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Beg For Mercy (2011)

Artist: Adam Lambert
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Format: CD
Sku: 225206318
UPC: 857570003012
UPC 14: 00857570003012
Release Date: 11/21/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Beg for Mercy ~ Adam Lambert (American Idol)
2. Rough Trade ~ Adam Lambert (American Idol)
3. Circle, The ~ Adam Lambert (American Idol)
4. Turning On ~ Adam Lambert (American Idol)
5. Just the Way It Is ~ Adam Lambert (American Idol)
6. Sacrifice ~ Adam Lambert (American Idol)
7. Pop Goes the Camera ~ Adam Lambert (American Idol)
8. MP3's Killed the Record Companies ~ Adam Lambert (American Idol)
9. Crawl Through the Fire ~ Adam Lambert (American Idol)
10. Run Away ~ Adam Lambert (American Idol)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Adam Lambert (vocals, background vocals); Monte Pittman (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Ric'key Pageot (keyboards); Brian Frasier (drums).
Muze PNote Programmer: Eric Mayron.
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Nicolas Fournier.
Muze PNote Arranger: Eric Mayron.
Muze PNote Like Take One before it, Beg for Mercy is a collection of demos Adam Lambert recorded prior to American Idol, yet there's a difference between this 2011 set and its 2009 predecessor: musically, this is much, much closer to what Lambert wound up doing on Idol. Take One relied on colorless midtempo pop ballads, the kind of tune that could cross over given the proper injection of star charisma, but the songs on Beg for Mercy contain a different kind of swagger, leaning heavily on squealing loud guitars and bombastic operatic choruses, all dusted in a layer of glitter -- in other words, the kind of thing that brought Lambert fame. Of course, part of the reason this feels like latter-day Lambert is that these recordings have recently been polished by the members of Citizen Vein, all in the hopes of swaying Adam fans to purchase this album, but these new overdubs don't distract from the songs the singer wrote in collaboration with guitarist Monte Pittman, who played on the demos on Take One. It's clear that Lambert and Pittman are onto something: their blend of `80s metal, musical theater, Vegas power ballads, and sugary pop has a distinct style and, sometimes, some substantial hooks. This may not be as assured and glossy as For Your Entertainment, but unlike the material on Take One, the Adam Lambert American Idol introduced to the world is very much evident on Beg for Mercy. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Eric Mayron; Malcolm Welsford

Engineer: Malcolm Welsford

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Now 33
Muze Music Compilations Now 36
Muze Music Compilations 2011 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Adam Lambert

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/21/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CPE 01
Music Label Name Label : Colwel Platinum Entertainment
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00857570003012

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Lambert,Adam
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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