|Released September 30, 2015|
Producer Joel McNeely
Release date 30 September 2015
Artist Seth MacFarlane
Place recorded Abbey Road Studios
Fuzzy Door Productions|
Genres Vocal jazz, Traditional pop music, Easy listening
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Similar Seth MacFarlane albums, Vocal jazz albums
Seth macfarlane no one ever tells you
No One Ever Tells You is the third studio album by Seth MacFarlane, released digitally through iTunes and Amazon Music on September 30, 2015. The album features Frank Sinatra's bassist Chuck Berghofer as well as a 65-piece orchestra. The album is the follow-up to MacFarlane's 2014 Christmas album Holiday for Swing. Like his two previous albums, No One Ever Tells You was produced and conducted by film and television composer Joel McNeely. The album earned MacFarlane a Grammy Award nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
The album was recorded during the summer of 2015 in Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios in London. The album was recorded during MacFarlane's promotional tour of Ted 2. On what attracted him about making this kind of album, MacFarlane stated, "There was a time during the mid-1950s and early 1960s when popular song was stretching its creative boundaries, and experimenting with more ambitious structures and tones. During this period, a song set out to really tell a story: not just with the lyric and the vocal, but with the arrangements and orchestral interpretations. The songs on this record attempt to do just that." Joel McNeely said about the music of the album, "The instrumentation on this record is unusual. It is a very small string section, only a few brass and woodwinds. But we chose the musicians very carefully. These players have an understanding of the long lost style of playing from that era and their understanding of the required extra vibrato, copious dramatic slides and bends brings a stylistic realism to the orchestra almost impossible to achieve these days." MacFarlane has initially described the album as being in the style of Frank Sinatra's album In the Wee Small Hours.
Credits and personnel
Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.
No One Ever Tells You debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard Top Jazz Albums.
1No One Ever Tells You4:03
2Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry4:16
3A Ship Without A Sail4:18