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Universal Republic Records has signed Television Executive Producer/Actor Seth MacFarlane, the multi-talented creator behind the hit Emmy winning FOX Animated Series Family Guy. MacFarlane will record and deliver a fully orchestrated album of 1940s and ‘50’s classic show tunes, scheduled to hit stores and online platforms later this year.
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  • Audio CD (27 Aug 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal Republic
  • ASIN: B004T5IW2K
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,118 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. It's Anybody's Spring (Album Version) 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Music Is Better Than Words (Album Version) 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Anytime, Anywhere (Album Version) 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Night They Invented Champagne (Album Version) 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Two Sleepy People (Album Version) [feat. Norah Jones] 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You're The Cream In My Coffee (Album Version) 2:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Something Good (Album Version) 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Nine O'Clock (Album Version) 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Love Won't Let You Get Away (Album Version) [feat. Sara Bareilles] 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. It's Easy To Remember (Album Version) 5:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Sadder But Wiser Girl (Album Version) 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Laura (Album Version) 5:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. You And I (Album Version) 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. She's Wonderful Too (Album Version) 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Although best known for creating and starring in Family Guy, American Dad and the blockbuster comedy Ted, Seth MacFarlane is also an acclaimed singer. Having performed at the BBC Proms and Carnegie Hall, and numerous times for his different shows, he shows off his love for American big band standards with his debut album Music Is Better Than Words. It features duets with Nora Jones and Sara Bareilles, and was produced and arranged by film and television composer Joel McNeely.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. P. BROOKSBANK on 28 Aug 2012
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I heard the "Steve Wright in the Afternoon" interview with Seth MacFarlane and they played a couple of tracks, I was instantly hooked. A flawless production of 30's 40's and 50's songs that are mostly unknown now. I've always loved Jazz and the big band sound; this hits the spot and more. The "Family Guy" "Road to" specials have been some of my favourite episodes, spoofs of the Bob Hope and Bing Crosby films, this is a logical extension to these.

Seth's voice is immaculate and at times you would think Sinatra is reborn. This is not surprising, as he has received voice training from two people who worked with Frank Sinatra.

I grew up with this kind of music and it comes from a more innocent time of elegance that has sadly long gone. Paradoxically really, as the "Family Guy" shows can be quite dark and acid. It's a refreshing change from half naked harpies shouting, or vulgar posturing young men.

The tunes are catchy up tempo or laid back and romantic in spades. The production is immaculate and I have read that they recorded using an old 1930's mike and analogue tapes to get the right sound.

I love every track but if I had to pick a couple of stand outs I would say " Two Sleepy People," a duet with Norah Jones and the amazingly haunting "Laura."

If well crafted, well sung big band sound is your thing then this will not disappoint. Oh, put it on late at night with the lights turned down and a bottle of wine (preferably not alone) and if you don't melt then you must be made of stone! Seth MacFarlane has been quoted as saying he didn't care if it makes a dime its just something he wanted to do. I hope it makes him a fortune.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Berry on 29 Aug 2012
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The creator of Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane has released a CD. It is absolutely fantastic and is really worth a listen. Although it's like listening to the character, Brian from Family Guy, Seth sounds first class on the CD and his sound is very unique.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bigeddie on 24 Sep 2012
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This is one of the best cds I have bought for a long time ,Seth Macfarlane is in my mind a great singer,I hope he can make more albums
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Madeline Ellis on 27 May 2013
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Amazing CD, Seth MacFarlane has an amazing voice, just have to stop imagining him as Brian from Family Guy when he sings!
duets are lovely too
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr S. Anthony on 26 April 2013
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It took me a little while to become used to Seth's voice as I am all too familiar with his many voices in Family Guy, and as such I found it hard at first to believe the songs he was singing and treat him as a true music artist. Thankfully, the more I listened to the album, the more I was able to see him and his music separately from the character singing he does in Family Guy. A really good album overall featuring big band songs. I believe that all these songs are original and not covers, which is rare to see on an album like this. I highly recommend this album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. FULLER TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Nov 2012
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There are 14 reasons why you should buy this album and they are all lovely songs and classics some from the 1940s. The recordings were made at the Capitol studios with Joel McNeely arranging and conducting. My favourites are his versions of "Laura" & "Two Sleepy People" all recorded with an excellent orchestra with lovely arrangements. It is good to hear a younger singer perform these songs as they should sung and in modern day terms that is quite amazing. I have no problem with the recording which proves my point about studios being quite able of producing an album like in the good old days...EMI please take note.
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For the creator of several iconic foul mouthed cartoon characters, music is indeed better than words. Family Guy betrays Seth MacFarlane's love of a good tune with some great parodies of MGM musical numbers. This is more than just celebrity x factor. You can tell that there is a deep admiration for the American Songbook through the choice of material on display here. The orchestration is spot on. Lovers of John Wilson should check this out.
This reminds me of the Linda Ronstadt Nelson Riddle collaboration in the '80's, it's that good.
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By Martin McAndrew on 4 Jun 2014
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Such a great album from the man who created the likes of Family guy and American Dad. Such a great singer and every song on this album is just brilliant. I would definitely recommend this album to everyone
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