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.
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.
Q (11/00, p.98) - 3 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..."