According to Billboard, the compilation will be released on May 27 — a mere three weeks before the Adam/Queen tour kicks off at Chicago’s United Center (on June 19). Hmmmm. Interesting timing. Might Sony be regretting losing the American Idol alum, now that he’s suddenly so prolific in 2014?“Marry The Night”) for The Very Best Of Adam Lambert. Also included: “Time For Miracles,” from the 2012 movie soundtrack.
As noted by Billboard, part of the liner notes for the compilation reads as follows:
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. 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.
At any rate, below is the the tracklist for The Very Best. We’ll assume most tried and true Adam Lambert fans have most, if not all, of these songs already.
Personally, we say roll on the new material soon, Adam — it’s been far too long!
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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