Anastacia

Anastacia

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Following two majorly successful albums as a dance queen all over the world, the alto pop diva extraordinaire Anastacia released her third album, a self-titled one, to huge reception practically all over the globe. Interestingly enough, the only location where the album was never released was in the United States, where the American singer's…  See more details below

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Following two majorly successful albums as a dance queen all over the world, the alto pop diva extraordinaire Anastacia released her third album, a self-titled one, to huge reception practically all over the globe. Interestingly enough, the only location where the album was never released was in the United States, where the American singer's flame never burst into wildfire. It's a real shame, though; Anastacia was a transition album for a multi-dimensional artist as she shifted from disco flavor into passionate power pop, and this haunting presentation would've been her ticket for gold in the States. Written, recorded, and produced while Anastacia was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer only helped the dazzling singer to create a more personal, painful piece of work that suits her unique voice perfectly. Packed with pop numbers that overlay into rock and soul, Anastacia envelops the listener into a painstaking reality that horrified the singer -- that this might be the end of her career, and her life, and she wasn't going to go down without a fight. Stronger tracks on the album include "Left Outside Alone," a global smash that was the number one single of 2004 in many European countries, on which Anastacia berates the listener with cries of frustration in pop
ock at its finest, and "Heavy on My Heart," a shimmering ballad flushed by pain, love, and bombastic sounds that collide like tidal waves in what can only be described as a magical four minutes. The hits don't stop there, as Anastacia is packed with not only personal musical anecdotes (every track on the album was either written or co-written by Anastacia), but radio-friendly, grit-influenced dark pop hits like "I Do," "Seasons Change," and "Time." Plus, she seams R&B into her mix of melodies on tracks like "Pretty Little Dum Dum" and "Sick & Tired." Overall, Anastacia is truly an artist's record, where listeners get a bird's eye view into the minds of a covertly dark Anastacia whose musical imagination is finally allowed to blossomed due to the catalytic effect of a terrible tragedy that overcame her. Luckily for us, she is 100 percent cured of her disease; now it's time to take this new hauntingly gorgeous Anastacia and give her some credit like she truly deserves.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2003
Label:
Sony Bmg Europe
UPC:
5099751347125
catalogNumber:
513471

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anastacia   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Siedah Garrett   Background Vocals
Audrey Wheeler   Background Vocals
Mark Russell   Bass
Jeff Anderson   Bass
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Dallas Austin   Guitar,Keyboards,MIDI Drums
Glen Ballard   Guitar,Keyboards
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper   Background Vocals
Josh Freese   Drums
Randy Kerber   Keyboards
Eric Kupper   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Michael Landau   Guitar
Patrick Leonard   Keyboards
Dan Levitt   Guitar
Lance Morrison   Bass,Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Rick Sheppard   MIDI Design
Dave Stewart   Guitar
Colin Wolfe   Bass
Sean Hurley   Bass
Kara DioGuardi   Background Vocals
Matt Laug   Drums
Billy Mann   Background Vocals
Tony Reyes   Bass,Guitar
Andrew Dawson   Keyboards
John Shanks   Guitar,Keyboards
Richie Jones   Drums
Lisa Vaughn   Background Vocals
Paul Lequerica   Background Vocals
Ed Sherman   Conductor
MC Foureyez   Vocals
David Levitt   Guitar
Brian Macleod   Drums

Technical Credits

Siedah Garrett   Vocal Arrangements
Dallas Austin   Composer,Producer
Glen Ballard   Composer,Producer
Teese Gohl   String Arrangements
Patrick Leonard   Programming,Producer
Bill Malina   Engineer
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Rick Sheppard   Engineer,MIDI,Sound Design
Dave Stewart   Producer
Rick Wake   Producer,Vocal Producer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer
Mike Fennel   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Billy Mann   Producer,Vocal Producer
John Shanks   Producer
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Femio Hernández   Engineer
Michael Perfitt   Engineer
Dave Scheuer   Engineer
Thomas R. Yezzi   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Richie Jones   Producer
Ned Douglas   Programming,Engineer,drum programming
Anastacia   Composer,Executive Producer
Mark Valentine   Engineer
Jeff Rothschild   Engineer
B.E. Mann   Composer
Lisa Braudé   Executive Producer,Management
William Malina   Engineer
P. Leonard   Composer
J. Shanks   Composer
D. Stewart   Composer
L. Burton   Composer
G. Ballard   Composer

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Anastacia 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new CD is great. She has out done herself once again. She is still at the top. If you liked her last CD's then get this one too! The Video is also great!!! Good to have her back. A special lady and a great artist!!!! Great dancing music. But also her regular slow songs with great lyrics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anastacia is really an inspiration, she battled breast cancer and won and then recorded an amazing album. "Left Outside Alone" is her best song next to "I'm Outta Love" while "Time" rocks. You won't be disappointed.
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