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Freak of Nature

Freak of Nature

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Anastacia's sophomore outing, Freak of Nature, continues with the late-'80s bombastic funk/soul/pop revival ushered in by her debut, Not That Kind, but this time there's a few more ballads in the mix. Anastacia also leans more toward straightforward rock on this outing, while still maintaining the irresistible dance grooves that made her debut an

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Anastacia's sophomore outing, Freak of Nature, continues with the late-'80s bombastic funk/soul/pop revival ushered in by her debut, Not That Kind, but this time there's a few more ballads in the mix. Anastacia also leans more toward straightforward rock on this outing, while still maintaining the irresistible dance grooves that made her debut an international success. The album kicks off to a rocking start with the title track, which boasts a sinuous guitar solo reminiscent of "American Woman" and then leads into the soulful, bombastic rocker "Paid My Dues," a massive European hit. Other shining moments include the dramatic "One Day in Your Life," which follows the same formula as her previous hit, "I'm Outta Love," but better, with more soaring, epic vocals, and sounds like a rock version of a forgotten disco classic. The feel-good soul-funk vibe of "Don't Stop (Doin' It)" is a massive hit waiting to happen, and perfect for a breezy summer afternoon. When Anastacia slows down the tempo for the ballads (some organic and acoustic, some bordering on power ballads), she succeeds by utilizing her strong vocal chops without venturing into vocal histrionics. Reminiscent of Taylor Dayne at times, Anastacia successfully avoids the sophomore slump by delivering an album full of raw emotion, power, and musicality which manages to improve upon its predecessor. As a final note, the Destiny's Child-sounding "Why'd You Lie to Me" and the sassy "Don'tcha Wanna" both appear on the American version of Not That Kind.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2002
Label:
Sony Australia
UPC:
9399700096569
catalogNumber:
475720

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anastacia   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Sharon Bryant   Background Vocals
Danny Madden   Background Vocals
Nicki Richards   Background Vocals
Audrey Wheeler   Background Vocals
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
Mark Russell   Bass Guitar
Louis Biancaniello   Keyboards
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Chris Camozzi   Guitar
Larry Corbett   Cello
Shane Keister   Piano,Hammond Organ
Joel Derouin   Violin
Charles Everett   Violin
Kirstin Fife   Violin
Ruth Johnson   Violin
Roland Kato   Viola
Peter Kent   Violin
Curtis King   Background Vocals
Eric Kupper   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,talking drum
Paulette McWilliams   Background Vocals
Chieli Minucci   Acoustic Guitar
Maria Newman   Violin
John Wittenberg   Violin
Carol Steele   Percussion
Susan Chatman   Violin
Daniel Smith   Cello
Edmund Stein   Violin
Billy Mann   Guitar,Background Vocals
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Russ Desalvo   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards
Bob Peterson   Violin
Sam Watters   Background Vocals
Norm Hughes   Violin
Richie Jones   Percussion,Drums
Angela Fisher   Background Vocals
Eve Butler   Violin
Patrick Carroll   Bass Guitar
Rob Bailey   Electric Guitar
Lamenga Kafi   Background Vocals
Jason Crosby   Fiddle
Becky Bunnell   Violin
Thomassina Atkins   Background Vocals
Kemba Francis   Background Vocals
Dameon Aranda   Guitar
Dan Tobin Smith   Cello
Roland Kata   Viola
Mario de León   Violin
Matthew Funes   Viola

Technical Credits

Louis Biancaniello   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Bob Cadway   Engineer
David Campbell   Arranger
Larry Corbett   Principal
Joel Derouin   Principal
Eric Kupper   Arranger
Rick Wake   Arranger,Producer
Russ Desalvo   Arranger
Sam Watters   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Sheri G. Lee   Art Direction
Dave Scheuer   Engineer
Thomas R. Yezzi   Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Recording
Pete Karam   Engineer
Richie Jones   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Patrick Carroll   drum programming,Percussion Programming
Gary Montalvo   Art Direction
Eric Sanicola   Vocal Recording
Lisa Braudé   Executive Producer
Roland Kata   Principal
Sheri Lee   Art Direction
David Paul Campbell   String Arrangements

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Freak of Nature 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey people, Anastacia is here to stay! She paid her dues and she is ready to rock us again with another great cd! I love her to death and I wish she would hit it big in the U.S even though is is known world wide selling sooo many copies of her first cd! She is in the top 10 of best selling artists all over the world!!! Hello!! Anastacia has it all rock, pop, R&B a little country , just to fit every mood that your feeling, thats why I love her Albums! So take advantage of this girl and hear her roar, her voice will knock you over!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a voice! I can't wait for Anastacia to break big here like she did in Europe. She's a USA home girl with world wide appeal for R&B, Dance, Rock and Empowered Women Everywhere. It's good to see this new crop of women singers who can belt it out in such sincere form. Anastacia has captured my ear as much as Shakira or Alicia K. There's no pop fizzle with Anastacia, she'll be belting it out long after her belly button (may it never) slumps! Props to Anastacia who doesn't hide her Crohn's Disease from the world. We need more celebrities like her to come out with this illness and let the world know that IBD is a serious illness. Sing it loud! You are a pleasure and a half, Anastacia! I can't wait for you to break Stateside. It took a friend in Holland to turn this Minnesota woman onto your tunes. Soon the States will know what the world does. Anastacia is here to roar!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anastacia the 30 year old soulsinger has amazing voice and so much lungpower i think no one can belt out as she does maybe Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin who also have magical voices as miss Anastacia i fell for her at the moment when i first heard Not That Kind in 1999 Anastacia is here to stay and Rock this PLANET.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago