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In Full Swing is Seth MacFarlane's fourth studio album that was released on September 15, 2017 by Republic Records & Verve Records.

The album was nominated for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album" and "Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals" at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

TracklistingEdit

  1. The First Time It Happens 3:53
  2. Almost Like Being In Love 2:49
  3. Isn't It A Lovely Day 3:41
  4. For You, For Me, For Evermore 3:08
  5. Like Someone In Love 3:26
  6. That Face 2:36
  7. If I Had A Talking Picture Of You (featuring Norah Jones) 3:06
  8. I'm Glad There Is You 3:07
  9. You Couldn't Be Cuter 2:30
  10. I Like Myself 3:55
  11. You Can't Love 'Em All 2:25
  12. Have You Met Miss Jones? 3:06
  13. A Kiss Or Two 2:23
  14. But Beautiful 3:52
  15. Moonlight Becomes You 2:58
  16. My Buick, My Love and I (featuring Elizabeth Gillies) 2:01

Album BackgroundEdit

On May 23, 2016, Seth MacFarlane announced on his Twitter account that he was recording songs for his new album.

On May 28, 2016, he revealed that the songs on the album were arranged by Joel McNeely, whom he had worked with on the previous three albums.

On May 30, 2016, MacFarlane revealed that it was his final day of recording at Abbey Road Studios and thanked all the musicians who collaborated with him on the album.

On August 17, 2017, "In Full Swing" was officially announced and was set to be released a month later.

Chart PerformanceEdit

"In Full Swing" peaked at #2 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart.

Critical ReceptionEdit

"In Full Swing" received mostly positive reviews from music critics.

AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote: "Standing in contrast to the moody 2015 set No One Ever Tells You, 2017's In Full Swing contains some of the sunny brio its title suggests. Chalk it up to the songs Seth MacFarlane selects, of course. There's nary a song of heartbreak among the album's 16 numbers, and he doesn't rely on overly familiar tunes, either. This lighthearted batch of songs is given effervescent arrangements by Joel McNeely, who gladly keeps the proceedings cool and breezy. As always, MacFarlane and McNeely are so besotted with Frank Sinatra's classic long-players for Capitol that their act can seem like a bit of swinging cosplay, with MacFarlane mimicking Old Blue Eyes' finger-snapping charm and McNeely penning love letters to Nelson Riddle, but their execution is expert and, since the touch is light, In Full Swing feels looser and better than its predecessors. MacFarlane and McNeely have taken Frank's advice to take things Nice 'n' Easy to heart, and they're the better for it."

Christopher Louden from JazzTimes praised the album, writing: "MacFarlane proves (yet again) fully worthy of such bounty. Alongside top-tier standards from the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Lerner and Loewe and Jimmy Van Heusen, he unearths several less precious though no less glittering baubles. Among them: the overjoyed "I Like Myself", from It's Always Fair Weather; the jaunty Gordon MacRae-Gisele McKenzie number "My Buick, My Love and I" (featuring Elizabeth Gillies); the pert "A Kiss or Two"; and a sparkling parry with Norah Jones on "If I Had a Talking Picture of You". Through it all, you can't help but be carried away by MacFarlane’s joie de vivre, like a kid in a candy store gleefully sharing his sugar-dusted treats."

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