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News: Seth McFarlane Details New Christmas Album ‘Holiday For Swing!’

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(US) Academy Award-nominated and Grammy – nominated writer, singer, actor, producer and director, Seth MacFarlane announced that his upcoming Christmas album “Holiday for Swing” will be released by Republic Records on September 30th, 2014. Following his critically acclaimed 2011 debut, “Music Is Better Than Words”, and a 2013 Oscar Nomination for co-writing “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted, the record will be available at stores and digital retailers just in time for the holiday season. The album is available for pre-order today.

Seth MacFarlane Holiday For SwingOnce again, MacFarlane teamed up with composer, arranger, and producer Joel McNeely. The album features a 52-piece orchestra that included jazz legend Peter Erskine on the 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, uptempo swing in “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, and brings a new interpretation to the Lee Gordon rarity “Christmas Dreaming”. 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”, which is perfect for a warm moment under the mistletoe.

“HOLIDAY FOR SWING” TRACKLISTING:

1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
2. Christmas Dreaming
3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
4. Little Jack Frost Get Lost Featuring Norah Jones
5. Snow (From White Christmas)
6. A Marshmallow World
7. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
8. Baby, It’s Cold Outside Featuring Sara Bareilles
9. Mele Kalikimaka
10. Warm In December
11. Moonlight In Vermont
12. (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag
13. The Christmas Song