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Music Is Better Than Words

27 Aug 2012 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 51:10
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  • ASIN: B006BY2L88
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,293 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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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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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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Anyone who's watched Seth MacFarlanes animated shows will know he has an excellent singing voice, further demonstrated in performances with the John Wilson orchestra at the BBC Proms and on their CDs.
This is best described as a love letter to the 'golden age' of recordings, when Crosby, Sinatra and Torme were at the height of their powers. The sound of the orchestra is fantastic, with some of the greatest session and band players amongst it's ranks. MacFarlane's singing is lyrical of phrase, smooth of tone and respectful to the music - without venturing into pastiche.
The arrangements are very good, with only a couple of numbers suffering from over-complication. The one slight misfire for me is the inclusion of Norah Jones on "Two Sleepy People". Miss Jones has a fantastic voice and is very successful in her own style, but really doesn't gel with MacFarlane or the style exhibited on this recording.
Otherwise this is a great CD, with several fantastic tunes, performed with a level of care and respect that is currently not levelled to music as often as it should be.
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