Holiday For Swing! Seth MacFarlane

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  • 1Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!03:04
  • 2Christmas Dreaming02:50
  • 3I'll Be Home For Christmas03:55
  • 4Little Jack Frost Get Lost02:36
  • 5Snow (From White Christmas)03:02
  • 6A Marshmallow World02:16
  • 7What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?05:00
  • 8Baby, It's Cold Outside03:01
  • 9Mele Kalikimaka02:36
  • 10Warm In December03:19
  • 11Moonlight In Vermont04:02
  • 12(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag02:46
  • 13The Christmas Song04:16
  • Total Runtime42:43

Info for Holiday For Swing!

Academy-Award nominated and Grammy nominated writer, singer, actor, producer and director Seth MacFarlane releases his first ever Christmas album following his critically acclaimed 2011 debut, Music Is Better Than Words.

Once again, MacFarlane teams up with composer, arranger, and producer Joel McNeely. The album features a 52-piece orchestra recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and a bevy of London's premiere players. Among the musicians in the orchestra are jazz legend Peter Erskine on drums and former Frank Sinatra bassist Chuck Berghoffer.

For the album, MacFarlane and McNeely cherry-picked both timeless holiday songs and lesser-known gems. MacFarlane slides from a warm, introspective introduction with a vocal quintet into a bright, up-tempo swing in 'Let It Snow', and brings a new interpretation to the Lee Gordon rarity 'Christmas Dreamin'. Continuing a longtime friendship and creative partnership, Norah Jones joins him for Seger Ellis and Al Stillman's 'Little Jack Frost Get Lost', while Sara Bareilles lends her powerful pipes to Frank Loesser's 'Baby It's Cold Outside'.

Seth MacFarlane, vocals
Adam Goldsmith, acoustic guitar
John Parricelli, acoustic guitar
Tom Rizzo, acoustic guitar
Skaila Kanga, harp
Camilla Pay, harp
Mark Berrow, violin
Richard George, violin
Magnus Johnston, violin
Emil Chakalov, violin
Ishani Bhoola, violin
Dai Emanuel, violin
John Bradbury, violin
Alison Dods, violin
Rolf Wilson, violin
Steve Morris, violin
Chris Tombling, violin
Andrew Haveron, violin
Ian Humphries, violin
Patrick Kiernan, violin
Boguslaw Kostecki, violin
Rita Manning, violin
Everton Nelson, violin
Sonia Slany, violin
Cathy Thompson, violin
Jackie Shave, violin
Emlyn Singleton, violin
Vicci Wardman, viola
Reiad Chibah, viola
Julia Knight, viola
Kate Musker, viola
Bruce White, viola
Andy Panayi, flute, alto flute, soprano and alto saxophone
Graeme Blevins, flute, alto flute, soprano and alto saxophone
Phil Todd, flute, alto flute, soprano and alto saxophone
Jamie Talbot, flute, alto flute, soprano and alto saxophone
Nick Moss, flute, alto flute, tenor saxophone
Howard McGill, flute, alto flute, tenor saxophone
Dave Bishop, flute, alto flute, tenor saxophone
Martin Robertson, flute, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
Colin Skinner, flute, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
Karen Jones, flute
Eliza Marshall, flute
Chris Cowie, oboe
Dan Bates, oboe
Andrew Gathercole, trumpet, flugelhorn
Jim Lynch, trumpet, flugelhorn
Danny Marsden, trumpet, flugelhorn
Pat White, trumpet, flugelhorn
Mike Lovatt, trumpet, flugelhorn
Phillip Eastop, French horn
Richard Bissill, French horn
Richard Berry, French horn
Nigel Black, French horn
David Pyatt, French horn
Richard Watkins, French horn
Gordon Campbell, tenor trombone
Mark Nightingale, tenor trombone
Liam Kirkman, tenor trombone
Andy Wood, bass trombone
David Hartley, piano, celesta
Alan Pasqua, piano
Peter Erskine, drums
Frank Ricotti, percussion
Jennifer Barnes, background vocals
Missi Hale, background vocals
David Loucks, background vocals
Tim Davis, background vocals
Teri Eiko Koide, background vocals

Recorded on December 25–31, 2013 at Abbey Road Studios, London, England
Engineered by Jonathan Allen, Rich Breen
Produced by Joel McNeely

Seth MacFarlane
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.

Joel McNeely
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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