Together We're Heavy

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Together We're Heavy
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 30, 2004 (2004-06-30)
RecordedDecember 2002 – January 2003
Label Hollywood / Good
Producer Eric Drew Feldman, The Speekers, Jeff Levison
The Polyphonic Spree chronology
The Beginning Stages of...
Together We're Heavy
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic 70/100 [1]
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [2] Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [3]
NME Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [4]
Pitchfork 7.6/10 [5]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [6]
The Village Voice B− [7]

Together We're Heavy is the second release from Dallas symphonic rock group The Polyphonic Spree. Produced by Eric Drew Feldman and released in Japan on June 30, 2004, Europe on July 12 and North America on July 13. It includes the hit singles "Hold Me Now" and "Two Thousand Places". The album was released by Hollywood Records, and represents the band's first "true" album (their previous release, The Beginning Stages of... , was recorded as a demo and released only by popular demand).


The US version of Together We're Heavy contains an additional bonus DVD (entitled "The Adventure of Listening") while the Japanese version contains three bonus songs.

It reached number one on the Billboard Top Heatseekers albums chart in the United States.

Track listing

All songs written by Tim DeLaughter. [8]

  1. "Section 11 (A Long Day Continues/We Sound Amazed)" – 8:32
  2. "Section 12 (Hold Me Now)" – 4:30
  3. "Section 13 (Diamonds/Mild Devotion to Majesty)" – 4:55
  4. "Section 14 (Two Thousand Places)" – 5:19
  5. "Section 15 (Ensure Your Reservation)" – 1:39
  6. "Section 16 (One Man Show)" – 4:58
  7. "Section 17 (Suitcase Calling)" – 8:48
  8. "Section 18 (Everything Starts at the Seam)" – 1:54
  9. "Section 19 (When the Fool Becomes a King)" – 10:38
  10. "Section 20 (Together We're Heavy)" – 6:30
  1. "Bonus Section 1 (The Best Part)" (Japanese release only)
  2. "Bonus Section 2 (Mercury Tea)" (Japanese release only)
  3. "Bonus Section 3 (Working Out the Kinks [Demo 2002])" (Japanese release only)

"The Adventure of Listening" DVD:


  1. "Hold Me Now" (Radio Edit – UK Edit)
  2. "Hold Me Now" (Album Version)
  3. "Working Out the Kinks" (Demo)
  1. "Two Thousand Places"
  2. "The Best Part"
  3. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"


Adapted from AllMusic. [9]




Chart performance for Together We're Heavy
Chart (2004–2005)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA) [10] 85
Scottish Albums (OCC) [11] 60
UK Albums (OCC) [12] 61
US Billboard 200 [13] 121
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) [14] 1

Release history


DVD-Audio 5.1 Surround + DTS-Encoded track

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