- Released: March 27, 2001
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Q - 11/00, p.983 stars out of 5
- "...A robust, sinuous voice...with some catchy Stevie WOnder-ish touches....tucked at the end are 4 tracks of sophisticated, layered soul..."
- 1.Not That Kind
- 2.I'm Outta Love
- 3.Cowboys & Kisses
- 4.Why'd You Lie To Me
- 5.Who's Gonna Stop The Rain
- 6.I Ask Of You
- 7.Don'tcha Wanna
- 8.Late Last Night
- 9.Made For Lovin' You
- 10.Black Roses
- 11.Yo Trippin'
- 12.One More Chance
- 13.Same Old Story
This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Personnel includes: Anastacia (vocals); Eric Kupper (guitar, keyboards); Chris Goercke, Vernon Black, Rob Bailey, Careth Prosser (guitar); Louis Biancaniello (keyboards, drums, programming); Gary Haase (bass); Sam Watters (drums, background vocals); Richie Jones, Steve Wolfe (drums); Luis Conte (percussion); BeBe Winans, Audrey Wheeler, Craig Derry, Nicky Richards (background vocals).
Producers include: Ric Wake, Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters, Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken.
Engineers include: "Young" Dave Scheuer, Ethan Mates, Thomas R. Yezzi.
Personnel: Anastacia (background vocals); Eric Kupper (guitar, keyboards, programming); Chris Camozzi, Rob Bailey, Chris Goercke, Gareth Prosser, Carl Potts, Paul Jackson, Jr. , Vernon "Ice" Black (guitar); Russ Desalvo (acoustic guitar, keyboards); Bob Cadway (electric guitar); Joel Pitchon, Belinda Whitney-Barratt, Regis Landiorio, Regis Iandiorio, Ann Leathers (violin); Herman Jackson (piano, electric piano); Louis Biancaniello (keyboards, drums, programming); Diane Louie (keyboards, programming); Sam Watters (drums, background vocals); Kevin Cloud, Richie Jones, Ricky Lawson, Steve Wolfe, Ray Griffin (drums); Patrick Carroll (percussion, drum programming); Luis Conte (percussion); Jive (programming); Cindy Mizelle, Sharlotte Gibson, Craig Derry, Nick Richards, Evan Rogers, Fonzi Thornton, Jeanie Tracy, Katreese Barnes, Lynn Davis , Lynne Fiddmont, Sharon Bryant, Audrey Martells, Audrey Wheeler, Valerie Pinkston, BeBe Winans, Keith Fluitt (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dan Hetzel; Evan Rogers; Al Hemberger; Louis Biancaniello; Peter Mokran; Richie Jones; Thomas R. Yezzi; Carl Sturken.
Recording information: Cove City Sound Studios, Long Island, NY; Encore Studios, Burbank, CA; Homesite 13, Novato, CA; Minor Productions, Inc; The Dream Factory, New York, NY; The Loft, Bronxville, NY; Universal Music Studios, West Los Angeles, CA.
Editor: Bryan Golder.
Arrangers: Anastacia; Rick Wake; Richie Jones; Russ Desalvo; BeBe Winans.
Anastacia's throaty vocals lurk somewhere between Chaka Khan and Terence Trent D'Arby, which will give you some idea of this R&B diva's power as she rips through a widely varied set that spans contemporary country, pop-R&B, and big-time ballads. She eschews run-of-the-mill contemporary fashions in search of something that tends more towards the timeless, and it's a smart choice.
Her debut is an immensely enjoyable romp through turn-of-the-21st century R&B with a backward glance at vintage Stevie Wonder stylings on "Don'tcha Wanna" and uptempo Al Green on "Yo Trippin'," which also recalls early-'70s party-hearty outfits such as KC & The Sunshine Band. There's a classic feel to much of NOT THAT KIND that signals both Anastacia's good taste, and good judgement in her choice of producers and material.