EW.com Reviews Adam Lambert’s Glam Nation LIVE CD/DVD

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EW.com’s Tanner Stransky is definitely a fan of Adam Lambert and shows it in the first sentence of his review of the Glam Nation LIVE CD/DVD. Here’s the reprint, but for more links, go to the review here.

If there’s any newish pop act worthy of a live release, it’s American Idol runner-up Lambert, whose vocal acrobatics make this a terrific complement to his 2009 solo debut. Because he incubated before us in a perform-or-die setting, Lambert’s ability to work a crowd is audible. Everything from his hit ”Whataya Want From Me” to his take on ”Ring of Fire” sizzles more than the too-too-perfect studio versions. Bonus: Glam Nation Live includes an expertly produced DVD of the concert. A–

My only question Tanner, what was the minus for??!!

Love ya!
~ Carol ~

About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)


  1. love this picture of adam. by the way, please vote for adam at zapit.com

    American Idol Top 11 Rewind

    Archie is leading but adam is not too far.

    • mandytwo says:

      I also love this picture…it has been my screen saver for quite some time. He looks so beautiful in it. Just love that guy!!!!!

      Glamb 616


  2. Yeah, Adam you know how to do every song written, PERFECTLY πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ no one else will be the performer that you are & will always BE!!!!!!!!!! Rita & Donna Please take VERY GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF. We Luv you always!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ FANTASTIC RELEASE but we had it before lots of other people GOT IT!!!!!!

  3. Onegoodwoman says:

    i haven’t ordered it yet, but I am definatley going to get it. I still am not getting enough of Adam. I listen to him every single day.

  4. Hi, Carol. Thank you for keep us update on Adam all the time. By the way, do you know when are we going to get that signed picture of Adam for the donate to Charity Water on his B-day?

    • Hi Amy,
      Sorry, I don’t know anything about that. Is there an email address for his website? You could try there.
      Hope you find out!


    • I was wondering the same thing. Also I preordered Glam Nation DVD but, still haven’t received it
      on March 30.

  5. kathybags says:

    I give an A love it every part of it .the work that went into the whole show was unbeliveable the band the dancers lights.Now we have it in our homes ADAM is not just a pretty face he has it all.!!!!! hes the greatist ilove him!!!!!!!

  6. Janice Kucera says:

    I’m just CRAZY about this pic of our beloved ADAM on the LIVE CD/DVD Glamnation Tour!! And isn’t that poster awesome in ‘The Bundle of Treasures’? —– and that gorgeous t-shirt with all the cities on the Glamnation Tour printed on the back, AND the clever “A”, Adam’s logo, buried on the back in purple? MAN, ADAM IS SPECIAL AND SO CLEVER!!!! I love him sooooo much! Janice K

  7. Janice Kucera says:

    Please don’t moderate me. Janice K

    • Lila - glamb #3 says:

      I think everyone is moderated either when they first reply or if they put a web address in the message. Even I can’t get around it.

  8. I couldn’t access the voting site for American Idol Top 11 Rewind. When I tried zapit.com, it wasn’t the correct site. HELP !

    • kat23mogan says:

      you just go to American Idol’s home page…on far left at top is a tab that says VOTE…click on it….then up will come the pics and names of the contestants…highlight the one you want to vote for…then fill in the security code and hit vote….You can do it multiple times and you can vote for more than one….Pia and Jacob totally knocked it out of the Park…fantastic performances from both…best of the night.

  9. Glamity58 says:

    The DVD is great. I would have loved a song from different concert sites including Europe, but I realize this would be fiscally difficult. I wish they could have squeezed in Whole Lotta Love or Mad World, but 20th Century boy is great.

  10. Tina Glamb#645 says:

    I was at the store before midnight to make sure I got my copy of the dvd/cd..I was at this exact concert!! I bought one for my friend and he had a fit!! I also have this picture and have had it as my screen saver for a while! GREAT MINDS!!!


  11. Margie:
    Try Zap2itamerican Idol.
    I voted.
    We love our Adam, best ever.

  12. why adam have more older fan than younger fan?

    • kat23mogan says:

      When I went to the concerts…the age of the fans….was pretty much diverse…I did not see a majority of older fans…………..All people were of all colors, types, and ages….there were even little kids there….so majority of old fans is not true…

  13. Lila - glamb #3 says:

    Yeah, what’s with the “-“???

  14. Yeah, that “-” bothers me too. The guy totally praised everything about GNT LIve – and then a minus? WTF???

  15. here are you all getting your cds and dvds? I went to wal-mart and nothing So mad! Maybe I should just send for it ha?

  16. Granny Gari says:

    I am not commenting on this artical, , I am commenting on the American Idol interview after his performance on the show. Did I see brown eyes on Adam or were my eyes decieving me?
    He cannot do away with the beautiful blue sexy eyes. You know it’s the little things that make a BIG difference.
    Adam was his handsome sexy self just sitting there being Adam, singing his little heart out with his magnificant voice and looks. I miss following him around and watching him. I know he busy but when will he be out and about where we can see and hear him on a regular basis again?
    I am and OLDER fan because I have been around along time and can recognize true talent. The younger ones can detect the same qualities in Adam, there is no age limit to recognizing a super star.

  17. Zenos, I interpret your question as why Adam has more older fans as compared with other current pop singers’ younger fanbases. I think Adam’s artistiic flair appeals to a higher-thinking, more mature audience who feels deeply what Adam represents in his music – honesty, integrity, kindness, originality, finesse and supreme talent. His voice pierces one’s heart and soul, healing and saving. His theatrical performances and sometimes operatic singing also entice the older fans who equally love his Rock songs too. Another likely reason is the older fans have transcended sexuality, an issue which may not go down as well with the younger demographic. But actually, Adam’s fans range from 9 to 90. Never seen anything so phenomenal.

  18. Art in smoke, whirling sensation, suspended gossamer threads, colorful, swirling, buoying up such an ADONIS of a face, that’s made for loving and caressing.

    Adam, beautiful and ephemeral !

  19. I got the DVD/CD at Best Buy. All other stores I tried hadn’t gotten it in yet. Haven’t listened to the CD yet but the video is great . Speaking as an OLDER fan, all I can say about it is that he is our new Elvis. He was the last voice with good looks to hook me way back when. My grandson has most of Adam’s album on his phone so he apparently appeals to all ages & deservedly so. Since I have a DVD of his idol performances, I see a growth in him & maturity in the last 2 yrs. I’d like to see someone come up with a movie for him that shows his versatility in all areas of entertainment.

    • Barb, thanks for the info on where to purchase it besides over the internet, as i don’t buy things that way (old fashioned, I guess!). But I’m curious to know where you bought the video of Adam’s Idol performances? BTW, I am also an older fan and agree with your comments. If you should see this, I’d appreciate if you could let me know. Thanks!

      • AL1877 – I looked up my order about the idol performances & here is what I found – by the way it was 9.99. The site is noreply@ioffer.com – seller is MSTIVER34343. Hope this helps you get one cause it is great – audition thru finale.

      • AL1877 – I just tried clicking on the site I gave you & it opened up Outlook Express. I was going by the email I received back from the buyer but apparently it looks like it isnt right. I had just typed in the search engine & put Adam Lambert DVD of idol performances & got it right away. I bought this last August so I hope you can pull up the same site I got into & get results. Good lluck! Let me know if it works just by searching for it like I did.

  20. The English used in this article is really weird, almost like another language and I actually had to decipher it ! Read this again :
    ” If there’s any newish pop act worthy of a live release, it’s American Idol runner-up Lambert, whose vocal acrobatics make this a terrific complement to his 2009 debut.”
    Hey! Adam didn’t get released, live or not ! He was never in jail ! ( Subject / Predicate dysfunction )
    Adam sings form his heart and soul with sheer power and purity; does not depend on vocal acrobatics. If you are refering to his singing skills, they are honed, since the tender age of 10 !
    ” terrific complement to his 2009 debut” ?? Are you refering to the AMAs ?
    Finally, Adam stands for excellence, head to toe, and in everything he does or produces, the latest being his DVD/CD. An A* should have been awarded ! Please remove minus ( – ) . You are judging a musical virtuoso !!

    • vocalsrule says:

      Good thing Adam is so smart and would never have his subject and predicate arguing! I hear that is how you can tell there is an impostor on facebook. I would like to hear him talk more. He needs a real interview from Terry Gross or Charlie Rose.

    • My Lam, “live release” means a live album, as in a CD of one of his concerts or a compilation of songs from several of his live concerts. And likewise, “terrific complement to his 2009 debut” is just referring to his first CD, For Your Entertainment. That was his debut, or first, album. Hope that helps to make it clear for you! πŸ™‚

  21. I THINK adam lambert is a genius his beautful voice is just magnificiant, his beautiful face, he sings from his heart and soul. and everytime isee american idol i think he should have been the winner. and i would love to see his albun go platnium or gold he needs to be up there on that stage with all the singers today some othoes singers (((can,t hold a candle to adam lambert. you go andam and never stop we all love you.

  22. Okay.. AL1877, thank you.
    The use of the word ‘live’ in my comment was more of a pun. Not funny, huh? πŸ™‚
    Since we are at this, ” he incubated before us …” not odd ? I know more or less what the writer is trying to say.

  23. Potatoes, potatos! Its all starch and goodness. Think Mr. Stransky is using literary license with his writing, or he got a new Thesaurus. However, he said it, he said it good. Adam’s DVD of GNT is hot, hot, and hot. This guy delivers in the entertainment factor.

  24. Frankly, I don’t pick on people’s different ways of using English. I mean who am I . What started on this one was the writer gave Adam a minus ( A- ) ! If, like you say the DVD of GNT is hot, hot, and hot ! What is the minus ( – ) doing there ? Thank you for the response. To me Adam is always A* !

  25. Since you brought up the topic ” potatoes/potatos ” ; it would be better to use the word ‘ sector ‘ instead of ‘ factor ‘ in your last sentence.
    “.. using literary license with his writing…” Completely wrong structure.