In Full Swing Seth MacFarlane
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- 1The First Time It Happens03:53
- 2Almost Like Being In Love02:49
- 3Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain?)03:41
- 4For You, For Me, For Evermore03:08
- 5Like Someone In Love03:26
- 6That Face02:36
- 7If I Had A Talking Picture Of You03:06
- 8I'm Glad There Is You03:07
- 9You Couldn't Be Cuter02:30
- 10I Like Myself03:55
- 11You Can't Love 'Em All02:25
- 12Have You Met Miss Jones?03:06
- 13A Kiss Or Two02:23
- 14But Beautiful03:52
- 15Moonlight Becomes You02:58
- 16My Buick, My Love and I (Bonus Track)02:01
Info for In Full Swing
Grammy-nominated artist Seth MacFarlane's love affair with standards continues with his fourth album, „In Full Swing“.
MacFarlane wraps his rich, expressive baritone around 16 toe-tapping tunes he handpicked, utilizing his near encyclopedic knowledge of songs from the era. A connoisseur of the period, MacFarlane delighted in finding obscure gems, many first featured in musicals, to sprinkle between the better-known tracks from the '20s, '30s, '40s and '50s. In Full Swing is irrepressibly upbeat about cupid's arrow finding its mark.
Blessed with an arranger's ear, MacFarlane revamped the originals with a deliberate approach, sometimes altering the tempo and structure during sessions with producer/arranger Joel McNeely.
MacFarlane gives traditionally quiet ballad "But Beautiful" an uplifting bounce; he adds a sultry heft to the fluffy "A Kiss Or Two," and he turns "Almost Like Being In Love" into a bubbly ode.
Two collaborations bolster the set: MacFarlane duets with longtime friend Norah Jones on the lovely "If I Had A Talking Picture of You" and he concludes the album with the bright and jaunty "My Buick, My Love and I," a duet with Elizabeth Gillies.
His first album of standards, Music is Better Than Words, debuted at #1 on the iTunes jazz chart and received a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. His 2014 Christmas set, Holiday for Swing, also debuted at No. 1, and was followed by No One Ever Tells You, another iTunes chart topper. He's performed with composer John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl and this year, duetted with Barbra Streisand on "Pure Imagination" for ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.
For MacFarlane, who this fall stars in The Orville, a sci-fi dramedy he created, music provides another path for his abundant talent to shine as he steps in front of the microphone to make familiar songs new again.
Seth MacFarlane, Gesang
is a true renaissance man possessing talents that encompass every aspect of the entertainment industry. He has created some of the most popular content on television and film today while also expanding his career in the worlds of music, literature and philanthropy. He is the creator of FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD!, voicing many characters on both shows. He executive produced the 13 time Emmy Award nominated series Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey, the 13-part successor to the original docu-series of Carl Sagan’s iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science. MacFarlane made his feature film directorial debut in 2012 with the highest-grossing original R-rated film of all time, Ted and is currently in production on the sequel, Ted 2 which is set for release on June 26, 2015. MacFarlane co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in the recently released live action feature film, A Million Ways to Die in the West. MacFarlane’s debut album, “Music Is Better Than Words,” debuted at #1 on the iTunes jazz charts in 2011 and received two Grammy nominations, including ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.’ In 2013, MacFarlane hosted the 85th Academy Awards and was also an Academy Award nominee the same year. In 2009, he created The Seth MacFarlane Foundation to focus his charitable efforts.
is an Emmy® Award-winning composer and conductor with more than 100 motion picture and television credits. He has produced and arranged songs for such artists as Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Burt Bacharach, Chris Mann, Natasha Bedingfield, The All-American Rejects, The Goo Goo Dolls, Mika, Carly Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Rosemary Clooney and Jonatha Brooke. McNeely was Grammy nominated for Outstanding Classical Crossover Album for The Day the Earth Stood Still.
McNeely most recently composed the music for MacFarlane’s feature film A Million Ways to Die in the West. McNeely and MacFarlane wrote the original song “A Million Ways to Die” for the movie which is performed by country music superstar Alan Jackson.
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