I have loved Barbra Streisand my whole life and will definitely buy her newest CD. But as for excitement??? Nothing compares to the excitement and anticipation I feel waiting to hear what Adam puts on this first CD. He is quite simply the hugest talent to come along in so long...maybe since Barbra herself first started singing back in the early 60´s!
People are ready for a new singing superstar, and I think Lambert has the voice and appearance to be it. Whether or not he succeeds will depend on the material through which he chooses to showcase his talent.
L. Steidl, American Idol has brought some very talented singers to pleasure us....Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson....and now Adam Lambert. It is too bad that you refuse to open your mind to new and fantastic talent, and Adam Lambert is taking this country by storm. I love Babs and many of the other fantastic singers that Adam has topped here on the Amazon bestseller list, but none of them measure up to the unbelievable range and versatility of this young man. Check out youtube, Adam Lambert Brigadoon. May I also suggest Adam Lambert Mad World, or Adam Lambert I Just Love You. Not to mention all of the tour vids. You will be blown away. And while you are on youtube, you will have your choice of almost 43,000 other videos of Adam...should you choose to give him a chance. You can watch him sing almost any genre of music, and nail them all. Enjoy !
L. Steidl....you are definitely entitled to your opinion on the AI talent, however rudely descriptive it may be.
But I disagree....as do millions of others that have awarded multiple Grammys and an Emmy to the above mentioned. You can bet that Adam Lambert's name is going to be added to that list.
We need fresh talent, and if you are stuck in the past, well, that is your loss. I adore Barbra Streisand, and I am a fan of many of the other singers on the Amazon bestseller list. But I am not at all surprised by Lambert's name in the number one seller spot. He didn't get there by accident.
....and you are indeed entitled to your opinion D. Jerome. You can disagree all you want but to call my response to your post "rudely descriptive", and to assume I am "stuck in the past" because I do not acknowledge the mass-media-mediocrity of american idle and its ilk, well you know nothing about me or my tastes in music & art. Just because an individual wins awards does not make them great artists as you can attest to with who wins the oscars, grammys, etc.......end of discussion!
I have been a fan of Barbra Streisand for many years. Nonetheless, I was blown away by Adam Lambert and his brilliant performances on American Idol. If I had to buy one album this year, it would be his. That said, I did buy Barbra's Love Is the Answer. I have not been excited about it at all. She has history and legend behind her, but her recent work is just not as moving as her older work. There is no Evergreen, no Way We Were...nothing special. However, listening to Adam live on AI week after week was mind-blowing. He has a voice that is unique, out of this world, and he can interpret a song like few can.
You are right on the mark CyberLouis. Watching AI this year was like no other year before. I knew I was witnessing genius when I saw Adam perform. L.Steidl, have you heard Adam Lambert sing? Don't dismiss him until you do. And if you don't think Kelly Clarkson,Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry,Jennifer Hudson, and Adam Lambert are talented, please tell me just who do you think is?!
LOL! I cannot even believe i've gotten myself into this situation where people are supposed to be discussing Streisand's new work and instead bringing mediocrity like Lambert, Clarkson, Underwood, Daughtry, Hudson to the table. Are they PR people for American Idol or what?
Mr. Winebrenner, I will not bore you further with who I think is talented in today's popular culture as I really don't partake into mass-media-are-we-like-sheep-you-tube mentality......although I've yet to hear anyone on this immature post bring ADELE to discussion......now THERE is a talent for the long run......funny, I don't remember seeing her on the cancerous american idol.....or should it be called idle.......End Of Discussion PLEASE!!!!!
For those who have not heard Adam Lambert check him out, just google his name or go to Utube and enter his name. Do not make a judgment about him, until you do. I love Barbra Steisand and her voice his beyond description. I have come to feel the same way about Adam Lambert, in fact more so. His voice is like something I have never heard before. It is mesmerizing. He can sing any genre. What is even more exciting is watching him perform live and on videos. When Barbra Streisand first came on the scene everyone who heard and saw her perform felt the same way we feel about Adam. There is no one on the music scene that can match him. He gives 110% of himself and blows you away. He is absolutely exciting not to mention has this great personality, is so sexy and is so real. Don't think in terms of AI, think in terms of a voice that comes along so rarely, a performer that is so dynamic he takes your breath away. Adam will be iconic.
Ms. Winebrenner says: Darla! Yeah! That boy can sing "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zepplin and "Come To Me, Bend To Me" from Brigadoon and blow 'em both out of the water. Who else can do that?? No one but Adam!!
I don't have time to watch American Idol either. My daughter introduced me to Adam's singing shortly before the Idol finale.
Adam is an amazing tenor with a range of more than three octaves. His technical abilities compare favorably to Freddie Mercury (see the DDD Musical Forum --list of 100 Most Technically Skilled Rock Vocalists, http://forums.nutsie.com/viewtopic.php?t=18672). He has demonstrated a willingness to take creative risks in his singing. Adam started his career in musical theatre, and he entered the American Idol competition not for the title but specifically to find a platform from which to launch a career as a recording artist.
Adam is, to me, the most exciting new artist I have heard in my life. If you don't mind taking 15 minutes to check into the question, "Who is Adam Lambert?", just copy and paste the links below to your browser.
Brigadoon, "Come to Me, Bend to Me" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJYyqzUr6jU
Jesus Christ Superstar, "Heaven on Their Minds" Stand alone performance at a benefit concert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0r7FOW68wE
Come Home, at Upright Cabaret http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoOcEzCRS_M
Live performances during Idol Tour this summer. All covers because that's the way the American Idol tour works: Starlight, by Muse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxxRvA8li3c&feature=PlayList&p=08606423FB3AA9EC
Whole Lotta Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZhbA8PxAV8&feature=PlayList&p=08606423FB3AA9EC&index=2
Medley of songs by David Bowie -- Life on Mars/Fame/Let's Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmY7F1wSQyU&feature=PlayList&p=08606423FB3AA9EC&index=0
Will this translate to commercial success? I hope so. Will he be as successful as Barbra? I don't know if any singer starting a career now can be that successful, given the massive changes happening in the music industry.