Beg for Mercy

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2011
  • Label: Colwel Platinum Ent.
  • UPC: 857570003012
  • Catalog Number: 1
  • Sales rank: 14,234

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Adam Lambert Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Eric Mayron Background Vocals
Monte Pittman Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar
Brian Frasier Drums
Ric'key Pageot Keyboards
Technical Credits
Peter Doell Mastering
Michael Whelan Cover Painting
Malcolm Welsford Producer, Engineer
Eric Colodne Executive Producer
Eric Mayron Arranger, Producer, Guitar Overdubs
Monte Pittman Composer
Adam Lambert Composer
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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    DO NOT BUY

    This is an old, inferior track that Lambert did years ago. These sleazes are issuing this in hopes of fooling fans into buying this thinking it's Lambert's new album (due from SONY/RCA in early 2012). Save your money for the real deal.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    NOT ADAM's new music, but an old demo

    This is NOT ADAM's new music..it's very old work long before Americal Idol.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

    Don't Buy

    Wait for Adam's official album coming out 3/2012. Adam didn't have anything to do with the production of this one and it's old, manipulated work.

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    Posted November 26, 2011

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    Posted November 14, 2011

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