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Provocative is the 4th album by American R&B recording artist Johnny Gill. It was his second album for Motown Records and fourth album overall.

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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 8, 1993 (1993-06-08)
StudioFlyte Tyme Studios
Edina, Minnesota
Studio LaCoCo
Doppler Studios
Atlanta, Georgia
Elumba Recording Studios
Los Angeles, California
Studio 4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GenreR&B, new jack swing, soul
Length47:43 (US version)
63:15 (UK version)
ProducerJimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Babyface & L.A. Reid, Boyz II Men, Daryl Simmons & Kayo
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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.[1] The second single "I Got You" was directed by Sanji.[2] 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.[3]

Track listingEdit

1."Provocative"Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis4:32
2."The Floor"
  • Harris III
  • Lewis
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis5:13
3."Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • Harris III
  • Lewis
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis4:59
4."I Got You"
5."A Cute, Sweet, Love Addiction"
  • Harris III
  • Lewis
  • Jack Daniels
  • Bonnie Thompson
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis3:59
6."Long Way From Home"
  • Reid
  • Edmonds
  • Simmons
7."Tell Me How U Want It"
  • Edmonds
  • Simmons
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis4:46
9."Quiet Time To Play"
  • Harris III
  • Lewis
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis4:48
10."I Know Where I Stand"
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis5:41
11."There U Go"
  • Reid
  • Edmonds
  • Simmons
  • Reid
  • Edmonds
  • Simmons
12."Let's Just Run Away"
  • Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
  • Lance Alexander
  • prof. t
Total length:63:15


Credits adapted from liner notes,[4] Discogs[5] and Allmusic.[6]


  1. ^ "Fairweather Friend Johnny Gill (1990)". BFI Film Forever. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  2. ^ "Johnny Gill & Boyz II Men - I Got You". MVD Base. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  3. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Johnny Gill - Provocative - RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
  4. ^ Johnny Gill - Provocative. Motown Record Company L.P. 3746363552
  5. ^ Gill, Johnny. "Provocative". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  6. ^ Gill, Johnny. "Provocative (album credits)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-10-12.