Hayley Sings CD
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Two of the album s fourteen songs will be included on that season-opening episode of American Dad!. First is Someone to Watch Over Me, which introduces Hayley s vocal skills. It s a song I ve been singing since high school, says MacFarlane, We wanted to strip it down and create a quiet, introspective version with the small group. Second is Makin Whoopee, the album opener. The show s producers, says MacFarlane, were going for a Fabulous Baker Boys feel, which was perfect for the storyline. Out of This World, is also on the album. The classic Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer song is a tongue-in-cheek nod to the fact that Hayley is becoming romantically involved with an alien, and would be a great addition to a future episode s soundtrack.
A few additional standards found their way onto the album. I m Glad There Is You is, says MacFarlane, my father s favorite. It is really stripped down just me with George Doering on guitar and it s a love letter to all the musicians, and everyone else, who made [the album] possible.
The remaining tracks are all drawn from the 1960s and 70s. Paul Simon s Feelin Groovy , Tedd Firth of the Chiffons 1963 hit, One Fine Day, written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. A second Goffin-King composition, Up On the Roof, also made the cut. To close the album, MacFarlane chose Lennon and McCartney s All My Loving, arranged and conducted by Matt Catingub with just Doering s guitar and a bank of strings.
Top Customer Reviews
Get a glass of wine, shack up with your mate, and enjoy this wonderful music.
Rachel MacFarlane has a sweet, wonderful voice, that charms the socks off me!
Absolutely beautiful voice, a wonderful CD Album, and fully worth the money! Many more songs than were on TV.
SECRET EXTRA TRACK--on track #14, there is an extra song, not listed on the cover, nor on Amazon.
"Secret Agent Man"--a tribute to Stan Smith, one might say.
The Hipster gives this a Thumbs Up Rating. Well worth your money!
PS--after hearing her sing, I know why Roger had a crush on her.
The album is perfect lounge, or for sitting around with a great bottle of wine. (or box in my case)
Just when you thought one talented MacFarlane kid was enough, here comes Rachel with her smooth mezzo-soprano voice. Her interpretations of the selected songs are just lovely, the arrangements are well-done, and the instrumentalists/soloist performances are top-notch.
Harkening to her childhood love of the "hippie sound" of 60's/70's, almost half the album showcases this genre. This might scare away those wanting an entire album of big band (like Seth's), and the second half of the CD drags somewhat. But overall, this solid album should be welcomed with open arms into the easy listening/smooth jazz community.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Only one song I truly enjoyed, and it sounded better on the show...I was actually dissapointed by this album. I returned it one I was able to listen to someone else's copy.Published 3 months ago by Kevin J. Sylvester
I really tried to give this a chance but I cannot stand Rachael's voice. It's shrill, it's whiny and it's pretty much expressionless. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Cornflake_Grrl
I really wanted to love this album. I've always been a sucker for torch singers ever since I got into Ella Fitzgerald, the ultimate jazz singer, years ago. Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by Robin Ray
These are wonderful interpretations of familiar songs.
She has a wonderful voice reminiscent of Monica Mancini.
It's a great album to listen to while driving.