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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.

Provocative
Johnny Gill Provocative.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 8, 1993 (1993-06-08)
Recorded1992-93
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)
LabelMotown
ProducerJimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Babyface & L.A. Reid, Boyz II Men, Daryl Simmons & Kayo
Johnny Gill chronology
Johnny Gill
(1990)
Provocative
(1993)
Let's Get the Mood Right
(1996)

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

Provocative
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
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"
4:16
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
4:40
7."Tell Me How U Want It"
  • Edmonds
  • Simmons
4:51
8."Mastersuite"
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
5:16
12."Let's Just Run Away"
  • Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
  • Lance Alexander
  • prof. t
5:15
Total length:63:15
Notes

PersonnelEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fairweather Friend Johnny Gill (1990)". explore.bfi.org.uk. BFI Film Forever. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  2. ^ "Johnny Gill & Boyz II Men - I Got You". mvdbase.com. 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.com. Discogs. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  6. ^ Gill, Johnny. "Provocative (album credits)". allmusic.com. Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-10-12.