Hi Fi Recordings CEO John Heckler said the album will include 11 or 12 songs -- many of which were co-written by Lambert and were recorded in 2007 and 2008. Heckler added Wilshire Records approached Hi Fi Recordings during Lambert's Idol eighth-season run about the possibility of releasing the material.
"We were presented with a business opportunity," Heckler told The AP.
"We accepted because Wilshire Records had a long working relationship with Adam, and it resulted in excellent music that they had the rights to. The music has an audience, and it deserves to be heard. I think it's great music. At the end of the day, from my perspective, we're really helping Adam."
In addition, Heckler described "On with the Show" as a "complete album" that includes mid- and up-tempo songs, ballads and rock tunes. The first single from the album will be "Want."
Lambert -- who had been widely considered to be Idol's eighth-season frontrunner -- was defeated by Kris Allen during last month's live finale broadcast.
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