Sony Legacy To Release “Very Best of Adam Lambert”

Twitter just surprised me, telling me that Adam Lambert’s former label Sony, parent company to RCA, is going to release a compilation album called “The Very Best Of Adam Lambert” on May 27, 2014.

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Thank you AdamOfficial for the picture.

I’m not sure why this is happening and we haven’t heard from Adam about it yet. It’s great to keep Adam front and center while we wait for his next CD, but since Sony/RCA are no longer affiliated with Adam, that doesn’t hold water. Is it a final effort to earn money from their association with Adam? Hopefully Adam will be earning from this venture too. And if so, that’s not such a horrible idea!

The album will hold 14 tracks, spanning songs from Idol, both of his albums, songs formerly unreleased in the USA, and closing it will be the knockout cover of Marry the Night, from Glee. I’m particularly thrilled that previous European For Your Entertainment release, Can’t Let You Go, will be on the album. It’s a truly gorgeous song that I posted an article about on May 3, 2010.

Aside from the beautiful sound, I love it that this song brought another aspect of professional validation to Adam. This time, from producer Greg Wells. It was reported that he was blown away by Adam’s studio treatment when recording it. He tweeted on October 11, 2009, “Thanks for the nice words re: “Can’t Let You Go”. Adam was literally on his knees singing this vocal in the studio, killing it as usual.”

Rema, one of our most loyal fans, made a comment on this previously mentioned post and supplied the following additional tweets from Wells. These took place in 2009. Thanks Rema!

Tweets:
OCT 11 “MR LAMBERT BLEW MY MIND TODAY ON THE MICROPHONE”. OCT 12 “HAVE NEVER WORKED WITH A SINGER LIKE THIS”. OCT 15 “FILE UNDER TEASE , BUT I CANT WAIT FOR PEOPLE TO HEAR ADAMS RECORD,STARTING TO HEAR FINAL MIXES TODAY AND ITS EXCITING”. NOV 1 “I DID 5 SONGS WITH ADAM 3 ARE ON THE PHYSICAL CD #4 ON THE ITUNES DELUXE VERSION #5 IS ON THE UK AND JAPANESE CD”. APRIL 28 “THANKS FOR THE NICE WORDS RE: CANT LET YOU GO ADAM WAS LITERALLY ON HIS KNEES SINGING THIS VOCAL IN THE STUDIO KILLING IT AS USUAL”

I’m posting a fanmade video of of this song. I mostly just want you to listen to this gorgeous piece, and the video is actually pretty good! Thanks LexieeLambert – I don’t know if you made it or just posted it.

Knowing that not everyone has access to Adam’s Fan Club, I’ll break protocol and reprint this morning’s entire article.

What are your thoughts? Please let us know!

Love ya!

~ Carol ~

From AdamLambertFans:

Adam Lambert’s ‘Very Best’ Compilation Gets May Release

While Adam Lambert fans patiently wait for new music, Sony Legacy will issue a collection of the singer’s greatest hits for those who want to complete their collection of official releases by the ‘American Idol” season eight runner-up.

Lambert’s former label home (RCA is a division of Sony) will out a “physical release” of the album, titled “The Very Best of Adam Lambert,” on May 27.

The compilation will include three American Idol performances from when he was on the show, including his covers of “Mad World” by Tears for Fears and “One” by U2. Lambert’s version of Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night” from his appearance on “Glee” closes out the 14-track CD.
Also included on the record: Lambert’s contribution to the 2012 film, 2012, “Time for Miracles.”

“If some of these tracks feel like musical mission statements, it’s in their skillful fusion of mainstream pop and rock with left-of-center, if not underground, musician and pop-cultural markers, and their clear conviction towards that mission,” reads the album’s liner notes. “And it that’s not the hallmark of an artist who’s unfailingly true to himself… well, you are invited to listen to some more until you get it.”
Lambert walked away from his recording contract with RCA last July after the release of two albums, 2012’s “Trespassing” and 2009’s “For Your Entertainment,” along with several EP’s and a live collection.

Since then, the singer has been busy working on new music in Sweden with producer Max Martin. He is set to hit the road with Queen this June.

Track list for “The Very Best of Adam Lambert”
1. Mad World (American Idol Performance)
2. One (American Idol Performance)
3. Tracks of My Tears (American Idol Performance)
4. Time For Miracles
5. For Your Entertainment
6. Whataya Want From Me
7. If I Had You (Radio Mix)
8. Aftermath
9. Can’t Let You Go
10. Trespassing (Radio Edit)
11. Never Close Our Eyes
12. Better Than I Know Myself
13. Runnin’
14. Marry The Night (Glee Cast Version)

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! :)

Comments

  1. Peggy Dixon says:

    Carol I heard about the compilation today too and pre-ordered a couple of copies from Amazon……. looking forward to those new tracks, especially Mad World and Marry the night!

  2. Adamicted says:

    Although I have every CD & Idol songs that I have been loving to date…I definitely will purchase a copy or two…ANYTHING to support Adam & his long overdue rise to the top!
    As a “Glambert” to the core…the waiting on this new CD is driving me insane…
    in a GOOD WAY of course! Bring it on Baby!
    XOX Always…”ADAMicted”

  3. Lila Hayes Zubik Lila Hayes Zubik says:

    Nice to keep things going for him!

  4. I too was wondering what the heck is Sony doing now? Trying to get Adam?

  5. mandytwo says:

    I think they left out a very important recording… “SHADY” !!!!!! It’s just about my favorite.

    • mandytwo says:

      I wanted to write more but my crazy computer would not let me add anything else to my post. I love “CANT LET YOU GO” that I just listened to and I will definatly buy the CD.

  6. Well Guys, here’s my interpretation. Sony didn’t have the same vision for Adam as he had for himself and so they parted ways. Because of all the hoopla surrounding Adam’s tour with Queen this summer (of which I’m going…..can’t wait), they are capitalizing on it. Roger Taylor and Brian May see the exquisiteness of Adam’s voice and though he won’t be imitating Freddie Mercury, but doing his own interpretations of their songs, they respect and value his gift. Sony didn’t. Hope Adam does get his royalties from this compilation from Sony…he deserves it. They have stifled him from becoming a household name. Hopefully, his new label will put that unbelievable voice on the radio.

  7. First…yes he is get royalties from it….second it is a top seller on Amazon…was number one on Movers and Shakers day before yesterday is in top 100 on new releases, pre-order and Pop….I have pre-ordered mine…very excited…
    I believe they are trying to earn some cash off of Adam’s name and fame since the big news of the Queen tour…and how the concerts are selling out…and it is one of the top anticipated tours of the summer according to Rolling Stone. Pretty sure Adam knows since he is getting royalties.

  8. I really loved “Can’t Let you Go” so much and I will definitely buy this also!