, "The Floor", was accompanied by a music video directed by Julien Temple. Temple previously directed the music video "Fairweather Friend" from Gill's previous album. The second single "I Got You" was directed by Sanji. The video for the third single "Long Way From Home" was directed by Wayne Isham.
Provocative was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 11, 1993. The most successful single from the album was "The Floor", which peaked at number six in Australia, reached number 56 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and charted within the top 50 in the Netherlands and New Zealand.
|1.||"Provocative"||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis||4:32|
|2.||"The Floor"||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis||5:13|
|3.||"Where No Man Has Gone Before"||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis||4:59|
|4.||"I Got You"||4:16|
|5.||"A Cute, Sweet, Love Addiction"||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis||3:59|
|6.||"Long Way From Home"||4:40|
|7.||"Tell Me How U Want It"||4:51|
|8.||"Mastersuite"||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis||4:46|
|9.||"Quiet Time To Play"||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis||4:48|
|10.||"I Know Where I Stand"||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis||5:41|
|11.||"There U Go"||5:16|
|12.||"Let's Just Run Away"||5:15|
- ^a signifies a co-producer
- "I Got You" contains a drum sample of "Synthetic Substitution", written by Herb Rooney, and performed by Melvin Bliss.
- "A Cute, Sweet, Love Addiction" contains an element of "Turn Back the Hands of Time", written by Jack Daniels and Bonnie Thompson, and performed by Tyrone Davis.
- Keyboards: Jimmy Jam, Babyface, Nathan Morris, Daryl Simmons, McKinley Horton
- Drum Programming: Jimmy Jam, L.A. Reid, Nathan Morris, Daryl Simmons
- Drums: Stokley Williams
- Bass: Kayo, Johnny Crooms
- Percussion: Terry Lewis, Stokley Williams
- Piano: Billy Steele
- Background Vocals: Karyn White, Lisa Keith, Mint Condition, Babyface, Marc Nelson, Alexandra Brown, Jamecia Bennett, Pamela Copeland, Nycolia "Tye-V" Turman, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris
- Recording engineer: Steve Hodge, Dave Rideau, Jim Zumpano, Donnell Sullivan, Brad Gilderman, Thom Kidd, Phil Tan
- Mixing: Steve Hodge, Dave Rideau, Barney Perkins, Dave Way
- Mastering: Bernie Grundman Mastering
- Photography: Pamela Springsteen
- Art Direction: Jonathan Clark
- Design: Emilie Burnham
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