An Excellent Followup
By Adam J. Byrne
While he couldn't and didn't top his personal best, 1990's self titled masterpiece, this album further shows off Gill's impressive vocal prowess. I have an alternate version of the record that features what I believe to be one of the best Johnny song's you've probably never heard. My version starts with the track "The Floor" which is a fantastic stomping new-jack rush. Followed by the similar and still stunning "Provacative" the album flows nicely between the hard dance-oriented songs to the sexy and mellow love jams. The American album closer, I Know Where I Stand sends Gill back to his church day's as he belts out to the man upstairs...honestly not my cup of tea, but it is worth mention because of the stellar vocal chops the man has. My album goes further with There U Go from the Boomerang soundtrack. This track set the charts afire in 1992 and you can see why, mellow and lilting with that voice that goes from a growl to a scream so effortlessly. The closer on my album is the one you HAVE to hear. The track is called Let's Just Run Away. Originally on the Mo' Money soundtrack, the song is a great standalone piece as well, as it is one of Gill's most stunning performances. I can't praise the song enough, than to say that it has become the most played track on my iPod. Mind you, my iPod is 80 GB's and full. This is a song to Savor, and worth seeking out if you can. All N' All this is a great work of art from a now dormant powerhouse...Wish he would release something new...