Take One
Take One
Demo album by Adam Lambert
Released November 17, 2009
Recorded 2005
Length 56:04
Label Rufftown
Produced by Malcolm Welford
Mark Endert
Take One is the non-official debut studio album by American singer and American Idol season eight runner-up Adam Lambert.

The album consists of recordings that Lambert made while working as a session musician before his participation on American Idol. It was released post-Idol on November 17, 2009, only days before Lambert's post-Idol album, For Your Entertainment. The Take One album had sold 48,000 copies in the United States.

Lambert himself commented that "the work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on." [1]

Singles from Take One Edit

  1. "December (promo)"
    Released: 2009

Track Listing Edit

The album consists of 13 songs Lambert recorded in 2005, as a struggling artist who hoped to make his break-through into the music industry.

  1. Climb
  2. December
  3. Fields
  4. Did You Need It
  5. More Than
  6. Wonderful
  7. Castle Man
  8. Hourglass
  9. Light Falls Away
  10. First Light
  11. Want (December Remix)
  12. Did You Need It (Remix)
  13. Fields (Remix)

The album was produced by Michael Burtscher, under the record label of Rufftown Records.

Release and reception Edit

The album was released mere days before the release of Lambert debut album, For Your Entertainment, hoping to make it a hit due to Lambert's popularity in the 8th season of American Idol. iTunes first released the single Want, leading some fans to believe this was Adam's first single from his post-Idol album. Lambert came out stating that these songs do not showcase his true artistic intentions, and are merely a collection of demos.

Reception for the album was generally negative to mediocre, though there was an understanding that this is not the artist Lambert truly is. Stating that the songs are "not memorable and neither are Lambert’s performances", allmusic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine concluded that Lambert is "sounding like nothing more than a demo singer because that was, after all, what he was." [2]

References Edit

  1. Billboard article: "Adam Lambert Pre-'Idol' Debut Album Due This Summer"
  2. wikipedia
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