He’s conquered TV, the movies and, well, he hosted the Oscars, anyway.
But what Seth MacFarlane really, really wants to do (other than, you know, making tons of vomit jokes) is sing. Sing like Frank Sinatra sang, with a big, brassy band behind him, while wearing a tuxedo and swigging some fine, fine top shelf champagne.
So, as a follow-up to his 2011 big band album, Music is Better Than Words, and his Oscar nomination for “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” of course the “Cosmos” exec producer is gearing up to release his first Christmas disc. Re-teaming with veteran composer/arranger Joel McNeely, the album will have Seth backed by a 57-piece orchestra on recordings made at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Hell, Sinatra’s bassist, Chuck Berghoffer, plays on the damn thing!
While the full tracklist hasn’t been released yet, the album promises a mix of classic holiday tunes like “Let it Snow” and a new take on the rare gem “Christmas Dreaming.” He’ll also have some guests, including Norah Jones on “Little Jack Frost Get Lost” and Sara Bareilles on “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”
No release date has been announced yet for the album.