Trespassing

Trespassing

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by Adam Lambert
     
 

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Three years removed from American Idol, Adam Lambert is finally allowed to shake off the pageantry of the televised talent competition and dive into glitter on his second major-label album, Trespassing. There's a distinct lack of ballads on Trespassing -- they're clustered toward the end of the record, sometimes given a spangled once-over bySee more details below

Overview

Three years removed from American Idol, Adam Lambert is finally allowed to shake off the pageantry of the televised talent competition and dive into glitter on his second major-label album, Trespassing. There's a distinct lack of ballads on Trespassing -- they're clustered toward the end of the record, sometimes given a spangled once-over by producer Dr. Luke so they don't feel staid, sometimes hinting at the chilly, austere vistas of Ryan Tedder but sounding grander, warmer in the hands of Lambert. Here, the distance from the stuffiness of Idol is apparent but the heart of Trespassing lies in the first two-thirds of the album, when Lambert is strutting like a glam-disco diva, sparring with Dr. Luke and Pharrell Williams, belting out his hooks with an easy confidence. And he's got some great hooks here, too: big, bright, insistent hooks powering songs that revel in their sleaziness. Lambert matches their appeal, singing with an untrammeled joy suggesting that he's relishing an opportunity to make modern dance music. Williams is his greatest foil -- "Trespassing" and the Michael Jackson-via-Justin Timberlake "Kickin' In" grab immediately -- but that's not to slight the rest of the record, particularly the pulsating Nile Rodgers-fueled funk "Shady" and mirror-plated pop of "Cuckoo." Even if these songs never grace the charts, they sound like inevitable hits and prove that Lambert is a genuine pop star who has now left American Idol far behind.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2012
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0886919229820
catalogNumber:
192298
Rank:
23817

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Adam Lambert   Primary Artist
Nile Rodgers   Guitar
Lester Mendez   Keyboards
Luke   Musician
Rune Westberg   Musician
Paul Shearer   Guitar
Dan Brigham   Guitar
Cirkut   Musician
Tommy Ratliff   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bradford Cobb   Management
Chris Gehringer   Mastering
Richard Hilton   Guitar Engineer
Steve Jensen   Management
Lester Mendez   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Martin Kirkup   Management
Anne Preven   Composer
Pharrell Williams   Composer,Producer
Ryan Williams   Engineer
Josh Abraham   Composer,Producer
Andy Selby   Programming,Vocal Editing
Dana Collins   Management
Emily Wright   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Andrew Coleman   Arranger,Engineer,Digital Editing
Luke   Producer
Oliver Goldstein   Composer
Bonnie McKee   Composer,Vocal Producer
Catt Gravitt   Composer
Claude Kelly   Composer
Lesley Roy   Composer
Nate Campany   Composer
Jenna Davis   Vocal Editing
Ari Levine   Composer,Engineer
Rune Westberg   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Sam Sparro   Composer
Bruno Mars   Composer
Adam Lambert   Composer,Executive Producer
Joshua Coleman   Composer
Philip Lawrence   Composer
Oligee   Producer
Henry Walter   Composer
Benjamin Levin   Composer
BC Jean   Composer
U-Tern   Additional Production
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan   Vocal Editing
Smeezingtons   Producer
Robert Marvin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Cary Clark   Engineer
Josh Crosby   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Lukasz Gottwald   Composer
Dan Omelio   Composer
Ammar Malik   Composer
Chris Sclafani   Engineer
Cirkut   Producer
Kyle Shearer   Programming
Skylar Mones   Engineer

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