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While Adam Lambert fans patiently wait for new music, Sony Music 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.
19 Recordings/RCA/Legacy Recordings will put 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 if 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.
Check out the track listing and two pages from the CD pamphlet below:
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)
9. Can’t Let You Go
10. Trespassing (Radio Edit)
11. Never Close Our Eyes
12. Better Than I Know Myself
14. Marry The Night (Glee Cast Version)
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