Take One

Take One

Take One is Adam Lambert's first album, recorded before his participation on American Idol. The album was released, however, only days before Lambert's post-Idol album, For Your Entertainment. Lambert himself commented that "the work I did back then in no way reflects the music I am currently in the studio working on." [1]


The album consists of 13 demons Lambert recorded in 2005, as a struggling artist who hoped to make his break-through into the music industry.

The album was produced by Michael Burtscher, under the record label of Rufftown Records.

Release and receptionEdit

The album was released mere days before the release of Lambert debut album, For Your Entertainment, hoping to make it a hit due to Lambert's popularity in the 8th season of American Idol. iTunes first released the single Want, leading some fans to believe this was Adam's first single from his post-Idol album. Lambert came out stating that these songs do not showcase his true artistic intentions, and are merely a collection of demos.

Reception for the album was generally negative to mediocre, though there was an understanding that this is not the artist Lambert truly is. Stating that the songs are "not memorable and neither are Lambert’s performances", allmusic reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine concluded that Lambert is "sounding like nothing more than a demo singer because that was, after all, what he was." [2]